Dr. Veronica Raggi
Licensed psychologist & founder of Brighter Outlook Therapy LLC
Dr. Veronica Raggi
Dr. Veronica Raggi is a licensed psychologist with over 15 years of experience providing comprehensive and individualized care to youth, families and adults in the Maryland and DC metro area. She has particular expertise in the treatment of anxiety, depression, life stress, trauma, social or interpersonal challenges, and attention/motivational issues in children, teens and adults.
She previously practiced for ten years at the highly regarded practice, Alvord, Baker, & Associates, LLC. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park and completed internship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and postdoctoral training at New York University (NYU) Medical Center/ Child Study Center.
Dr. Raggi also has particular interest and expertise in the treatment of Selective Mutism. She provides individual and school-based intervention and groups for this population. She co-directed and co-developed the Selective Mutism Program and Summer Intensive Camp (Cool, Confident and Courageous Kids Camp) while at Alvord Baker & Associates, LLC and continues to collaborate on research with Alvord Baker and the University of Maryland to examine treatment outcomes for the camp and groups. She facilitates a bi-monthly peer consultation group through the Selective Mutism Association.
Dr. Raggi is first author on Exposure Therapy for Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents, a comprehensive, practical resource for implementing exposure therapy when treating children and adolescents with anxiety. To help clinicians aid patients in monitoring mood and using CBT skills, she developed an iPhone application, CBT Tools for Youth, available on iTunes. In addition to writing and private practice, Dr. Raggi provides seminars and consultation to mental health professionals in the implementation of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). She coordinated the Continuing Education Program at Alvord Baker for five years, has published in a variety of scholarly journals, and engages in social media interviews and podcasts to provide education on child mental health. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park.
A comprehensive guide for
Written by a team of clinicians specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents, this professional guide offers a comprehensive, practical resource for implementing exposure therapy when treating children and adolescents with anxiety. Each chapter is devoted to tailoring exposure work to a specific anxiety-related condition, such as separation anxiety, phobias, panic, social anxiety, and more, using a variety of creative exposure ideas and activities.