Dr. Croft-Caderao specializes in treatment of Anxiety and OCD for adults. Her therapy approach is Cognitive Behavioral, with a focus in exposure therapies such as Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD. She uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) as a guiding framework to her work, which involves learning to become better at experiencing all the thoughts and feelings that life can throw at us while focusing on living meaningful lives. Dr. Croft-Caderao’s expertise is in working with the following conditions:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and related concerns
- Health-related Anxiety
- Other anxiety concerns, including Social Anxiety, Phobias, Panic, and general anxiety
- Adjustment to prepartum and postpartum stages of life; coping with fertility challenges
- Stress and challenges faced by entrepreneurs
Dr. Croft-Caderao earned her doctoral and master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from Southern Methodist University. At SMU, she trained in CBT and exposure therapy in research trials to enhance treatment for social anxiety and phobias. She has specialized certification in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for treating OCD and related disorders through The International OCD Foundation. Dr. Croft-Caderao has completed intensive trainings in ACT throughout her career. She also pursues further education and training in her other clinical interest areas including mindfulness, movement and exercise for the mind-body connection, and multiculturalism and social justice issues within the field of psychology.
In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Croft-Caderao teaches and trains doctoral students and psychiatry residents in CBT and ACT at UT Southwestern and SMU. She is from South Texas and is mother to two adorable, not-so-well-behaved dogs and a feisty toddler.