Dr. Caron

Annalise Caron, Ph.D. is the Director of CBT Westport, LLC, a licensed clinical psychologist, and certified cognitive therapist. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and her masters and PhD from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Caron completed a pre-doctoral internship at Columbia University Medical Center, and stayed on to become faculty of the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center. Prior to opening practice in Connecticut, Dr. Caron was the Co-Director of CBT/DBT Associates in Manhattan, and prior to that served as the Director of Child and Family Treatment at the American Institute of Cognitive Therapy in New York, NY. Dr. Caron is a Certified Diplomat of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, currently the only psychologist in Fairfield County who has achieved this level of certification in cognitive behavioral therapy.

Dr. Caron is extensively trained in a number of evidence-based psychotherapies including: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Multi-systemic Therapy (MST). She has expertise across the lifespan working with children, adolescents, and adults. She specializes in individual therapy for anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder [GAD], separation anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety and specific phobias. Additionally, Dr. Caron has significant experience treating depression, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and related disorders (body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania, skin picking), behavior disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), relationship problems, adjustment to life transitions such as entering college or having a baby, as well as parenting consultation and parent training. In addition, Dr. Caron treats individuals with mental health problems secondary to medical conditions such as HIV and cancer. More detailed information regarding Dr. Caron’s diagnostic specialties can be found on the Services page.

She has authored professional articles and book chapters on cognitive behavioral therapy and other evidence-based psychotherapies, as well as studies examining the relation between parenting and child problems. Further, she has given presentations at numerous professional conferences and provided workshops to professionals and consumers on cognitive behavior therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance. In addition, she has taught and supervised graduate students, post doctoral fellows, residents, licensed psychiatrists and social workers in traditional CBT and newer mindfulness and acceptance based behavioral therapies, such as ACT. While at Vanderbilt, Dr. Caron earned the American Psychological Association’s Koppitz Fellowship for her research on parenting and adolescent therapy outcome, one of three awards given nationally.

Professional Affiliations

  • Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT)
  • Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
  • International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
  • NYC – Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association (NYC-CBT)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)