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Dr. Beth McCreary

Dr. McCreary received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Ohio State University (OSU) in 1999. She completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship that included clinical training from the Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic at OSU as well as a research component through Johns Hopkins University. Dr. McCreary obtained her license as a psychologist in 2002 and opened Anxiety and Behavioral Health Services with Dr. Joseph DeCola in 2003. She attained board certification in Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in 2015.


Dr. McCreary conducts cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy for anxiety conditions including generalized anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, social anxiety, phobias, and obsessive-compulsive conditions.  She provides education, individualized guidance, and support to her clients as they engage in exposure therapy (including exposure with response prevention, or ERP) to respond adaptively to their fears and improve their quality of living.  Dr. McCreary incorporates mindfulness practices, self-compassion, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) methods into her work.  She is also experienced with providing cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and interventions for depression (including ACT and behavioral activation strategies), as these conditions often co-occur with anxiety.  She has presented on treatment for anxiety and OCD to practitioners across Ohio as part of their education. 


Dr. McCreary maintains membership in the American Psychological Association, the Ohio Psychological Association, the Association for the Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, The American Board of Professional Psychology, The International Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Foundation (IOCDF), and Mental Health America of Ohio. She has served on the Board of Directors for OCD Midwest (the regional affiliate of IOCDF), co-facilitates a free support group for adults with OCD, and has often provided supervision and consultation to graduate students, postdoctoral residents, and colleagues.

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