Dr. Gartler’s goal as a psychologist is to create a warm and validating environment to help clients feel comfortable with the transition into therapy. She has specialized training in evidence-based treatments for depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and insomnia, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for insomnia (CBTi). She received her provider status in CPT, an evidence-based treatment for trauma-related disorders, from the Phoenix VA in 2016 and has worked extensively with survivors of trauma individually and in groups. Dr. Gartler also has experience in working with relationship and communication issues, grief and loss, chronic pain, adjustment to life changes, concerns related to the aging process, understanding and expressing emotions, fostering a sense of meaning and purpose, and the impact of medical issues on mental health and wellbeing. In treatment, Dr. Gartler works collaboratively with clients to identify meaningful goals and achieve successful outcomes.
Canisius College, B.A. Psychology
California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University-Los Angeles, Ph.D. Clinical Psychology
Doctoral Internship / Residency
Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center, Doctoral Internship
Phoenix VA Medical Center, Postdoctoral Residency
Licensed Psychologist, State of Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners
Psychotherapy is an integrative approach to mental health treatment which is rooted in the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client. Otherwise referred to as talk therapy, psychotherapy allows for an open, supportive dialogue focused on identifying and changing thought patterns/behaviors that may be affecting one’s mental wellness.
Group therapy is a form of psychotherapy that incorporates the clinical expertise of a trained psychologist and input from individuals experiencing similar, targeted life events, mental health conditions and other concerns into the therapeutic process. Group therapy may be used to address relationship issues, anxiety, depression, trauma, problems with self-efficacy or self-esteem and/or grief.