PROVIDERS

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Alice Zafiris, Psy.D.
Clinical Director

Licensed Clinical PsychologistL

Dr. Zafiris provides evidence-based therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults addressing a wide range of issues related to psychological health and well-being. She specializes in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and body-focused repetitive behaviors.  Dr. Zafiris has been intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by Behavioral Tech/Linehan Institute and is a graduate of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) through the International OCD Foundation where she obtained intensive training and certification in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).  

 

In her clinical work, Dr. Zafiris utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach which is primarily grounded in cognitive behavioral theory and guided by empirically supported interventions. She takes pride in her ability to personalize treatment to best meet each individual’s unique needs and values a collaborative therapeutic relationship with each client.  Balancing acceptance based approaches with solution-focused strategies, Dr. Zafiris strives to create a warm and supportive environment from which to provide relief from clients’ suffering, as well as to foster personal growth and increase one’s sense of satisfaction and experience of happiness in life. ​

Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

International OCD Foundation

Association for Contextual Behavioral Science

TLC Foundation for Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Ariana Delerme, Psy.D.
Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Delerme will be joining the practice in September, 2021.  She will be providing evidence-based therapeutic services to children, adolescents, and adults addressing a variety of presenting concerns impacting psychological health and well-being.   

 

Dr. Delerme completed an APA-accredited internship at Citrus Health Network in Florida. She received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology and her Psy.D. from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. 

More information coming soon!

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Professional Affiliations

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association, Division 38: Health Psychology

 
Nicole Woodard
Predoctoral Extern

Nicole Woodard is an intermediate predoctoral extern and third-year clinical psychology doctoral student at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington, D.C. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of North Florida in 2017, graduating with honors. Prior to returning to school to obtain her doctoral degree in clinical psychology, Nicole gained experience providing therapeutic educational services and group therapy services to adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and comorbid psychiatric diagnoses. More recently, her doctoral clinical training has afforded opportunities to gain extensive training and experience working within the school system, during which time she conducted psychoeducational assessments with children, ages 4-13, and gained experience with individual therapy utilizing an integrative approach.


Nicole’s areas of clinical interests include anxiety disorders, eating disorders, OCD, and childhood trauma. She is passionate about using evidence-based treatment to assist individuals in overcoming any emotional barriers that may hinder them from flourishing. In her clinical work, Nicole is guided by empirically-supported interventions and fosters a warm, supportive therapeutic environment where differences are respected, and treatment is tailored to fit each individual. She has a strong commitment to delivering culturally sensitive treatment and understanding the impact of individual, community, and social contexts on an individual’s well-being and mental health. Nicole sees clients of all ages and provides individual and group therapy services for Peak Wellness Group. She will receive her Psy.D. in clinical psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2023.