Martin Seif, PhD, ABPP

Dr. Martin Seif is a master clinician who has spent the last thirty years developing innovative and highly successful treatment methods for anxiety disorders. He helped found ADAA and has served on its Board of Directors and Clinical Advisory Board.  Dr. Seif has offices in Manhattan, NY and Greenwich, CT. For the last 18 years, he has been Associate Director of the Anxiety and Phobia Treatment Center for White Plains Hospital Center. He also trains therapists and psychiatric residents at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Vera Joffe, PhD

Vera Joffe, Ph.D., ABPP is Board Certified in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Licensed in FL and in NY. She is also Certified as a Therapist in PCIT (Parent Child Interaction Therapist).

Shelley Avny, PhD

Shelley Avny, PhD is a clinical psychologist at Kurtz Psychology Consulting with expertise in assessing and treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents. She serves as the selective mutism (SM) Program Director, and was the founder of WeSpeak – the first intensive behavioral group intervention for tweens/teens with SM. The WeSpeak program was featured in an episode of BBC World News as an illustration of the struggles faced by tweens/teens with SM and how WeSpeak addresses these difficulties. Dr.