Myra Altman, Ph.D.
Dr. Altman is a licensed psychologist (PSY30288) with expertise in treating health conditions (sleep, pain, eating), adjustment, OCD, and anxiety. 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 approach is based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance And Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness.
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 Disorders. In addition, Dr. Altman trained at Siteman Cancer Center, where she worked with cancer patients and family members on issues related to adjustment and grief. She 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. Dr. Altman completed a post-doctoral fellowship in health care innovation at the Stanford Clinical Excellence Research Center.