Scott Woodruff

meet Dr. Scott Woodruff

Scott Woodruff, Ph.D, MBA, Director of Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Treatment Program, Clinician  is a licensed psychologist who employs traditional cognitive behavioral treatments and mindfulness-based therapies to foster goal-directed improvements in life, relationships, and career. Dr. Woodruff practices full-time as a clinician at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy and serves as an adjunct professor and clinical psychology supervisor for the doctoral program of Columbia University, Teachers College. He has worked in research programs at Johns Hopkins Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, and the Catholic University of America and published and presented on anxiety, mindfulness, and positive and negative emotions.

Dr. Woodruff’s treatment areas of focus include OCD and anxiety (worry, social anxiety, panic attacks / agoraphobia, and specific fears such as flying phobias or fears of medical procedures). He also specializes in work challenges (particularly finance / investment, technology, law, and creative careers), relationship and pregnancy stresses, concentration difficulties / ADHD, and depression and mood disorders. Other frequent treatment areas include insomnia, anger, and substance abuse. Dr. Woodruff holds an MBA from NYU’s Stern School of Business and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from New York University’s College of Arts & Sciences in 2001. He has treated clients at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, a nationally recognized center specializing in OCD-spectrum and anxiety disorders, treated veterans at multiple VA Medical Centers, and completed his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the Catholic University of America. Prior to moving into psychology, he worked for Citigroup’s Corporate and Investment Bank and served in multiple positions within finance and media. He has commented on psychological issues for several publications, including the Atlantic, Men’s Health and Quartz, and appeared on the AMHQ morning show.

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