Who we are

Dr. Reid Wilson: preeminent expert on anxieties and their treatment

Reid Wilson, Ph.D., Director

Dr. Wilson is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is an international expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with books translated into eight languages. He is the co-author of the new book Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, is author of Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks and Facing Panic: Self-Help for People with Panic Attacks, is co-author, with Edna Foa, of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions and is co-author of Achieving Comfortable Flight. He designed and served as lead psychologist for American Airlines' first national program for the fearful flier. Dr. Wilson served on the Board of Directors of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America for 12 years and as Program Chair of the National Conferences on Anxiety Disorders from 1988-1991. 

His published videos include: “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” (American Psychological Association); “Initial Interventions in Panic Disorder: A Demonstration” (University of Connecticut); “Treatment of Panic Disorder” (Erickson Foundation) and “Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” (Erickson Foundation). Television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CNN, CNN-Financial Network, and various local news shows across the nation. He recently served as psychologist in an episode of A&E’s Hoarders.

Julie L. Pike, Ph.D. expert on treating anxieties

Julie L. Pike, Ph.D. 

Dr. Pike is a licensed psychologist and expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders with extensive training from Southern Methodist University, Northwestern University, University of Kentucky, Duke University, and Dartmouth Medical School’s Department of Behavioral Medicine.  She also specializes in the treatment of depression, hypochondriasis, trichotillomania, skin-picking, and of trauma survivors of all types suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder. Dr. Pike’s research interests include impact and treatment of childhood sexual abuse, the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) across disorders, and the implementation of efficacy-based CBT treatments in clinical settings. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Traumatic StressBehavior Therapy, and Child Abuse & Neglect. Dr. Pike has appeared on Sirius Radio's Doctor Radio as an expert source, and in other media (, ABC News, Inside Edition, Huckabee, and Fox News) as well as in other Associated Press articles. She has also appeared on 18 episodes of TLC's Hoarding: Buried Alive.


Dr. Pike is fluent in Spanish.

Vito Guerra, Ph.D.: expert in tretink all sorts of anxieties

Vito Guerra, Ph.D.

Dr. Guerra is a licensed psychologist who earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Duke University.  He provides research-supported psychotherapy services to his clientele, including Panic Control Treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness Training, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.  Dr. Guerra has developed particular expertise in working with clients who have experienced or witnessed traumatic events, clients who experience debilitating anxiety and panic attacks, and clients who suffer from depression.  He also specializes in the treatment of problems that may arise as people make effort to cope with negative emotions, problems such as alcohol abuse or engagement in self-injurious behaviors.