PHILADELPHIA, July 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten years ago, Dr. Brigette Erwin launched her one-person Anxiety and OCD Center in Exton, PA, as a pioneering private Philadelphia-area practice offering treatment for anxiety and related disorders based on medical research rather than more conventional psychological approaches.
Since then, the medical university-trained cognitive behavioral psychologist and mother of six has built the Center into a specialized, leading edge practice posting strong quality-of-life outcomes for a growing number of children and adults suffering from moderate to severe levels of anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder and related disorders.
To ensure that her practice will continue to "grow and flourish," in accommodating the growing numbers of patients and corporate clients, Dr. Erwin announces the Center's move to larger quarters at 270 West Lancaster Avenue in Malvern, PA. Scheduled to open on August 1, the new facility will offer an expanded staff of licensed psychologists and post-doctoral residents intensively trained in medical evidence-based treatment.
"Currently," she says, "we are drawing clients from a 50-mile radius and nationally from specialized inpatient anxiety disorder treatment hospitals." In the Philadelphia area, these include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, and the Main Line Health System.
"By standard patient improvement measurements, as well as by patient retention and outside referrals, the Center's treatment performance is excellent," says Dr. Erwin. So sold is she on the efficacy of medical evidence-based treatment that she provides in-house training for clinicians.
Through her Dr. Erwin Consulting outreach program, she extends evidence-based strategies to families in their homes, students through their schools, and corporations on site.
For corporations, training and consultation focus on eliminating emotional 'sand traps' that cost U.S. businesses an estimated $300 billion a year in lost human potential, diminished productivity, heightened workplace accidents, and elevated absenteeism, among other factors.
In addition, executives are individually coached in strategies that enhance leadership, interpersonal communications and conflict resolution skills. Removed are emotional roadblocks that inhibit growth in job performance and personal potential.
Dr. Erwin's contributions to the study and treatment of anxiety disorders are recognized by, among others, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the National Institute of Mental Health, and the Medical University of South Carolina.
She earned her Ph.D. from Temple University, completed her pre-doctoral internship at the Medical University of South Carolina, and post-doctoral residency at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine.
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SOURCE Anxiety and OCD Center