Liviu Bunaciu, Ph.D.Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Center

Liviu Bunaciu, Ph.D.<span class=Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Center">

    Dr. Bunaciu works with adults in the Anxiety Center.

    About Dr. Bunaciu

    liviu cropped 1Dr. Bunaciu completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He then earned a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas and completed his pre-doctoral internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Upon completing his graduate studies, Dr. Bunaciu pursued additional specialized training by completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Houston OCD Program, where he provided outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential treatment for individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders.

    Dr. Bunaciu has extensive training and experience in the treatment of anxiety-related problems. Prior to joining the Anxiety Center at EBTCS, he provided individual and group-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in a wide range of settings, including a specialty anxiety clinic, a college mental health center, a community-based integrated primary care clinic, a VA Medical Center, and a private psychiatric hospital. Dr. Bunaciu specializes in providing exposure-based interventions for individuals suffering from a variety of anxiety disorders including panic disorder, agoraphobia, OCD, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and health anxiety. In addition to his primary focus on anxiety disorders, Dr. Bunaciu also has interests in and experience with treatments for depression, sleep disorders, and substance use problems.

    Dr. Bunaciu has been committed to the scientist-practitioner model throughout his training, as evidenced by his involvement in a variety of research projects aimed at improving our understanding of risk factors for anxiety disorders and the development of evidence-based treatments for anxiety-related conditions. His research has broadly focused on understanding the development and consequences of escape and avoidance behaviors in an attempt to improve prevention and treatment efforts for individuals at risk for, or suffering from, anxiety. Examples of Dr. Bunaciu’s research include studies examining the role that parental factors play in the development of anxiety-related difficulties in children, as well as studies identifying, disseminating, and delivering evidence-based and cost-effective treatments for anxiety disorders and related conditions.

    Dr. Bunaciu is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). He is a licensed psychologist in the State of Washington.