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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, 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.

anxiety & ocd center Bridget Hirsch, PsyD

Dr. Hirsch is a licensed clinical psychologist with extensive experience in the diagnostic assessment and evidence-based treatment of individuals across the lifespan affected by anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, and other social, emotional, and behavioral disorders. Dr. Hirsch completed her post-doctoral fellowship at the Anxiety and OCD Center and received specialty training in the treatment of OCD using Exposure with Response Prevention at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania . She is also experienced in cognitive-behavioral treatment (CBT), dialectal behavioral therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), as well as trauma-focused CBT, parent-child interaction therapy, parent management training, and mindfulness-based interventions.

Dr. Hirsch received her Psy.D. and completed an American Psychological Association accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). During her education at PCOM, she also received specialized training in the treatment and assessment of pediatric anxiety disorders at the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders Clinic (CAADC) of Temple University. Dr. Hirsch received her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Boston College. She also participates in local and national professional organizations such as the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association and the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.

anxiety & ocd center Mia Serine, PsyD

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), exposure with response prevention (ERP), and prolonged exposure (PE). She received specialty training in the treatment of PTSD at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania. 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, post-traumatic stress 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 a licensed school counselor and is working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

anxiety & ocd center Deepa Patel, PsyD

Dr. Patel is a psychology resident with experience in evidenced-based treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and families affected by anxiety, depression, and related disorders. She has training in cognitive- behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), exposure and response prevention (ERP), and trauma-focused CBT. Dr. Patel has also accrued experience in providing comprehensive psychological assessments.

Dr. Patel received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from Marywood University and completed an American Psychological Association accredited pre-doctoral internship at Penn Medicine Prince House Behavioral Health, with a focus on treating individuals struggling with eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse. She earned a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from New York University and is also a Licensed Associate Counselor in New Jersey. She is completing her post-doctoral fellowship at the Anxiety and OCD Center.

anxiety & ocd center Ryan Staudle, MA

Ryan Staudle, M.A. is a psychology intern at the Anxiety and OCD Center. Ryan is experienced in treating children, adolescents and adults affected by anxiety, mood, substance use, and psychotic disorders. He previously provided services to children with emotional and behavioral disturbances through the Chester County Intermediate Unit, and currently works as a drug and alcohol therapist.

Ryan is experienced in evidenced-based interventions including behavioral therapy (BT), cognitive- behavioral therapy (CBT), and motivational interviewing (MI). He has experience administering psychological and psychoeducational assessments.

Ryan earned his Masters of Arts degree in Psychology at Immaculata University in 2017. He is currently enrolled at Immaculata University, pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

anxiety & ocd center Mary Beth Irwin, MA Ed

Mary Beth Irwin, MA. Ed. is a counseling intern at the Anxiety and OCD Center.  Mary Beth was previously a high school English teacher for ten years.  She is experienced in implementing interventions for students with special learning, behavioral and emotional needs, and works with families, students and school professionals. She is a seasoned debate coach and has treated students with performance anxiety.

Mary Beth is experienced in evidenced-based interventions including behavioral interventions, cognitive- behavioral therapy (CBT), and exposure with response prevention (ERP).

Mary Beth completed a school counseling practicum at Malvern Preparatory School and is completing her Masters of Education Degree in School and Mental Health Counseling at the University of Pennsylvania.  She will also complete the certification process for licensure as a school counselor.

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 and OCD Center as business manager in 2015.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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As a practicing psychologist, I was very impressed with Dr. Erwin. I know many in the field and Dr. Erwin is outstanding.