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Dr. Enid Haller

Enid Haller is Executive Director of Lyme Center of Martha’s Vineyard, a free walk-in information service for Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases. She has run the Martha’s Vineyard Lyme Support Group since 2010.

She holds a PhD in Clinical Psychology (Union Institute) and a Masters in Social Work (Fordham University). She is a New York State-Licensed Clinical Social Worker (New York State – LCSW# 052744 and RCSW# 077172).

After building a successful private practice for 5 years, Dr Haller founded the psychotherapy clinic, Behavioral Arts, on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, specializing in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, neuropsychological testing, addiction counseling and cognitive behavioral therapy. She ran Behavioral Arts for 8 years until she became dreadfully ill.

Her diagnosis in 2009 — Lyme Disease with Babesiosis — was delayed for at least 10 years by a failure to identify the symptoms. Her condition advanced deeply into the chronic phase, where from 1999 she accumulated a complex of afflictions from cataracts (surgery), hyperthyroidism, knee (meniscus surgery), heart (surgery), severe depression, anxiety, debilitating chronic neck pain and brain fog. Her daughter and husband also became ill due to Lyme and assorted co-infections.Dr Haller is dedicating her recovery to helping others recognize and get timely treatment for their tick-borne infections.