OUR CLINICIANS

At the Anxiety & OCD Center

anxiety & ocd center Brigette A. Erwin, PhD, Founder and Director

Dr. Erwin is a licensed clinical psychologist, speaker, and author, recognized nationally for her contribution to evidence-based treatment of anxiety and related disorders. Dr. Erwin founded the Anxiety and OCD Center to deliver effective treatment to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families affected by anxiety and related disorders. Through Dr. Erwin Consulting, she provides training to corporations and individual corporate clients. Dr. Erwin also trains other mental health professionals in evidence-based treatment.

Dr. Erwin is Public Relations Chair of the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association, on the conference review committee of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and on the Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary Archdiocese of Philadelphia Admissions Board.

Dr. Erwin received her Ph.D. from Temple University and completed a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Erwin has since served as Director of the OCD Program at the Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center, and Associate Director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University. The quality of Dr. Erwin’s work and her dedication to the study and treatment of the anxiety disorders has been recognized with awards from the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Medical University of South Carolina, Temple University, and Boston College.

anxiety & ocd center Erin L. Roemer, PsyD

Dr. Roemer is a licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in providing evidence based treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families with anxiety, depression, and related disorders. Dr. Roemer is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure with response prevention (ERP), dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Dr. Roemer is highly skilled in providing comprehensive psychological testing and evaluations. She has given numerous national presentations on evidence based practices at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and National Association of School Psychology (NASP) conferences.

Dr. Roemer serves as an adjunct faculty member at Kean University, teaching courses in childhood and adolescent development, psychological testing and measurement, and statistics to undergraduate and graduate psychology students.

Dr. Roemer received her Psy.D. in Combined Clinical and School Psychology and Master’s degree in Educational Psychology from Kean University. She is a certified School Psychologist in New Jersey and is working towards obtaining her Educational Specialist Certificate for School Psychology in Pennsylvania. Dr. Roemer completed her postdoctoral fellowship at The Anxiety and OCD Center.

anxiety & ocd center Bridget Hirsch, PsyD

Dr. Hirsch is a psychology resident with extensive experience in the diagnostic assessment and evidence-based treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and parents affected by anxiety, depression, social skills deficits, disruptive behavior, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT) approaches such as exposure with response prevention (ERP), trauma-focused CBT, parent-child interaction therapy, parent management training, behavioral activation, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness. Dr. Hirsch participates in local professional organizations such as the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association.

Dr. Hirsch received her Psy.D. and completed an American Psychological Association accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). She is completing her postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety and OCD Center. Dr. Hirsch received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College, and received specialized training in the treatment and assessment of pediatric anxiety disorders at the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic (CAADC) at Temple University.

anxiety & ocd center Melanie Bass, PhD

Dr. Bass is a psychology resident with experience treating children, adolescents, and adults affected by anxiety, trauma, and related disorders. She is trained in evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatments (CBT) such as dialectical behavioral therapy, interpersonal processing therapy, and cognitive processing therapy. Dr. Bass has extensive experience working in academic settings with students struggling with academic and social anxiety, depression, and other related problems.

Dr. Bass received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Lehigh University. She completed an American Psychological Association accredited pre-doctoral internship at Rutgers University. Dr. Bass received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Indiana University Bloomington.

anxiety & ocd center Lisa McCartney, M.S.

Lisa McCartney, M.S. is a counseling resident with experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families affected by anxiety, depression, relationship and behavior issues, and related disorders. Lisa is trained in Christian and professional counseling, providing evidence-based treatment such as Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Treatment (DBT), and Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP).

Lisa received her Masters of Science Degree in Christian Counseling, and her Certificate of Advanced Specialization in Professional Counseling from Cairn University. She completed an internship at Life Counseling Services in Media, Pa., and is completing her hours for licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor at the Anxiety and OCD Center. Lisa has been a counselor at Safe Harbor Christian Counseling for several years and has extensive experience integrating spirituality and faith-based treatments with evidence-based treatment.

anxiety & ocd center Jenny Hoving, B.S.

Jenny Hoving, B.S. is a counseling intern at the Anxiety and OCD Center. Jenny has extensive experience working in educational settings with students, families, and school professionals providing school-based interventions for students with anxiety, as well as emotional and behavioral disorders. Jenny is a former elementary education teacher and is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), as well as exposure with response prevention (ERP).

Jenny is completing her Masters of Science Degree in School and Mental Health Counseling at the University of Pennsylvania, and will continue to work towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

anxiety & ocd center Susan Hamilton, Business Manager

Susan Hamilton has worked in the health care industry for more than 7 years, assisting physicians and surgeons locally and nationally with medical documentation. Susan joined the Anxiety and OCD Center as business manager in 2015.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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We had tried to figure out what was affecting our child for years, with no success. After a few short visits, Dr. Erwin was able to piece together the puzzle for us and help us come up with solutions.  Working with Dr. Erwin made a world of difference for our family.