James Connelly, PsyD
Dr. Connelly attended the University of Utah and completed graduate school in Arizona. He lived in central Mexico as a young adult and studied Spanish as an undergraduate.
Dr. Connelly has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in individual and group therapy settings. He has worked within the public school system, residential care settings, an inpatient hospital, and outpatient counseling centers. His areas of interest include working with people struggling with anxiety, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Phobias. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (a type of CBT), those working with Dr. Connelly learn and employ a combination of cognitive, experiential, and behavioral techniques that assist them in managing and working with disruptive thoughts and feelings, and choosing more effective behaviors. Dr. Connelly also works individually and in groups with children who have social, pragmatic communication, organizational, behavioral, and emotional struggles.
As a clinically trained psychologist, Dr. Connelly conducts assessments of the emotional and academic needs of children and adolescents. He supervises postdoctoral residents and other therapists in training.
When not at work, Dr. Connelly enjoys spending time with his wife, two teenage children, and two dogs. He loves to ride bicycles and is slowly learning to play the guitar.