Dr. Mathis is a licensed psychologist with over a decade of experience providing evidence-based care to clients of all ages. She specializes in treating OCD, anxiety disorders, and BFRBs. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and has extensive experience using different forms of exposure therapy, including ERP for OCD. Dr. Mathis also works with individuals managing other areas of psychological difficulty, such as depression, stress management, sleep problems, and family discord related to anxiety.
Dr. Mathis completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Hawaii-Manoa, with a specialization in childhood anxiety disorders. Her training was heavily focused on providing evidence-based care using CBT and involved working with children and adolescents from diverse backgrounds who were experiencing difficulties with anxiety, OCD, depression, and disruptive behavior. Dr. Mathis completed her pre-doctoral internship at Westchester Jewish Community Services in White Plains, NY. During this time, she began working with adults as well as children, while continuing to focus on individualized, evidence-based care.
After graduation, Dr. Mathis completed an APA-accredited postdoctoral fellowship at the Anxiety Disorders Center (now Center for OCD and Anxiety Related Disorders) at the St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. She continued to work with individuals across the lifespan while providing individual therapy and working in the group Intensive Outpatient program, helping individuals with more complex clinical pictures. This experience greatly honed Dr. Mathis’s expertise in working with OCD and Anxiety Disorders.
Dr. Mathis then worked in an OCD specialty group practice in Maryland for nine years. While there she completed the Trichotillomania Learning Center’s Professional Training Institute (2012) and began providing services to individuals experiencing BFRBs. She was a member of the social anxiety treatment team and co-facilitated Social Effectiveness Skills groups for teens and adults. In addition, she co-facilitated an exposure group for adults with OCD and/or anxiety disorders.
Dr. Mathis is an active member and the current Vice-President of the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorders Foundation. She is licensed in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC and is a PsyPact authorized provider.
International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF)
Mid-Atlantic Affiliate of the IOCDF – Vice-President (2018 to present); Secretary (2014-2018)
Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
Maryland Psychological Association (MPA)