Catherine Eckel, Ph.D. is a psychologist in private practice. She treats children and adults with selective mutism using a collaborative, team approach.
This approach incorporates parents, teachers, school personnel, and others who are significant in the life of the individual.
Treatment focuses on slowly desensitizing the child to anxiety producing situations, and working at a pace that is comfortable for the child.
Educating others in the child's life about selective mutism is also a component of treatment. Dr. Eckel also treats other anxiety disorders such as obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, generalized anxiety, and others.
20 S. Santa Cruz Ave Suite 315
Los Gatos , CA 95030
Office Telephone: 408-993-3749
Number of years in the field: 12 years
Work with children and adults.