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.

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

anxiety & ocd center Erin L. Roemer, Psy.D., 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.

anxiety & ocd center Bridget Hirsch, Psy.D.

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 Mia Serine, Psy.D.

Dr. Serine is a psychology resident with experience in the assessment and evidence-based treatment of adults, adolescents, children, and couples affected by anxiety, depression, ADHD, and related disorders. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) approaches, such as exposure with response prevention (ERP), motivational interviewing, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Dr. Serine also has experience providing family-focused therapy for anxiety disorders (FFT-AD), an adjunctive couple and family intervention for individuals with anxiety.

Dr. Serine received her Psy.D. and completed an American Psychological Association accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). She earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University. Dr. Serine is completing her post-doctoral fellowship at the Anxiety and OCD Center.

She also completed a professional poster presentation:

Serine, A.D., Rosenfileld, B., DiTomasso, R., & Collins, J. (January 14, 2017). The relationship between cognitive distortions and ADHD after accounting for depression, anxiety, and personality pathology. Poster presented at the American Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders, Washington, D.C.

anxiety & ocd center Jenny Hoving, MS. Ed.

Jenny Hoving, MS. Ed. is a counseling resident at the Anxiety and OCD Center. Jenny has experience providing evidence-based treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by anxiety and related disorders. Jenny is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectic behavior therapy (DBT), as well as exposure with response prevention (ERP). Jenny has extensive experience working in a variety of settings with students, families, and school professionals providing interventions for students with anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, and emotional and behavioral disorders. Jenny is a former elementary education teacher and is certified as a special education teacher. She formerly taught in the West Chester Area School District and completed a school counseling internship within the Downingtown Area School District.

Jenny completed a counseling internship at the Anxiety and OCD Center, and received her Masters of Education Degree in School and Mental Health Counseling at the University of Pennsylvania. Jenny is working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). Jenny is also completing the certification process for licensure as a school counselor.

anxiety & ocd center Jennifer Ungarino, M.S.

Jennifer Ungarino, M.S. is a counseling intern at the Anxiety and OCD Center. Jennifer has extensive experience working with adolescents with emotional and behavioral disorders. She currently holds a full-time position working for the Montgomery County Juvenile Court System. Jennifer provides individualized treatment to adolescents and their families within the home and school settings. She collaborates with providers to ensure a high quality of treatment. Jennifer is experienced in cognitive- behavioral treatment (CBT) of anxiety and related disorders. She has facilitated treatment of adolescents using CBT interventions such as trauma-focused CBT, behavioral activation, and motivational interviewing.

Jennifer earned her Master’s of Science degree in Criminal Justice at West Chester University in 2009. She is currently enrolled at Immaculata University, pursuing a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology.

anxiety & ocd center David Schenck, M.A.

David Schenck, M.A. is a counseling intern at the Anxiety and OCD Center. David is experienced in treating adults and adolescents affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, and related disorders. He currently works with the Devereux Organization as a Community Support Professional for adults with developmental disabilities.

David is experienced in evidenced-based interventions including behavioral therapy (BT), cognitive- behavioral therapy (CBT), and rational emotive behavioral therapy (REBT). He has experience working with adolescents and children who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

David earned his Master’s of Arts degree in Psychology at Marywood University in 2014. He is currently enrolled at Immaculata University, pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

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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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.