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Andrea Umbach, Psy.D.

Dr. Andrea Umbach enjoys working with adults, teens, and children. Her areas of interest include anxiety issues (obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, social anxiety, specific phobias, worry, and generalized anxiety), hoarding, organizing, trichotillomania, sleep, and psychoeducational assessments.

Dr. Umbach practices from a cognitive-behavioral perspective focused on increasing flexibility in thinking and making adaptive behavior changes. She is the author of Conquer Your Fears and Phobias for Teens.

ARTICLES BY ANDREA UMBACH

What is trichotillomania or hair-pulling disorder? Trich is a disorder characterized by recurrent pulling out of hair. Trichotillomania treatment, causes...

What Is Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder)? Causes, Treatments, and Resources

What Is Trichotillomania (Hair-Pulling Disorder)?Trichotillomania (TTM or trich) is a disorder characterized by recurrent pulling out of one’s hair from the scalp, eyebrows, eyelashes, and other areas of...
We all get frustrated with the fact that we are not in control of our sleep. Sleep better and overcome sleep problems using these ten techniques!

How to Sleep Better: 10 Ways to Overcome Sleep Problems

Are you frustrated with your sleep? Are you trying different gadgets and gizmos to track and improve your sleep? Are you experiencing all sorts of sleep problems?We definitely...
Parents want to trust their children, but they also want to make sure their kids are safe and responsible. So, how much privacy should a child have?

How Much Privacy Should a Child Have?

How Much Privacy Should a Child Have?Should I check my son’s Facebook?  Should I read my daughter’s journal? What’s my child doing on their phone? Should kids have privacy...
Millennials and minimalism go hand-in-hand... but why? Unlike baby boomers, millennials embrace minimalism; they enjoy having "less stuff."

Your Millennial Doesn’t Want Your Stuff: Why Millennials Are Trending Toward Minimalism

Where Did All the Stuff Come From?Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) are the post-WWII generation. After the Great Depression and World War II, Americans married, moved to the suburbs, and...
Since our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected, one way chip away at anxious thinking. Here's how to challenge anxious thoughts.

5 Ways to Challenge Anxious Thoughts

Challenging Anxious ThoughtsSince our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are all connected, one way to reduce anxiety symptoms is to work on challenging anxious thoughts. Challenging means to slowly...
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