Cindy Haines, Psy.D.
- New Jersey licensed psychologist
- Graduate of the Behavior Therapy Training Institute, the country’s foremost OCD training program, sponsored by the International OCD Foundation
- Certified by the Trichotillomania Learning Center
- Certified in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
- Graduate of the first advanced training program given by the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute, which is part of the International OCD foundation.
- Recipient of Master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Fairleigh-Dickinson University
Cindy Haines, Psy.D received a Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University, a Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University, and a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology of Rutgers University. She is a New Jersey licensed psychologist.
Dr. Haines utilizes a certified clinical canine, Clyde, a large, extremely sensitive Golden Retriever, who tends to be very popular with many of the children and adolescents with whom she works. She will sometimes share Clyde with some of the therapists to use in their work with young people as well.
Clyde will never just “show up” for the first time at a therapy session, as not all clients are partial to animals or dogs in particular, no matter how friendly and gentle. If a client has not previously met Clyde, then it will be discussed with the client and/or the parents beforehand as to whether or not an appearance by Clyde is desired. Read more at Clyde’s personal profile page.
Dr. Haines attended an intensive training certification program in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder at The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. She also attended the first advanced training program given by the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute, which is part of the International OCD foundation. Finally, Dr. Haines has also received a master’s degree in clinical psychopharmacology from Fairleigh-Dickinson University.
Dr. Haines is certified to work with “Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors,” problems such as Dermatillomania- compulsive skin picking- and Trichotillomania- compulsive hair pulling- by the Trichotillomania Learning Center. She also heads the Committee on Relations with Educational Institutions for the OCD New Jersey.
Previously, Dr. Haines worked as a psychology intern at Jersey Shore University Medical Center’s Behavioral Health Services where she conducted individual therapy with children, adolescents and adults primarily suffering from mood and anxiety disorders. She also served rotations with pervasive developmentally disabled children, conducted screenings for DYFS referred foster children, assessed patients in mental health crises and assisted the staff psychiatrist in the diagnosis of mental health disorders in hospitalized patients.
Dr. Haines worked at Project Kin in Freehold, counseling foster teenagers with emotional problems. She also was employed as a Hospice Social Worker providing individual therapy to the patient, as well as children, adolescents and adult family members. In addition, Dr. Haines facilitated a group for family members of 911 victims, facilitated children’s bereavement groups, a cancer survivors group, grief recovery groups and a behavioral strategies group for intoxicated drivers who had lost their licenses.
Throughout Dr. Haines’ graduate training she worked at the GSAPP Psychological Clinic providing individual cognitive- behavioral therapy for students with anxiety and depression.