Moira Rynn, MD

Dr. Moira Rynn is Director of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatric Anxiety and Mood Research Clinic at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia University Medical Center in New York. fellows and interns.

Ashley Austin

Ashley Austin, PhD is currently an Associate Professor of Social Work at Barry University in Miami, FL. Her research and practice interests revolve around reducing disparities in health and treatment for LGBTQ youth and young adults. Her areas of research and professional practice include promoting resilience and well-being among sexual and gender minority youth, transgender affirmative practice, education, and research, and adaptations of empirically supported interventions for marginalized populations.

Shelly Craig, PhD, LCSW

Shelley L. Craig, PhD, RSW, LCSW is Associate Dean Academic at the Factor Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto. Ms. Craig teaches in the Health and Mental Health specialization, primarily focusing on research and practice for health. Dr. Craig’s research focuses on the social determinants of health and mental health and the impact of the service delivery system on vulnerable populations.

Lynne Siqueland, PhD

Lynne Siqueland, Ph.D.is a psychologist at the Children’s Center for OCD and Anxiety and has been specializing in treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents for over 20 years. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages beginning in the preschool years with a special interest in transition into adolescence and young adulthood. She has a special interest in guiding parents and teens through the transition into young adulthood of maintaining connection and closeness while encouraging and building autonomy and competence.  She also treats adults.

Julieanne Pojas, PsyD

Dr. Julieanne Pojas received her doctorate and masters’ degree in clinical psychology from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. As a licensed clinical psychologist, she specializes in the treatment of anxiety and related conditions. She is trained in cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure response prevention. Dr. Pojas has received specialized training and certification from the Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) at the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation.

Alison R. Alden, PhD

Dr. Alison Alden earned her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where she focused on researching and treating anxiety. She also completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. She has extensive training and experience in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, OCD, and mood disorders, and integrates mindfulness and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) into her practice. Dr.

Eric Storch, PhD

Dr. Storch is the All Children’s Hospital Guild Endowed Chair and a Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Departments of Pediatrics, Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, and Psychology at the University of South Florida. Dr. Storch specializes in the cognitive behavioral treatment of adult and childhood obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), as well as other obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders (e.g., trichotillomania, tic disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, skinpicking) and anxiety disorders.

Lauren Smolar, MA

Ms. Lauren Smolar is the Director of Programs at the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). She has been with the organization for five years and formerly directed the Helpline Services where she facilitated the addition of a chat function, Facebook support, and growth of the treatment provider database. Lauren continues to work on growing NEDA's programs and services to provide services to individuals struggling with eating disorders who have a variety of additional needs, including co-occurring mental health concerns.

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