Dr. Devika Fiorillo, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, and trauma-related disorders. She also provides treatment for emotion dysregulation more generally. Dr. Fiorillo focuses on evidence-based cognitive and behavioral treatments, tailored to each individual, within a collaborative and compassionate environment. She has significant experience with traditional cognitive behavioral treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Therapy as well as contemporary approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Dr. Fiorillo completed her training at several prominent institutions and was involved in both treatment and research. She completed her Clinical Internship at Duke University Medical Center in the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Track and also completed a two-year Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program at Emory University School of Medicine. During her time at Emory, she was trained by Dr. Barbara Rothbaum, one of the pioneers in the field of Trauma and Anxiety. She obtained her PhD from the University of Nevada, Reno, where she was trained in DBT by Dr. Alan Fruzzetti, known world-wide for his work in DBT. Dr. Fiorillo was trained in ACT by Dr. Steve Hayes, founder of the approach, and Dr. Victoria Follette, expert on ACT for survivors of trauma.
Peer-reviewed Publications & Book Chapters
Ramaiya, M. K., Fiorillo, D., Regmi, U., Robins, C. J., & Kohrt, B. A. (2017). A cultural adaptation of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Nepal. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.
Fiorillo, D., McLean, C., Pistorello, J., Hayes, S. C., & Follette, V. M. (2016). Evaluation of a web-based acceptance and commitment therapy program for women with trauma related problems: a pilot study. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science.
Fiorillo, D., & Fruzzetti, A.E. (2015). Dialectical behavior therapy for trauma survivors. In V. M. Follette & J. Briere (Ed.), Transforming Trauma: Integrating Contemplative and Western Psychological Approaches. NY: Garrison Institute.
Fiorillo, D., Papa, A., & Follette, V. M. (2013). The relationship between child physical abuse and victimization in dating relationships: The role of experiential avoidance. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, & Practice.
Fiorillo, D., & Follette, V. M. (2012). Cumulative Trauma. In C. R. Figley (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Trauma: An Interdisciplinary Guide. NY: Sage
Ghimire, D., & Follette, V. M. (2011). Sexual revictimization: Experiences of child, adolescent, and adult sexual trauma. In M. Duckworth. & V. Follette (Ed.), Retraumatization. NY: Routledge.