Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Clinical Staff

Steven Tsao Steven Tsao, Ph.D.

Clinic Director
Ph.D., 2005
Fordham University

Steven Tsao, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and serves as the Clinic Coordinator at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Tsao completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Fordham University, his predoctoral internship at the Boston VA Medical Center, and his postdoctoral fellowship at McLean Hospital. Dr. Tsao joined the CTSA after spending several years working at the OCD Institute at McLean Hospital, a residential treatment program for treatment-refractory OCD. Dr. Tsao was on the faculty at Harvard Medical School for six years, where he provided supervision and training on CBT, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders to psychology and psychiatry trainees. Dr. Tsao continues to supervise trainees and currently specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders and eating disorders. Dr. Tsao also specializes in Exposure and Response Prevention (EX/RP) for OCD, Prolonged Exposure Therapy (PE) for PTSD, and cognitive-behavioral treatment for social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety.

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