Dr. Borelli received her clinical training at the Yale Anxiety and Mood Center, Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders, and the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. The majority of her training has focused on evidenced-based models of treatment (CBT, DBT, emotion-focused therapy, mentalization-based therapy) and Dr. Borelli is a strong believer in the import of the relationship between therapist and client. Dr. Borelli has received specialty training in the treatment of pediatric OCD (ERP) and anxiety disorders (exposure-based CBT), eating disorders (CBT, family therapy), and relationship and/or attachment issues.
For the past 12 years, Dr. Borelli has been a collaborator and consultant working with Dr. Nancy Suchman’s Mothers ‘n’ Kids Program, a metallization-based treatment program for mothers with a history of substance dependence and their young children. Dr. Borelli also worked with Dr. Christoph Heinicke at his UCLA Family Development Program during her internship. Dr. Borelli’s recent scholarship has focused on developing and testing a brief, attachment-based intervention designed to improve relational and emotional wellness, termed relational savoring.
Dr. Borelli maintains a small private practice where she sees clients and supervises therapist trainees. Her areas of specialization involve the treatment of children, adolescents, adults, families and couples, with a focus on anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, attachment- and/or relationship issues, including adoption.