Tory Tomassetti, Ph.D. | Staff Psychologist
Tory Tomassetti graduated summa cum laude from Wilkes University prior to earning her Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi, the top ranked counseling psychology program. She completed an APA-accredited internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the New Orleans VA, where she specialized in the assessment and treatment of anxiety and trauma-related disorders. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Tomassetti was the lead researcher in a trial which examined the effects of a novel intervention for persons with chronic sleep disturbance. Her research has been published in an APA journal and presented at regional, national, and international conferences.
Prior to joining CBT/DBT Associates, Dr. Tomassetti served as a staff psychologist and was the Associate Clinical Director of the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Center of New Orleans. While at CBT NOLA, Dr. Tomassetti further refined her expertise in the treatment of individuals with anxiety and related disorders, including phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Additionally, she devoted much of her practice to the behaviorally-focused treatment of couples.
Dr. Tomassetti has extensive training and experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. In all modalities, her approach to therapy is informed by her research experience, adherence to evidence-based treatments, and her focus on her clients' strength and resiliency. She is pleased to offer a variety of evidence-based treatments at CBT/DBT Associates, including short-term therapies for problems such as specific phobias and insomnia, and more intensive therapies for problems such as trauma-related disorders, OCD, and couples' distress.
Selected Presentations by Tory Tomassetti
Tomassetti, V. J., Walton, J. L., Uddo, M., McPhillips, K., &Franklin, C. L. (2015). Imagery rehearsal therapy for nightmares with an olfactory component. Poster presented at the 31st annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, New Orleans, LA.
McManus, E. S., Fruchter, Y., Stewart, H. L., Arseneau, J. R., Bradley, J. M., & Tomassetti, V. J. (2015).Posttraumatic stress disorder symptom profiles of OEF/OIF/OND veterans. Poster presented at the 31st annual conference of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, New Orleans, LA.
Tomassetti, V. J., Nicholson, B. C., & Madson, M. B. (2012). Hardiness, parenting stress, and PTSD symptomatology in fathers returning from OEF/OIF. Poster presented at the 120th Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
McMurtry, S. L., King, K. N., Tomassetti, V. J., & Nicholson, B. N. (2011). Predictors of hope and hardiness in Head Start families. Poster presented at the 19th annual conference on Parent Education and Parenting, Denton, TX.
Tomassetti, V. J., & Bohlander, R. (2008). Perceptions of teacher/student sexual contacts: The effects of teacher attractiveness, gender, and sexual orientation. Poster presented at the 79th annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA and the Second Annual Undergraduate Symposium, Wilkes University, Wilkes Barre, PA.
Selected Publications by Tory Tomassetti
Tomassetti, V. J., Nicholson, B. C., Madson, M. B., & Dahlen, E. R. (2014). Hardiness, parenting stress, and PTSD symptomatology in U.S. Afghanistan/Iraq era veteran fathers. Psychology of Men and Masculinity. Advance online publication.
Tomassetti, V. J. (2013). Hardiness, social support, parental stress, and posttraumatic stress symptoms in recent service members (Doctoral dissertation). Defended 4/2013.