Dr. Steve Bisgaier is a psychology fellow at the CBT Center for Anxiety and OCD. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology where he specialized in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and CBT. He is Vice President of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS) and has served for the past five years on the Executive Committee of the Delaware Valley ACT Learners Group. Steve has presented professionally on ACT + Exposure and Response Prevention for OCD (West Chester University, 2019 and Widener University, 2019); ACT for perfectionism (ACBS, 2018); suicidality and opioid abuse (American Association of Suicidology, 2018); and mindfulness and self-efficacy (New Jersey Psychological Association, 2017). He has developed a mindfulness program for anxiety and a clinical self-compassion program. Additionally, Steve designed and implemented a pilot research study demonstrating the effectiveness of ACT as a treatment for college students suffering with perfectionism.
Steve believes a therapeutic relationship built on genuine respect, warmth and empathy provides the foundation for healing and change in therapy. Steve works from a perspective that recognizes that being human is difficult and that living in this world is a challenging process even in the best of times. He recognizes that many of our symptoms and struggles are the product of normal, innate attempts to deal with the stress, discomfort and pain in our lives. Steve believes in the potential of all people to thrive and has helped people suffering with the full range of psychological issues (including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, and substance abuse) find satisfaction, meaning and fulfillment in their lives.