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Postdoctoral Fellow

Anxiety Center

BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Walker works with adults in the Anxiety Center.

Dr. Walker is a postdoctoral fellow in the Anxiety Center at EBTCS. She provides evidence-based psychotherapy aimed at reduced suffering and sustained recovery. She is committed to helping individuals with a wide range of anxiety and related concerns, including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, adjustment disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and suicidality.

Dr. Walker completed her undergraduate degree in psychology and women’s studies at Bucknell University. She then worked in the Depression Clinical & Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, serving as research coordinator for several studies examining novel treatments for depression and related disorders. She then completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Washington, based out of the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the VA Puget Sound, Seattle. During her doctoral training, Dr. Walker worked in a variety of clinical settings, including outpatient and intensive outpatient settings, community mental health clinics, clinical research trials, and academic medical centers.

Dr. Walker’s doctoral research focused on the overlap between PTSD and anhedonia, examining how reward processes impact pathological avoidance after traumatic events and, in turn, how reward-based interventions may improve clinical outcomes in exposure treatment.

Dr. Walker has extensive training in providing prolonged exposure (PE) and cognitive processing therapy (CPT) for PTSD, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety and mood disorders. She also trained in dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) for emotion dysregulation and suicidality, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, and motivational interviewing (MI) and harm reduction for substance use disorders.

Dr. Walker is a member of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) and the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS).

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