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Anna R. Edwards, Ph.D.

Director

Dr. Edwards is committed to providing cutting edge cognitive behavioral treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders. Specializing in anxiety disorders and OCD throughout her career and training, Dr. Edwards constantly seeks ways to improve treatment outcomes and increase treatment access for those suffering. Dr. Edwards devotes a considerable portion of her time to training new generations of psychologists, psychiatrists and other mental health practitioners in best cognitive behavioral practices for treating anxiety disorders, OCD and related disorders.

Dr. Edwards has been involved in various treatment outcome trials as a therapist and a researcher and has published her work in peer-reviewed journals and presented it at national conferences. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at Weill Cornell Medical College and serves as a board member and secretary of the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Association. She completed her education at Temple University (Ph.D.) and Duke University (B.A.) and her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical College/New York Presbyterian Hospital. 



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Georgiana C. Paolillo, M.S.

Practice Coordinator & Clinician

Georgiana Paolillo earned her Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Pace University, and completed her clinical internship at The Center for Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy in New York, New York, under Dr. Steve Phillipson. She specializes in providing empirically supported treatment for OCD and related disorders. She is currently supervised by Dr. Anna R. Edwards. 

Georgiana focuses on providing individual, in vivo exposure therapy for patients at New York Anxiety Treatment. She works with patients to reach their goals at home, and around the New York City area. Georgiana believes in goal oriented, motivational strategies to facilitate progress toward each individual’s treatment goals.

Before attending graduate school, Georgiana worked in various other fields including scriptwriting, production and hospitality. She learned first hand that it’s never too late to make the choice to take a risk.