Danielle Gardini, Psy.DPost-doctoral Fellow
Dr. Danielle Gardini is well known to Bio-Behavioral having served as a research assistant in 2010 and having helped organize the First All Day Conference on OCD for OCD New York. She went on to get her doctorate in school psychology at Nova University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She did her internship at Centerstone in Sarasota, Florida and found her roots back to Bio-Behavioral Institute where she is currently a postdoctoral fellow. Dr. Gardini specializes in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders for children, adolescents, and adults. Because of her training as a school psychologist, she is very proficient in helping parents and children/adolescents receive the proper services within school districts and conducting psychological assessments. Her doctoral dissertation was on school-based mindfulness interventions for children and adolescents to improve social-emotional learning and academic performance. In addition to her knowledge on how to facilitate child parent and school issues, Dr. Gardini has received advanced training in the treatment of OCD and Related Disorders such as BDD and OCD with comorbid conditions through the Behavior Therapy Institute of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation. She has also received advanced training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment modality focusing on emotion regulation, mindfulness, distress tolerance, and interpersonal skills. She practices evidence-based treatment, always focusing on the latest advances and always looking to provide both traditional cognitive behavior therapy as well as third wave cognitive behavior therapy such as Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and DBT.