Robert W. McLellarn, Ph.D.
Robert W. McLellarn, Ph.D. has been a licensed clinical psychologist in Oregon since 1985. He is the founder and director of The Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center where he specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders.
Dr. McLellarn received his Bachelors degree in English Literature from Oregon State University, his Masters degree in Counseling from Lewis and Clark College (in Portland, OR) and his Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Montana. His Clinical Psychology internship was at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center and he then did a two-year residency/fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences University.
Dr. McLellarn specializes in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Specific Phobias, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Health Anxiety/Hypochondriasis and general Stress Management. Dr. McLellarn is a member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, The Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, the American Psychological Association and the Oregon Psychological Association.
Elke Zuercher-White, Ph.D., ABPP
Elke Zuercher-White, Ph.D., ABPP has been a licensed clinical psychologist in Oregon, Washington, and California, and has been specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders for over twenty-five years. She is a Board Certified Specialist in cognitive-behavioral treatment (of anxiety disorders). She chaired the Anxiety Disorders Best Practices for the Northern California Kaiser Region and in that capacity developed treatment guidelines for Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder, organized workshops by national experts in these disorders, and provided training and consultation to the Anxiety Champions. She is the author of An End to Panic: Breakthrough Techniques for Overcoming Panic Disorder and several other books. A pioneer in the use of group therapy to treat all anxiety disorders, she is fluent in several languages, including Spanish.
Kimberly A. Wisotzke, Ph.D.
Kimberly A. Wisotzke, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist in Oregon. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Marymount Manhattan College in New York City, NY and her Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She completed her Clinical Psychology internship at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and her post-doctoral residency at Portland Dialectical Behavior Therapy Institute. Dr. Wisotzke has experience providing assessment, individual and group therapy services in outpatient, inpatient, and student counseling settings. She specializes in evidence-based, cognitive behavioral therapy for treating individuals suffering from a range of anxiety disorders. As a therapist, she strives to provide a collaborative and supportive environment where clients feel empowered to challenge their fears and break the cycle of emotional and behavioral avoidance in order to embrace more fulfilling lives.
Amelia Ladd, M.S.
Amelia Ladd, M.S., is a student therapist at the Anxiety and Panic Treatment Center. She is about to begin her fourth year of doctoral training in clinical psychology at Pacific University School of Graduate Psychology and is being supervised by Robert W. McLellarn, Ph.D., to ensure that you are getting the best care possible. Her approach to treatment comes from a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) perspective, which suggests that thoughts, behaviors, and emotions are all interrelated, and change in one domain will cause change in the other two domains. CBT focuses on reducing unwanted symptoms, usually by targeting thoughts and behaviors as the mechanisms for change. She also integrates interventions from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which focuses on one’s willingness to experience uncomfortable feelings in order to engage in value-driven behavior to live a more fulfilling and values-congruent life. The interventions used depend on the preferences and symptoms of each individual client. Her first goal as a therapist is to collaboratively form a trusting and respectful relationship with each client. To do this, she believes it is essential to honor the diversity found within each client, which means taking the time to understand and incorporate cultural factors into treatment. In addition, she has experience with hoarding disorder and will make home visits if deemed necessary.
Elizabeth C. Johnson, M.A., L.P.C.
Elizabeth C. Johnson, M.A., L.P.C., is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon specializing in Evidence-Based Cognitive Behavior Therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders. She integrates other empirically supported treatments and interventions as appropriate, based on individual client needs.
Elizabeth earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Washington State University, in addition to a Personnel Psychology and Human Resources certificate. She earned her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and Organizational Behavior from Pacific University. In addition, she holds additional training in Cognitive Processing Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy for Traumatic Grief (children and adults), and Cognitive Processing for PTSD from the Medical University of South Carolina. In addition to specializing in anxiety disorders, Elizabeth holds extended experience and training in career counseling, relationship concerns, health issues, ADD/ADHD, and workplace behavior/issues.
Anxiety can be extremely debilitating across many domains of your life. It is common for anxiety concerns to impact relationships, work, or school performance. Elizabeth will work closely with you to understand the emotional, behavioral, and thinking patterns that contribute to your anxiety and distress. Then she will work with you to develop and practice new skills to overcome anxiety and live a more fulfilling life.