Myra Altman, Ph.D.

Myra Altman, PhD

Dr. Altman is a psychological assistant (PSB94023900) working toward licensure under the supervision of Dr. Ashley Witt. She believes in a collaborative and flexible approach to treatment that is grounded in research and the processes underlying human functioning and flourishing. Dr. Altman utilizes a values-based framework, and her work is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance And Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness. She has expertise and interest in treating health conditions (sleep, pain, eating), adjustment, and anxiety.

Dr. Altman received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis, where her research focused on health behavior change in a socio-ecological context. She has a clinical focus in health psychology, including weight management and sleep. Dr. Altman also specialized in the delivery of evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment of OCD and anxiety for children and adult at the St Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute’s Center for OCD and Anxiety-Related Disorder. In addition, Dr. Altman spent a year at Siteman Cancer Center, where she worked with cancer patients and family members on issues related to adjustment and grief. Dr. Altman completed her pre-doctoral internship at VA Palo Alto where she continued her Behavioral Medicine training, with specializations in chronic pain and sexual functioning, and developed expertise in Women’s Health, the treatment of PTSD (including Cognitive Processing Therapy), and Couples Therapy.