Aureen Wagner, Ph.D.
Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D., is a clinical child psychologist and Director of the Anxiety Wellness Center in Cary, NC, Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and its Pediatric Advisory Council. 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. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, completed her internship at the Yale University Child Study Center, and post-doctoral fellowship at Brown University Bradley Hospital. Dr. Wagner specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety, OCD, tic disorders, trichotillomania and skin-picking in adults, children and teens, and CBT-based parenting. 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, What to do when your Child has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions. She is also the author of resources for professionals, including the Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents: Professional's Kit, Worried No More: Teaching Tools and Forms on CD. Dr. Wagner is an international speaker who frequently provides training in CBT for clinicians, as well as workshops for parents and school professionals.