Aureen Wagner, PhD

Aureen Wagner

Aureen Wagner, PhD

Aureen Pinto Wagner, PhD, a clinical psychologist, anxiety treatment expert, and sought-after international speaker, developed the Worry Hill® approach to make Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) accessible to children and adolescents. She is a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and Director of The Anxiety Wellness Center in Cary, North Carolina. Prior to relocating to North Carolina in 2010, Dr. Wagner was Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry since 2003, and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry since 1991.

Dr. Wagner is an award-winning author, with over 10 books, professional kits, and streamable resources for clinicians, children, and parents. She has been awarded the Self-Help Book Recommendation by the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) for the highest level of evidence-based best practices for her books “Worried No More: Help and Hope for Anxious Children,” “Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children’s Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder,” and “What to Do When Your Child Has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions.” Her resources for professionals include the “Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents: Professional’s Kit,” and “Worried No More: Teaching Tools and Forms on CD.”

Aureen Wagner consistently receives outstanding reviews for her workshops and consultations with clinicians, parents, and school professionals. She has helped train thousands of clinicians in CBT and has been on the invited faculty of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute continuously since 2000. Participants rate Dr. Wagner’s workshops as excellent for their “real world” applicability, depth of knowledge and skill, as well as her engaging style, described as “superb, prepared, expert and accessible.”