Erika Ruberry, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Fellow, Child Anxiety Center

    Dr. Ruberry works with children, adolescents, and families in the Child Anxiety Center at EBTCS.

    About Dr. Ruberry

    Dr. Ruberry is pursuing advanced specialization in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety and related problems in children and adolescents. She comes to EBTCS with significant prior training and experience working with children and teens suffering from anxiety, mood, trauma-related, and disruptive behavior disorders. She is especially passionate about using evidence-based treatments to help those who are experiencing anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and other related disorders, and has treated youth with these problems across the inpatient, intensive outpatient and outpatient settings.

    After Dr. Ruberry completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Dartmouth College, she served as a research project coordinator at Weill Cornell Medical College, examining neural, genetic, and developmental factors that confer risk for psychological disorders. She then obtained her doctoral degree in child clinical psychology at the University of Washington. Her doctoral research examined how parenting behaviors may buffer or maintain risk for childhood anxiety disorders. Dr. Ruberry completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Seattle Children’s Hospital through the University of Washington School of Medicine, where she provided both inpatient and outpatient treatment to youth and families suffering from a wide range of concerns.

    Dr. Ruberry has sought out specialized training in evidence-based interventions for anxiety, depression, trauma, disruptive behaviors (including behavioral parenting interventions), and severe emotion dysregulation. In both her research and her clinical training, she has been particularly interested in the ways parents can skillfully support their children to overcome anxiety and other problems, and has witnessed how this work can transform family life and relationships.