National Social Anxiety Center • Los Angeles
NSAC Los Angeles, also known as Behavioral Associates LA, is located in Beverly Hills, CA just north of the intersection of Wilshire Blvd. and Santa Monica Blvd. We are a group of Cognitive-Behavioral therapists unified by a belief that most effective treatments for anxiety and depression rely on scientific method. We specialize in anxiety disorders, depression and other behavioral problems. Treatments are brief (typically, 6-8 months) and intend to provide the tools needed to overcome the current distress. Our therapists utilize evidence-based methods, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy, Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Social Anxiety treatments include individual and group CBT as well as social-skills training. In addition to the clinical services offered at Behavioral Associates LA, we offer individual and group supervision for mental health professionals, to learn how to incorporate the most recent research data into their clinical work with clients.
Staff at National Social Anxiety Center • Los Angeles
Michelle Craske, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Director of the Anxiety Disorders Research Center at the University of California, Los Angeles.
She has published extensively in the area of fear and anxiety disorders. In addition to many research articles, she has written academic books on the topics of the etiology and treatment of anxiety disorders, gender differences in anxiety, translation from the basic science of fear learning to the understanding and treating of phobias, as well as several self-help books and therapist guides.
Dr. Craske has given invited keynote addresses at many international conferences and frequently presents training workshops on the most recent advances in the cognitive behavioral treatment for anxiety disorders.
Anna Lock, Psy.D. is a licensed staff psychologist and clinical supervisor at Student Psychological Services at Loyola Marymount University. She received her master’s degree at Harvard University and her doctorate at Pepperdine University.
Dr. Lock’s clinical training experiences include a pre-intern placement at the VA Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center, an APA-accredited internship at University of Southern California, and a post-doctoral fellowship at Loyola Marymount University. Dr. Lock specializes in providing empirically-supported treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP). Her professional areas of interests include anxiety and mood disorders, chronic pain, chronic illness, and women’s health issues. She serves on the Board of Directors for the National Social Anxiety Center and is dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of evidence-based treatment for Social Anxiety Disorders.
Emanuel Maidenberg, Ph.D. is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and the Director of the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Clinic at Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He has been training mental health professionals and psychiatry residents and providing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for a variety of Anxiety Disorders and Depression for over 25 years.
Dr. Maidenberg has been frequently quoted in the media on questions related to coping with natural disasters, daily life stressors, and a preoccupation with physical appearance.
Deborah Schleicher, Psy.D. is a licensed staff psychologist and clinical supervisor at UCLA’s Counseling and Psychological Services. Dr. Schleicher received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University in San Francisco, California and her B.S. in psychology from San Diego State University.
Prior to working at UCLA, Dr. Schleicher completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Loyola Marymount University’s Student Psychological Services center and an APA-Accredited internship at Western Youth Services in Orange County, CA. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder and depression utilizing empirically-supported treatments including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Unified Protocol (UP), Mindfulness and Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP). Her clinical interests include issues related to emerging adulthood, transitional and adjustment issues, relational issues, family therapy, and complex trauma. Dr. Schleicher actively provides workshops and trainings throughout UCLA on prevention of and response to sexual assault.
Michael Treanor, Ph.D. is a National Institute of Mental Health post-doctoral fellow in the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Research Center.
Dr. Treanor received his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and completed a pre-doctoral internship at the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
He specializes in exposure-based therapy for Anxiety Disorders, and his research examines methods for enhancing exposure therapy through selective targeting of associative learning mechanisms.
The National Social Anxiety Center (NSAC) exists solely to promote
evidence-based treatment for social anxiety, and education about social anxiety.
NSAC is not a group psychotherapy practice, and does not provide any psychotherapy services.
NSAC assumes no liability for it’s regional clinics’ work or practices.