OUR CLINICIANS

At the Anxiety & OCD Center

Brigette Erwin

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.

She is honored as a 2017 Woman of Influence (Main Line Today).

Erin L. Roemer, PsyD

anxiety & ocd center Erin L. Roemer, PsyD

Assistant Director

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.

Deepa Patel

anxiety & ocd center Deepa Patel, PsyD

Psychologist

Dr. Patel is a licensed clinical psychologist with knowledge in evidenced-based treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by anxiety, depression, and co-occurring disorders, as well as disordered eating patterns. Dr. Patel completed her post-doctoral fellowship at The Anxiety and OCD Center, where she has experience in treating OCD using exposure with response prevention (ERP). She is skilled in providing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), trauma-focused CBT, and parent management training. Dr. Patel has experience in providing comprehensive psychological assessments, as well as neuropsychological testing for adults.

Dr. Patel received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University. She completed an American Psychological Association accredited pre-doctoral internship at Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health, with a focus on treating individuals struggling with eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and mood disorders. She earned a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from New York University and was a licensed associate counselor in New Jersey.

Eric Swiech

anxiety & ocd center Eric Swiech, MS Ed

Counseling Resident

Eric Swiech, MS Ed is a counseling resident at the Anxiety and OCD Center with experience providing evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by anxiety and related disorders. Eric is also a certified school counselor with over five years of experience working in a variety of settings with children, families, and school professionals, in which he provided interventions for individuals with anxiety, OCD, depressive disorders, autism spectrum disorder, trauma, and emotional and behavioral disorders including ADHD. He has training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure with response prevention (ERP), as well as motivational interviewing. Eric hopes to continue to positively impact the lives of those suffering from anxiety and related disorders. He strives to consistently build connections and trust with both clients and families, hoping to provide a space where clients can openly address their concerns and collaboratively create concrete goals and practical solutions.

Eric completed his practicum and internship at the Anxiety and OCD Center in May 2019. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in May 2020 with a Masters of Education in School and Mental Health Counseling. Eric accepted a clinical position offered to him at the Anxiety and OCD Center and currently is completing post-graduate training towards licensure as a licensed professional counselor (LPC).

ryan staudle 2021

anxiety & ocd center Ryan Staudle, PsyD

Psychologist

Dr. Ryan Staudle is a licensed clinical psychologist with experience in evidence-based treatment of adults, adolescents, children, and families suffering from anxiety, depression and related disorders. He has training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), CBT-focused anger management, motivational interviewing, and insight-oriented treatments. Dr. Staudle also has experience in providing comprehensive psychological assessments.

Dr. Staudle received his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University and completed an American Psychological Association accredited pre-doctoral internship at Upper Bay Counseling and Support Services, with a focus on community-based treatment of trauma, substance abuse, and anger management. Dr. Staudle also provided comprehensive psychological assessments, employment screenings, and pre-surgical evaluations. Dr. Staudle earned his Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Immaculata University. He previously participated in training at the Anxiety & OCD Center as a pre-doctoral practicum student. Dr. Staudle also completed his post-doctoral training at the Anxiety & OCD Center in July 2021.

Katelyn Haugh

anxiety & ocd center Katelyn Haugh, MA

Counseling Resident

Kate Haugh, M.A. is a counseling resident at the Anxiety & OCD Center. Kate has extensive clinical experience in evidence-based treatment of children, adolescents, and adults diagnosed with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, depressive disorders, suicidality, neurodevelopmental disorders, trauma and stressor-related disorders, and bereavement, grief, and loss. Prior to her graduate training, Kate worked as a BCIA-Certified Neurofeedback Practitioner for over 5 years. Kate completed her pre-graduate externships at an inpatient program and as a counseling intern at the Anxiety & OCD Center under the supervision of Dr. Brigette Erwin, after which she accepted a full-time counseling resident position at the Anxiety & OCD Center. Kate is trained in evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She strives to create an open and collaborative treatment environment in which she prioritizes clients’ concerns, goals, sociocultural identities, values, and perspectives.

Kate earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in 2016. She graduated from Arcadia University with her Master of Arts in Counseling with concentrations in Mental Health Counseling, Trauma, and Child and Adolescent Counseling in 2021. She is currently working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Brittany Keim

anxiety & ocd center Brittany Keim, MS

Counseling Resident

Brittany Keim, MS is a counseling resident at the Anxiety and OCD Center with experience working with children, adolescents, couples, and families in outpatient, school, and in-home settings. Brittany has experience providing evidence-based treatment to individuals affected by
disorders such as, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Brittany is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and motivational interviewing (MI). Brittany is skilled at utilizing evidence-based interventions to ensure the efficacy of treatment and attainment of treatment goals. Brittany takes a comprehensive approach to
treatment and collaborates with schools and physicians in order to maximize treatment outcomes.

Brittany completed her practicum and internship at the Anxiety & OCD Center and is supervised by Dr. Brigette Erwin. Brittany graduated from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in July 2021 with her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling. Brittany received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Psychology with a clinical concentration from Saint Joseph’s University in 2019. Brittany is currently working toward becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Matthew Siegel

anxiety & ocd center Matthew Siegel, PsyD

Psychology Resident

Dr. Siegel is a psychology resident with experience using evidence-based treatments with children, adolescents, and adults. As a Pennsylvania certified school psychologist, Dr. Siegel has particular experience working with children who have been diagnosed with ADHD, learning disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Additionally, he is trained in providing comprehensive psychological and psycho-educational evaluations. Dr. Siegel has a strong interest in working with a variety of populations using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help patients manage their anxiety and OCD-related symptoms.

Dr. Siegel received both his Master’s Degree and his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology at Widener University. He completed his American Psychological Association accredited pre-doctoral internships at KeyStone Center and Haverford College Counseling and Psychological Services. At KeyStone Center, Dr. Siegel provided both individual treatment and group treatment to patients with substance use disorders as well as anxiety, depression, Bipolar Disorder, and PTSD. At Haverford CAPS, Dr. Siegel worked with young adults who experienced anxiety, depression, OCD, and identity issues. He is currently working towards licensure and completing his post-doctoral fellowship at the Anxiety and OCD Center.

jennifer taylor

anxiety & ocd center Jennifer Taylor, MA

Pre-Doctoral Intern

Jennifer Taylor, M.A. is a pre-doctoral intern at the Anxiety and OCD Center with experience providing evidence-based treatments to children, adolescents, adults, and families. Jennifer has acquired both work and practicum training in inpatient, residential, school, and outpatient
treatment settings, providing individual and group therapy, as well as conducting comprehensive psycho-educational evaluations with a wide range of individuals and families. Prior to graduate school, Jennifer worked as a mental health counselor for adolescents and adults struggling with eating disorders. As a doctoral practicum student, she has provided therapeutic and assessment services to adults with serious and persistent mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, as well as children and adolescents with anxiety and related disorders, depressive disorders, ADHD, and learning disorders. Jennifer has received training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure with response prevention (ERP), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and family systems interventions. She is also skilled at collaborating with schools, physicians, and other treatment providers in order to maximize treatment gains across settings.

Jennifer is a doctoral candidate at Widener University’s Institute of Graduate Clinical Psychology (IGCP). She obtained her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from ICGP in July, 2021 and will obtain her PsyD in Clinical Psychology in 2023. Jennifer has completed course work in evidence-based practices for children, adolescents, and families through ICGP’s child, adolescent, and family therapy concentration. She has also completed all necessary coursework and training to obtain her Pennsylvania school psychology certification. Jennifer is currently completing her American Psychological Association accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Anxiety and OCD Center under the supervision of Dr. Brigette Erwin.

nicholas everett

anxiety & ocd center Nick Everett, BA

Counseling Intern

Nick Everett, BA is a counseling intern at the Anxiety and OCD Center. Nick has experience working with children in outpatient, school, and in-home settings. Nick is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), applied behavioral analysis (ABA), and exposure with response prevention (ERP). Nick is skilled at utilizing evidence-based practices to ensure that treatment goals are achieved. He strives to establish a warm and collaborative therapeutic environment in which he prioritizes clients’ concerns, goals, and values.

Nick received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Nick currently attends the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and will obtain his Master’s in Mental Health Counseling degree in July 2022.

Kate Billings

anxiety & ocd center Kate Billings, BS

Psychology Intern

Kate Billings, BS is a psychology intern at the Anxiety and OCD Center. Kate has experience working with children in an educational setting. She also has experience taking part in research at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Kate is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Kate is skilled at meeting the individual treatment goals of clients through evidence-based practices coupled with a strong collaborative relationship.

Kate received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Penn State University. Kate currently attends the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and will obtain her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling degree in July of 2022.

Rebecca Sherrier

anxiety & ocd center Rebecca Sherrier, MS

Counseling Intern

Rebecca Sherrier, M.A. is a counseling intern at the Anxiety and OCD Center with experience providing evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Rebecca has acquired both work experience and practicum training in inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and counseling center treatment settings providing individual and family therapy. Rebecca also has experience conducting intake evaluations. As a doctoral practicum student, Rebecca has provided intake assessment and therapeutic services to children and adolescents with depression, anxiety and related disorders, somatic disorders, and early psychosis, as well as individual counseling in a college counseling center. Rebecca has received training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), solution focused therapy (SFT) and family systems therapeutic interventions.

Rebecca is a doctoral candidate at Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA. She obtained her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Chatham University in August 2020, and will obtain her PsyD in Counseling Psychology in 2024. Rebecca has completed a practicum
placement at a partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient program working with children, adolescents, and their families. Rebecca is currently completing her practicum at the Anxiety and OCD Center under the supervision of Dr. Brigette Erwin.

susan hamilton

anxiety & ocd center Susan Hamilton

Business Manager

Susan Hamilton has worked in the health care industry for more than 10 years, assisting physicians and surgeons locally and nationally with medical documentation. Susan joined the Anxiety & OCD Center as business manager in 2015.

Emily D'Antonio

anxiety & ocd center Emily D’Antonio

Administrative Assistant

Emily D’Antonio is currently a student at Catholic University pursuing a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology, where she also works as an undergraduate research assistant. Emily joined the Anxiety and OCD Center as an administrative assistant in 2019.

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