Anxiety Specialist & Digital Health Expert Joins the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health

NEW YORK, February 9, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Nationally Renowned Psychologist and Anxiety Specialist Thea GallagherPsyD, has joined the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health as an Assistant Professor and Digital Coordinator of Mental Health, Outcomes and Wellness.

Thea Gallagher, PsyD, Assistant Professor and Digital Coordinator for Mental Health, Outcomes and Wellness in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health

Thea Gallagher, PsyD, Assistant Professor and Digital Coordinator for Mental Health, Outcomes and Wellness in the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone Health

Gallagher previously held various positions at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvaniaincluding assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry, clinical director and clinical psychologist at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, and clinical director of COBALT, a digital wellness platform for employees in the University of Pennsylvania.

“Dr. Gallagher is a highly respected psychologist, educator, researcher, and communicator whose expertise will help advance the institution’s goals and add to the collective talents of our already distinguished faculty,” says Carlos R. MarmarDoctor in medicine, the Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Psychiatry and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Langone. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Gallagher to NYU Langone and look forward to witnessing her continued success in implementing digital wellness strategies for employees, as well as providing the highest quality mental health care to the patients”.

Gallagher specializes in prolonged exposure therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), exposure and response prevention for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and cognitive-behavioral treatments for other mental health conditions such as social anxiety, panic disorder, specific phobias, anxiety, eating disorders, insomnia and depression.

“I focus on evidence-based psychotherapies such as cognitive behavioral therapy, as most of what is known about mental health indicates that there is a strong connection between our thoughts, behaviors, emotions, and the environment,” he says. Gallagher.

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In addition to her clinical work, Gallagher serves as the Mental Health, Outcomes and Wellness Digital Coordinator for Psychiatry. In this role, he will further enhance mental health support and resources for NYU Langone healthcare workers through digital content, particularly during this critical time when so many healthcare workers have suffered various levels of burnout due to to the stresses of the COVID pandemic.

“The impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of healthcare professionals and frontline workers will be felt for years to come. We need to provide our employees with effective tools to take care of themselves, but in a way that seamlessly integrates problems in your daily life. lives,” explains Gallagher. “Providing curated mental health and wellness content can help reduce friction and stigma in accessing mental health care, and provide timely and targeted support and treatment.”

About Dr Gallagher

After earning her PsyD in clinical psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic MedicineGallagher completed his postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania before joining the faculty where he has worked for the last seven years. During his time at the University of PennsylvaniaGallagher also taught and supervised the resident physicians, receiving the Martin P. Szuba Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching and Research in 2021 for his focus on translating research concepts and findings into clinically useful teaching.

Throughout his career, Gallagher has presented at several national and international conferences, participated in several speaking engagements on wellness, mental health, and anxiety-related disorders, and has led dozens of cognitive behavioral therapy trainings. She is actively involved in research and is the author and co-author of numerous journal publications, review articles, and book chapters.

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Gallagher regularly appears in national and local media, including The New York TimesWashington Post Y HuffPost, as a trusted resource on topics related to mental health. He also hosts a podcast focused on mental health, mind in sight.

“I am honored to join such an incredible and successful group of clinicians and researchers at NYU Langone, where we are committed to both research and clinical care of mental health treatment and therapies to improve the lives of patients and our community. community,” says Gallagher.

Gallagher’s office is in NYU Langone Psychiatric Associateslocated on One Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan.

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