Dr. Oehlberg works with adolescents and adults in the DBT Center.
About Dr. Oehlberg
Dr. Oehlberg completed her undergraduate degree at St. John’s College (Annapolis), where she discovered her passion for psychology while assisting with research on depression and OCD at the University of Pennsylvania. Subsequently, she completed a Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Northwestern University (Evanston), where her research tested theories of how personality relates to habitual patterns of attention to emotion. After graduating with her doctorate, Dr. Oehlberg completed an APA-accredited internship at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where she then served as Chief Fellow during a year of advanced postdoctoral training.
Dr. Oehlberg has had extensive clinical training in evidence-based treatments (cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy) at The Family Institute and Stone Mental Health Clinic at Northwestern University. She has worked closely with adults struggling with intense emotions and unworkable behavior patterns, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, interpersonal problems, self-loathing, and impulsivity. She has gravitated towards treatments that emphasize both compassionate acceptance of oneself in the present moment and effective change strategies aimed at creating a full, meaningful, and manageable life. Dr. Oehlberg approaches therapy wholeheartedly and considers it a privilege to be an instrument of change in the lives of others.
Dr. Oehlberg is a licensed psychologist in the state of Washington and is a member of the Association for Contextual Behavior Science (ACBS).