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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.


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...
The best way to "go with the flow" is to maintain structure, but allow for some flexibility and spontaneity. Check out our five tips to flexible thinking!

How to Go with the Flow: 5 Tips to Flexible Thinking

Although structure, organization, and consistency are highly encouraged, there can come a point where we go a little overboard and become rigid and inflexible. You may have heard the words “control freak”...
Flying across time zones can affect your circadian rhythm, causing flight fatigue. Don't know how to get over jet lag? Try out our 9 tips for long flights!

How to Get Over Jet Lag: 9 Tips for Long Flights

How to Get Over Jet Lag: 9 Tips for Long Fights Flying across time zones puts our internal circadian rhythm, or sleep/wake cycle, out of sync with our external environment. Eventually, our natural cycles will...