Javier Ballesteros, Psy.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, and related disorders. He has more than ten years of practicing psychotherapy. Dr. Javier is highly trained and specialized in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and exposure and response prevention (ERP). In addition, he has also significant training and experience in mindfulness meditation, schema therapy, positive psychology, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, client-centered therapy, and psychodynamic therapy.
Dr. Javier is originally from Spain, and has lived for the past twenty years in the United States. He is fully bilingual in English and in Spanish, and he conducts therapy in both languages.
Before founding the International Treatment Center for Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, OCD, and Related Disorders, Dr. Javier worked as a Psychologist at the Reeds Center in Midtown Manhattan for twenty months, where he received top-notch training and experience in CBT and ERP for anxiety, trauma, OCD, and related disorders. Dr. Javier has also worked as a Psychologist at the outpatient behavioral health clinic of Gouverneur Health hospital in New York City for more than four years, where he has been working within a cognitive-behavioral therapy/ERP framework with a large number of individuals suffering from anxiety, depression, trauma, OCD, and related disorders. Prior to that, he also completed his pre-doctoral APA-accredited internship at that same outpatient behavioral health clinic of Gouverneur Health hospital in New York City.
Dr. Javier received his masters and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology-San Francisco Campus. Dr. Javier’s doctoral dissertation investigated cultural adaptations to cognitive-behavioral therapy for a particular minority group suffering from an anxiety disorder.
Prior to becoming a clinician, Dr. Javier worked as an investment banker in New York City. During his years in investment banking, he worked as a Vice President of Project Finance and Corporate Finance at BBVA Securities, as an Analyst of Mergers and Acquisitions at Deutsche Bank, and as a Product and Investment Specialist at Lloyds TSB.
In his free time, Dr. Javier enjoys watching and practicing sports, and he is a fan of Real Madrid soccer team.