About Annie McCue, PhD
I am a compassionate and dynamic therapist who’s focus is on creating warm, open environments committed to helping you achieve the goals in the direction you want it to go. My style is interactive, validating, supportive, and direct which allows for active collaboration with each client. I make certain to regularly elicit your feedback in planning and moving through treatment. I am transparent with my work and always make it a point to integrate techniques from scientifically supported approaches.
Born and raised in Michigan and a graduate of Kalamazoo College, I went on to earn my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Suffolk University in Boston. I have been focused on the treatment of eating disorders since my work as a residential counselor at Laurel Hill Inn while attending graduate school. My APA-accredited predoctoral internship included intensive training in the inpatient and partial hospital eating disorder programs at the University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro. Following graduation, I went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship on the adult and adolescent residential units at the Cambridge Eating Disorder Center. Further work there included serving as Outpatient Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Supervisor for other postdoctoral interns. When life took me to New Jersey, I was thrilled to join Hilltop Behavioral Health as a Staff Psychologist. I continue to remain dedicated to supporting clients on their roads to recovery from eating disorders, depression, and anxiety.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (known as “ACT”), is a scientifically supported form of counseling that aims to increase a client’s ability to think, feel, and act more flexibly. Using the concepts of mindfulness and acceptance, ACT helps clients learn to tolerate, rather than avoid, unpleasant thoughts and feelings. In addition, ACT focuses on helping clients to create and engage in lives that they find meaningful and valuable.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
For individuals who feel out-of-control with their emotions, behaviors, and relationships, an approach informed by Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) may be appropriate. This method focuses on providing clients with specific skills and tools to help them manage their feelings and actions. Clients learn ways to communicate more effectively with others, tolerate intense emotions, regulate their moods, and remain grounded in the present moment.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a tool to help people identify and cope with stressful situations. It teaches people new ways to think and act, in order to influence the way that they feel. It is a proactive approach in which therapist and client work together to challenge a client’s previous, maladaptive thought patterns and increase engagement in behaviors that contribute to positive experiences.