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What is Behavioral Medicine?

A integrative healthcare field focused on the physical, emotional and social factors in health and illness, seeing the patient as a whole person.  The goals of treatment include fewer physical and emotional symptoms (decreased pain, reduced anxiety) and overall improved quality of life.

At Behavioral Medicine Partners, we use behavior and lifestyle change to help you prevent disease, manage symptoms, and learn to work more effectively with your healthcare team.  We invite you to partner with us in learning how thoughts, emotions and actions can contribute to wellness.  We can help you identify ways to take greater control over your health and well-being, to build confidence and to invest in yourself and your potential to heal.

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About Dr. Danielle Koby, Ph.D., ABPP

Danielle Koby, Ph.D. is a Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist specializing in the treatment of emotional and physical health challenges.  She is an expert in recognizing and treating stress-related physical symptoms such as sleep disruption, fatigue, low energy, changes in appetite and weight, headaches, stomach upset, muscle tension and pain. 

Dr. Koby has nearly a decade of experience helping individuals to reduce the emotional pain of depression and anxiety with a warm, empathic approach.  She helps patients bridge the gap between their current circumstances and past experiences.  This often includes setting goals, identifying priorities and taking small steps at a comfortable pace and using tools such as nutrition, exercise, relaxation training and mindfulness.

Education
Doctoral Degree:  University of Connecticut
Internship: Rush University Medical Center
Fellowship: Mayo Clinic

Experience
Before opening her own practice Dr. Koby enjoyed working and teaching in medical settings.  She began in Providence, RI in the Division of Behavioral Medicine at the Miriam and Rhode Island Hospitals, where she was also an assistant professor of Psychiatry at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  She then worked at the Institute of Living and Hartford Hospital’s Neuroscience and Comprehensive Epilepsy Centers. During this time she was an assistant professor of Neurology at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and served on the Advisory Board of the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut.