Dr. Naomi Brinton (she/her) is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She earned her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, with concentrations in the areas of child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy Dr. Brinton utilizes Evidence-Based Treatments such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) in her work with children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Brinton works with all types of anxiety disorders and OCD, including social anxiety, specific phobias, panic, generalized anxiety, separation anxiety, selective mutism, ARFID, PANS/PANDAS, health-related anxiety, and perfectionism. She has additional specialty working with co-occurring conditions such as depression, trauma, self-harm, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), ADHD, and coping with chronic illnesses.
As a queer-identified therapist herself, Dr. Brinton has a passion for working with LGBTQIA+ clients and families, and exploring how to support her clients as they navigate developments in their identity, emotions, friendships, and values. She particularly enjoys working with pre-teens, teenagers and emerging adults, and often runs groups to increase access to high-quality services.
Dr. Brinton is a certified school psychologist and has extensive experience collaborating with families and school personnel. She has worked in private and public schools, helping to identify and implement supports that will meet each client’s unique emotional, social and academic needs. Dr. Brinton completed her Predoctoral Internship training at Widener University’s Child Therapy Clinic and at Children’s Crisis Treatment Center where she gained experience working with families with a wide range of clinical concerns including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, complex and acute trauma, OCD, ADHD, and adjustment difficulties.
In therapy, Dr. Brinton believes in integrating a strengths-based, humanistic approach to evidence-based treatment. She works through a family-systems lens to meet children and adolescents where they are and foster independence, growth, and empowerment. In her free time, Naomi enjoys reading, spending time with her two cats, playing board games and video games with her husband and friends, and making various fiber crafts.
- Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA
- M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA
- B.A. in Psychology, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT
- Postdoctoral Fellowship: CBT Center for Anxiety & OCD
- Predoctoral Internship Rotation: Children’s Crisis Treatment Center
- Predoctoral Internship Rotation: Widener Child Therapy Clinic
- Predoctoral Practicum Rotation: Upper Darby School District
- Predoctoral Practicum Rotation: Chester Community Clinic (formerly Chester Community Physical Therapy Clinic)
- Predoctoral Practicum Rotation: LifePath Inc. Outpatient Clinic
- Externship: CommuniCamp, Selective Mutism, Anxiety, and Related Disorders Treatment (SMart) Center
- Teachers’ Roles in the Early Identification of Depressive Symptoms in Schools