Dr. Laura Skriner
Laura Skriner, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and has expertise in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. Dr. Skriner works with children, adolescents, and adults to clarify their values and learn individualized skills to meet their goals and make lasting changes. She is licensed to practice psychology in the states of New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Dr. Skriner has received extensive training and is skilled in a number of evidence-based treatment approaches including exposure and response prevention, behavioral activation, treatment for selective mutism, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Parent Child Interaction Therapy. She frequently integrates mindfulness-based approaches into her practice.
Dr. Skriner received her B.A. in psychology from Boston University, a masters in psychology from San Diego State University and her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University. She has trained at several of the most prestigious hospitals and treatment centers in the northeast, completing her pre-doctoral internship at Brown University and post-doctoral fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
She has been involved in research focused on the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy for anxious youth, understanding what factors lead to positive change, and understanding the impact of the therapeutic relationship on treatment. She has been involved in a number of funded research studies focused on the treatment of youth with anxiety and depression as well as studies focused on training practitioners in cognitive behavioral therapies. In 2012, she received a National Research Service Award from the National Institute of Mental Health to study predictors of treatment outcomes among youth receiving CBT for anxiety. Dr. Skriner has co-authored book chapters and written scholarly articles for a number of peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. She is active in national professional organizations, including the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (SSCCAP, APA Div 53).