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June 2016 - Dr. Cortman & Associates | Psychologist | Emotional Healing

Dr. Laurie-Ann O'Connor

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Dr. Laurie-Ann O'Connor is specialized in anxiety disorders, PTSD, sexuality & intellectual disability, eating disorders, medical psychology/behavioral medicine, psychological assessment.

Dr. O’Connor, has graduate degrees in both clinical and counseling psychology as well as postdoctoral training as a trauma professional. Her writings have appeared in newspapers, professional trade magazines, and peer-reviewed journals. She studied in both Canada and the US and is currently located in Venice, Florida. Her wide range of successful past experiences - in the field of psychology as well as an entrepreneur and with many charitable organizations - have allowed her to develop a wide variety of integrative approaches that she incorporates into her mindfulness based, humanistic practice.



Dr. Roger Davis

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  • Dr. Roger Davis received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami in 1996. Much of his career has been spent teaching other psychologists in issues related to assessment, diagnosis, and psychotherapy. He has over 30 published chapters, articles, and books on such wide-ranging topics as anxiety, classification, personality, personality pathology, and interpersonal conduct and relationship issues. Psychological tests and books to which Dr. Davis has contributed are in daily use across the United States.

Dr. Davis considers his specialty areas to be personality issues and anxiety disorders. He practices an eclectic mix of mindfulness meditation, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal therapy, with elements of existential psychotherapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy. He believes that diagnostic labels are just shorthand ways of communicating, and should not define a person or limit what they can become. Dr. Davis believes that symptoms represent one way that our personality communicates to us our need for growth, and that paying attention to these messages is essential for recovery.



Dr. Jacquelyn T. Somach

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Dr. Jacquelyn ‘Jacki’ Somach has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. Within her practice, she strives to offer a supportive environment in which to explore, learn and grow with the understanding that we all need a space in our lives for the full expression of our thoughts and feelings. Her intention is to provide a therapeutic relationship of respect and trust, and caring professional counseling designed to facilitate healing for adults, teens, children, families, and couples.

She offers treatment for anxiety, depression, panic attacks, PTSD, trauma, stress, relationship and marital issues, family challenges, life transitions, successful aging, autism, psychological and behavioral aspects of illness, and improving interpersonal and coping skills. Therapies include cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness meditation and related practices, relaxation techniques, and Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR).

Dr. Somach also has experience in positive psychology and depth psychology, as well as the science of happiness and its application in clinical practice for a holistic approach to health and well-being.


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