Laura Kirmayer, PhD, MSW, is an associate psychologist. Dr. Kirmayer has treated young people with ADHD, behavior disorders, autism, and anxiety and mood disorders. She has specialized training in a range of behavioral therapies, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure plus response prevention (E/RP) and trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT). She is also certified in parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT).
She has extensive training to work with children and adolescents with Tourette syndrome, tics, trichotillomania, OCD and depression. She has done research in the areas of attachment, academic enrichment for high-risk populations and suicide prevention. Dr. Kirmayer practiced as a clinical social worker for over 12 years with specializations in early childhood development and trauma and grief. She played an integral role in the development and implementation of early childhood trauma response programs and participated as a clinician in the response to the 1999 Columbine shootings and the response to the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon.