Our Team

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Amy B. Young, Psy.D.

Amy B. Young, Psy.D.

Founder/Director

Dr. Amy Young is the Founder and Director of the CBT Center for Anxiety & OCD and has been working in the behavioral health field since 1995. She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship training under nationally recognized OCD expert, Dr. Jonathan Grayson, and anxiety expert, Dr. Linda Welsh. She holds a Doctoral degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Clinical Psychology program specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dr. Young also holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. Read Amy’s full bio>>

Lauren Matturro, Psy.D.

Lauren Matturro, Psy.D.

Dr. Lauren Matturro is a Licensed Psychologist at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She earned her doctoral degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Clinical Psychology program specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles. Her doctoral dissertation research examined stress, cognitive distortions, and self-care engagement as predictors of burnout in psychology graduate students. Before joining the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD, she completed her Pre-Doctoral Internship at Intercommunity Action, Inc. in Roxborough, PA, where she provided therapy and assessment to children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of behavioral and emotional concerns. Read Lauren’s full bio >>
Danielle Henderson, Psy.D.

Danielle Henderson, Psy.D.

Dr. Danielle Henderson, is a Licensed Professional Counselor at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She earned her Doctoral and Master’s degrees from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), a clinical psychology program specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Dr. Henderson completed her Predoctoral Internship at the Center for Brief Therapy in Philadelphia, PA, where she focused on delivering CBT and other evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents and adults coping with anxiety disorders, depression and other psychosocial stressors. In addition, Dr. Henderson has past experience working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, and severe and persistent mental illness in various psychiatric settings. Read Danielle’s full bio >>
Jolie Pepperman, B.S.

Jolie Pepperman, B.S.

Jolie Pepperman, M.A., is a Predoctoral Extern and third-year Doctoral student at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Jolie has a focus in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) as well as school psychology. Jolie has experience working in private psychotherapy practice with children, adolescents and young adults.  She has a worked with students in the classroom setting which required frequent collaborating with team members, including teachers. Jolie has taught Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and provided individual therapy to students in a school setting. She has utilized the “Coping Cat”, an empirically supported treatment for pediatric separation anxiety, social anxiety and generalized anxiety. Jolie is trained in the use of biofeedback and uses tenants of ACT in the treatment of anxiety, helping clients learn to relate differently to the behavioral and cognitive symptoms of anxiety. She has experience working with clients with various manifestations of OCD including checking, just-right and perfectionism. Read Jolie’s full bio >>
Emily Brooks, Psy.D.

Emily Brooks, Psy.D.

Dr. Emily Brooks is a Psychology Fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She received her Doctorate and Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia. Dr. Brooks has worked extensively with children, adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, worry, panic and stress. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety-related disorders including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), phobias and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read Emily’s full bio >>
Nichol Moriatis, Psy.D.

Nichol Moriatis, Psy.D.

Dr. Nichol Moriatis is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She earned her Doctoral degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a Clinical Psychology program specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the CBT Center for Anxiety & OCD, where she received specialized training in treating children, adolescents, and adults presenting with various anxiety disorders and OCD. She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, where she specialized in marriage and family therapy. Read Nichol’s full bio >>
Abby Bugbee, Psy. D.

Abby Bugbee, Psy. D.

Dr. Abby Bugbee is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She graduated from La Salle University where she received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Bugbee completed practicum rotations at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at UPenn and Thomas Jefferson University’s OB/GYN Counseling Center. Dr. Bugbee completed her Predoctoral Internship at APA- accredited Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness at ChristianaCare. Dr. Bugbee has received specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Women’s Health, including Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADs). Read Abby’s full bio>>
Amanda Chusid, Psy.D.

Amanda Chusid, Psy.D.

Dr. Amanda Chusid, is a Psychology Fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She received her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, where she specialized in child, adolescent, and family psychotherapy. She is a PA certified school psychologist and has experience working within schools and consulting with school personnel to provide supports for students in the classroom. During her doctoral training, she received experience providing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to children, adolescents, and young adults with a variety of psychological issues, including anxiety disorders, OCD, and depression. Read Amanda’s full bio >>
Jamie Berg, Psy.D.

Jamie Berg, Psy.D.

Dr. Jamie Berg, is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She is a graduate of La Salle University where she received her Doctorate (Psy.D.) in Clinical Psychology. She completed her Predoctoral Internship at APA-accredited Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health in Princeton, NJ. While there, Dr. Berg received specialized training using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to treat depression, anxiety, and trauma. She also worked at a women’s program using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to treat a range of issues, including trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr. Berg is acutely aware of the role cultural values play in a person’s life as her doctoral dissertation examined how cultural values among Asian Indian immigrant mothers influenced their child-rearing practices in regards to emotion socialization. Read Jamie’s full bio >>
Meera Khan, Psy.D.

Meera Khan, Psy.D.

Dr. Meera Khan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. Dr. Khan earned her Doctoral degree from La Salle University, a clinical psychology program specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She completed her Predoctoral Internship at Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems where she worked with children and adults in a community mental health setting. Dr. Khan has extensive experience treating OCD, body-focused repetitive behaviors, mood disorders, social anxiety, agoraphobia, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, separation anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, school refusal and PTSD. Read Meera’s full bio >>
Lori Skucas, Psy.D.

Lori Skucas, Psy.D.

Lori Skucas is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She earned her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. Lori completed her Predoctoral Internship at Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health in Berwyn, PA, where she focused on delivering evidence-based psychological interventions to adults with various disorders. She has extensive experience working with individuals with anxiety, OCD, and mood disorders, trauma and PTSD. In addition, Dr. Skucas has significant experience working with postpartum mothers and veterans. Read Lori’s full bio >>
Mary Kate Deacon, M.A.

Mary Kate Deacon, M.A.

Mary Kate Deacon, M.A., is a Masters Level Clinician and fifth-year Doctoral candidate at La Salle University’s Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology where she has focused coursework in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Mary Kate has spent the past 18+ months working on the Anxiety Clinic Team at La Salle University, which focuses on the provision of evidenced-based treatments, primarily CBT, for the treatment of OCD and an array of anxiety disorders. Prior to entering graduate school, Mary Kate worked with children and adolescents in an outpatient behavioral health treatment program. During her doctoral training, Mary Kate has gained experience providing individual therapy and group therapy in a partial hospitalization setting and college counseling center. Mary Kate also has specialized training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), a treatment modality that emphasizes mindfulness, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness skills. Read Mary Kate’s full bio >>
Shana Brown-Lieberson, Psy.D.

Shana Brown-Lieberson, Psy.D.

Dr. Shana Brown-Lieberson is a Psychology Fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD.  She earned her Doctoral degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), a Clinical Psychology program that specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).  Dr. Brown-Lieberson earned her Master’s degree from PCOM in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology.  She completed her Predoctoral Internship at the Center for Brief Therapy in Philadelphia, PA and Main Line Health at Bryn Mawr Family Medicine, where she focused on delivering CBT to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults in an outpatient setting and various medical settings. Read Shana’s full bio >>
Jerry Martin, M.A.

Jerry Martin, M.A.

Jerry Martin, M.A., is a Masters Level Clinician at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. He is currently a fourth-year Doctoral candidate at La Salle University’s Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology, where he focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for a range of psychological disorders. Jerry has experience working with clients of all ages providing successful treatment for anxiety, OCD, and mood disorders. Jerry has received training in providing a number of evidence-based treatments, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Therapy (CT). Read Jerry’s full bio >>
Mary Ann Blumenthal, M.C.

Mary Ann Blumenthal, M.C.

Mary Ann Blumenthal, M.C., is an Advanced Doctoral Extern and fourth-year doctoral candidate at West Chester University’s Psy.D. program in Clinical Psychology. Mary Ann’s doctoral training specializes in clinical child and adolescent psychology. She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Arizona State University. She has years of experience using evidenced based treatments, such as CBT, Prolonged Exposure (PE), Behavioral Activation (BA), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), to successfully assist children, adolescents and adults with anxiety, depression, ADHD, trauma, and mood disorders. Mary Ann has worked with people across the lifespan in community mental health, outpatient and college campus settings. Read Mary Ann’s full bio >>
Jenny Moline, M.A.

Jenny Moline, M.A.

Jenny Moline, M.A., is a fifth-year Doctoral candidate at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Her studies include a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and school psychology. Jenny is the 2019-20 recipient of the Patricia M. Bricklin School Psychology Award at Widener University. She has experience treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder and OCD. She gained additional psychotherapy experience at La Salle University Student Counseling Center, conducting both short and long-term individual therapy with undergraduates using a CBT focused approach. Additionally, Jenny has several years of experience working with children and adolescents in various school settings conducting psychoeducational evaluations. Read Jenny’s full bio >>
Nora Brier, Psy.D.

Nora Brier, Psy.D.

Dr. Nora Brier is a Psychology Fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She earned her doctoral degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), a Clinical Psychology program specializing in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). She earned her Master’s degree in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology from PCOM. She specializes in evidenced-based therapies such as CBT and exposure-based treatment for anxiety disorders, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and phobias. Dr. Brier has successfully treated individuals struggling with skin picking and hair pulling behaviors, as well as hoarding. She has also successfully worked with those struggling with additional diagnoses, such as mood disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. She is certified in Exposure and Response Prevention (EXRP) for OCD and Prolonged Exposure (PE) from the University of Pennsylvania, and trained under the direction of Dr. Edna Foa as a clinical psychology Extern. In addition to more traditional models of CBT, Dr. Brier has extensive experience working with third wave empirically based CBT treatments such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Read Nora’s full bio >>
Brittnie Blanchard, M.A.

Brittnie Blanchard, M.A.

Brittnie Blanchard, M.A., is a doctoral candidate of Widener University’s Class of 2021, pursuing concentrations in School Psychology and Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy. She has an array of experiences in assessment and psychotherapy from placements including St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, the Selective Mutism and Anxiety Related Disorders Treatment (SMart) Center, the Upper Darby School District, and Community Treatment Teams of Philadelphia. In addition, Brittnie served two years as head counselor for Camp Pegasus, a summer day camp for children with social-cognitive skills deficits and has taught the preschool children for the past four years. Read Brittnie’s full bio >>
Stephen Seger, LSW

Stephen Seger, LSW

Stephen Seger, LSW, is a Pennsylvania Licensed Social Worker, a Masters Level Clinician and a third -year Doctoral candidate from Immaculata University’s Psy.D. program in Clinical Psychology. Stephen received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Marywood University. He has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in school, community mental health, and healthcare settings. Stephen has worked successfully to treat anxiety, depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, substance use, and parent-child relationship issues. Stephen has received training in evidenced-based treatment for anxiety, trauma and substance use at a Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Stephen is currently a clinical supervisor and therapist at Holcomb Behavioral Health, where he provides therapy and behavioral treatment planning for children and adolescents. Read Stephen’s full bio >>
Gareth Harrison, M.A.

Gareth Harrison, M.A.

Gareth Harrison, M.A., is a doctoral candidate in Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, pursuing a concentration in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Gareth has received additional training in behavioral theory and techniques in his master’s program at American University (Washington, DC). Gareth has a wide array of experience providing psychotherapy and psychological assessment services through placements at Fairmount Behavioral Health System, Widener University’s Adult Therapy Clinic (part of Organizational Development Services), and La Salle University’s Student Counseling Center. These opportunities have given Gareth experience working with a wide range of psychological issues, with much of that experience focusing on helping older adolescents and adults to tackle the many facets of anxiety and anxiety-related difficulties. Read Gareth’s full bio >>
Neal Blumenkehl, M.A.

Neal Blumenkehl, M.A.

Neal Blumenkehl, M.A., is an Advanced Doctoral Extern at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. He is a fifth-year Doctoral student at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), a Clinical Psychology program that specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Neal has received extensive training in Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, psychopharmacology and Motivational Interviewing (MI) during his Master’s degree program at Columbia University (New York, NY).  Read Neal’s full bio >>
Simone Sims-Riley, M.S.

Simone Sims-Riley, M.S.

Simone Sims-Riley, M.S., is an Advanced Doctoral Extern at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD.  Simone is a third year Clinical Psychology Doctoral student at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM), a program exclusively focused on training students in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  In 2017, Simone graduated from PCOM’s Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Read Simone’s full bio >>
Tessa Clarkson, M.A.

Tessa Clarkson, M.A.

Tessa Clarkson, M.A., is a Masters Level Clinician and sixth-year Doctoral Candidate at Temple University’s Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology.  She is the recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship and American Psychological Association (APA) Dissertation Research Award. Read Tessa’s full bio >>
Roshani Vanmali, M.A.

Roshani Vanmali, M.A.

Roshani Vanmali, M.A., is a Masters Level Clinician and fifth-year doctoral candidate at La Salle University pursuing a concentration in Child Clinical Psychology. Roshani received her Master’s degree in 2018 from La Salle and is focused on developing her specialization in evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Roshani is trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD and has experience in applying exposure-based interventions for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), panic disorder, social anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and specific phobias. She has worked with individuals experiencing anxiety and comorbid symptoms, including depression and other mood symptoms. In her work with students, she has treated perfectionism and school-related anxiety. Roshani has an extensive research background and has developed a strong understanding and appreciation for providing measurement-based care. Read Roshani’s full bio >>
Gina Creatura, M.A.

Gina Creatura, M.A.

Gina Creatura, M.A., is a Masters Level Clinician and fifth-year doctoral student at Temple University’s Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology, where she studies sleep disturbance in psychosis and other psychological symptoms. She has completed significant coursework in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and has experience using evidence-based therapies including Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ERP), Cognitive Therapy (CT), Behavioral Activation (BA), and Prolonged Exposure (PE).  Gina has successfully treated individuals with social anxiety, OCD, mood disorders, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, PTSD, and insomnia. Read Gina’s full bio >>
Sally Li, B.A.

Sally Li, B.A.

Sally Li, B.A. is a Doctoral Extern and second-year doctoral student at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. She has experience working with children and adolescents in a school setting. Sally has provided individual and group therapy to students and collaborated with teachers and families to create a supportive environment that fosters growth. She has worked with individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), specific phobias, Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD), panic, depression, and intellectual disabilities. Read Sally’s full bio >>
Annie McMahon, M.A.

Annie McMahon, M.A.

Annie McMahon, M.A., is an Advanced Doctoral Extern and fourth-year Doctoral candidate at Immaculata University’s Psy.D. program in Clinical Psychology. She has studied and implemented evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and has completed training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Annie has experience treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and depression. Read Annie’s full bio >>
Pamela Hunsberger, M.A.

Pamela Hunsberger, M.A.

Pamela Hunsberger, M.A., is an Advanced Doctoral Extern at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She is currently a fourth-year doctoral student at Immaculata University in the Clinical Psychology Psy.D. program where she has focused her coursework on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She received training in evidence-based treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Behavioral Activation (BA). Pamela has utilized empirically supported pediatric anxiety manualized treatment, “Coping Cat”, for the treatment of anxiety in children. During her doctoral training, Pamela has worked with children and adolescents experiencing a range of emotional and behavioral issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, and trauma. Her experience includes providing psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment through prior placements at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, Pennsylvania Forensic Associates, and NeurAbilities Healthcare. Pamela utilizes a family systems approach by engaging with the family throughout her work with children and adolescents. Read Pamela’s full bio >>
Thomas Kim, M.A.

Thomas Kim, M.A.

Thomas Kim, M.A., is an Advanced Doctoral Extern and fourth-year Doctoral Candidate at the University of Pennsylvania’s Ph.D. program in Clinical Psychology. Tom has spent the past year at UPenn’s Cognitive Therapy Clinic, where he provided extensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). Tom has experience working with patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), anxiety, panic, body dysmorphia, and OC spectrum disorders. Prior to his time at the Cognitive Therapy Clinic, Tom trained at UPenn’s Assessment Clinic, where he conducted neuropsychological and diagnostic assessments.Read Thomas’s full bio >>
Kelsey Cannamela, M.A.

Kelsey Cannamela, M.A.

Kelsey Cannamela, M.A., is an Advanced Doctoral Extern and fourth-year Doctoral Candidate in La Salle University’s Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology. She earned her B.A. in Psychology from Manhattan College and a Master’s Degree from La Salle University. Kelsey has worked on the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Clinic Team at La Salle University, which focuses on providing effective, evidence-based evaluations and interventions to children and adolescents.  The Child and Adolescent Anxiety Clinic Team has a particular focus on implementing CBT for pediatric anxiety, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for pediatric OCD, and Habit Reversal Training (HRT) for pediatric trichotillomania and tic disorders. Read Kelsey’s full bio >>
Katie Talerico, B.S.

Katie Talerico, B.S.

Katie Talerico, B.S., is a Predoctoral Extern and third-year doctoral student at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. At Widener, she is pursuing concentrations in School Psychology and Child, Adolescent, and Family Therapy. Katie has experience working with children and adolescents in a school setting, particularly those with anxiety, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has utilized Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and emotion regulation techniques to successfully treat her clients. Read Katie’s full bio >>
Stephanie Munio, M.A.

Stephanie Munio, M.A.

Stephanie Munio, M.A., is an Advanced Doctoral Extern and fourth-year Doctoral Candidate at La Salle University’s Psy.D. Program in Clinical Psychology where she has focused coursework in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Stephanie has received extensive training in CBT with children, adolescents and adults. She has worked with individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, perfectionism, identity development concerns, and body image issues. She has specific experience treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder, social anxiety, selective mutism, and Body Dysmorphic Disorder. Stephanie has also received training in other modalities including Acceptance Commitment Behavioral Therapy (ACT) and mindfulness-based interventions.  During her doctoral training, Stephanie Munio has experience providing short-term and long-term individual therapy and group therapy in a college counseling center and a gifted high school. Prior to entering her Doctoral program, Stephanie worked with children and families with Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and behavioral difficulties. Read Stephanie’s full bio >>
Aleida Silva-Garcia, M.S., Ed.S.

Aleida Silva-Garcia, M.S., Ed.S.

Aleida Silva-Garcia, M.S., Ed.S., is a Nationally Certified School Psychologist and Advanced Doctoral Extern. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology from Temple University, a Master of Science (M.S.) in School Psychology, and an Educational Specialist Degree (Ed.S.) in School Psychology. Ms. Silva-Garcia is currently a third-year doctoral student seeking licensure as a Psychologist in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral program at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, a PsyD program devoted to rigorous training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Read Aleida’s full bio >>
Carrie Thornton, Psy.D.

Carrie Thornton, Psy.D.

Dr. Carrie Thornton joins the CBT Center team as a Postdoctoral Fellow.  She earned her Doctoral degree from Widener University.  During her graduate school training, she fulfilled requirements for not only the Child, Adolescent, and Family Psychotherapy concentration, but also the Forensic Psychology distinction.

 

Dr. Thornton utilities evidence-based treatments such as Acceptance as Commitment Therapy (ACT), Habit Reversal Training (HRT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT).  She also leans heavily on family systems theories in order to understand the family system needs.  Dr. Thornton has a particular passion for working with people from minority or marginalized communities. Read Carrie’s full bio >>

Katie Parsons, Psy.D.

Katie Parsons, Psy.D.

Dr. Katie Parsons is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She earned her Master’s and Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. Katie completed her Predoctoral Internship training at West Chester University’s Counseling Center where she specialized in working with college-age individuals.  She also completed Predoctoral Internship training at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD where she provided treatment for various manifestations of OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, social anxiety, trichotillomania, tics, trauma and perfectionism. Additionally, she has experience working with clients with co-occurring ADHD, bipolar, and depression. Read Katie’s full bio >>
Raquel L. Johnson-DeVera, Psy.D.

Raquel L. Johnson-DeVera, Psy.D.

Dr. Raquel L. Johnson-DeVera is a Psychology Fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. She earned her Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University. Dr. Johnson-DeVera has earned two additional advanced graduate degrees including a Master’s degree in Counseling and Clinical Health Psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from La Salle University.

 

Dr. Johnson-DeVera has worked extensively with adults with anxiety disorders including Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder (PD), Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and trichotillomania.  She also has extensive experience successfully treating trauma related stress and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), grief and bereavement, adjustment disorders, adult Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), mood disorders, and depression. She specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety related disorders, depression, and PTSD. Dr. Johnson-DeVera utilizes a multitude of evidence-based therapies such as Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Written Exposure Therapy (WET), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT), Habit Reversal Training (HRT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). Read Raquel’s full bio >>