Clinical Staff

Natalie Anderson, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., 2020
Catholic University of America

Natalie K. Anderson, Ph.D., is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Dr. Anderson received her B.A. from the George Washington University in 2012 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Spanish language and literature.  She then worked as a post baccalaureate clinical research fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health on large-scale studies exploring the genetic bases of mood and anxiety disorders.  Dr. Anderson obtained her M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Catholic University of America in 2020, which included completing her predoctoral internship at the University of Michigan’s community mental health clinic in 2019.  Her other clinical training placements consisted of individual, group, family, and couples cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a focus on anxiety and related disorders in counseling centers, community mental health clinics, and a private practice under the supervision Dr. Stephen Holland and other renowned psychologists in the DC area. Dr. Anderson also has a strong research, teaching, and clinical background in mindfulness, compassion-focused, and acceptance-based behavior therapies.  At the CTSA, Dr. Anderson specializes in tailored treatments including: Exposure and Response/Ritual Prevention (EXRP) for OCD, Prolonged Exposure for PTSD, CBT for social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, specific phobias, trichotillomania, and excoriation disorder.

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