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Christina J. Taylor, Ph.D.Christina J. Taylor, Ph.D. specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Social Phobia, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Specific Phobias, and the OCD spectrum disorder Trichotillomania. Dr. Taylor is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the National Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and served on the National Institute of Mental Health Treatment Outcome Study on Panic Disorder at Yale University.

Dr. Taylor lectures widely on Anxiety Disorders and provides training workshops for mental health professionals and consumers on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She is a certified Panic Control Therapist and has served as a Clinical Instructor for the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation Behavior Therapy Institute. She appeared on the national television show 20/20 Downtown as an expert on the treatment of Scrupulosity or “religious” OCD.

Dr. Taylor is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. She teaches courses in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology, Mental Disorders in Popular Films, Psychological Research, and the Psychology of Women.

Dr. Taylor Announces Her New Book

OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians, Children and Teens; Actions to Beat, Control & Defeat Obsessive Compulsive DisorderDr. Taylor announces the release of her new book: "OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians, Children and Teens; Actions to Beat, Control & Defeat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder".

This book is a user-friendly, creative and interactive book to help children and teens take control of OCD. With specific chapters for each type of OCD, children and teens will learn cognitive behavioral strategies to overcome their obsessions and compulsions. It contains:


  • Step-by-step worksheets and exercises to break free of OCD.
  • Strategies for contamination, checking, worrisome thoughts, perfectionism, hoarding and religious obsessions and compulsions.
  • Relaxation and thinking skills to manage anxiety.
  • Use Actions, to Beat, Control and Defeat -- the ABCDs of OCD to effectively conquer symptoms.

The book is available on Amazon.com and Pesi.com.

Dr. Taylor Speaks at the Living with OCD Event at Yale

Dr. Christina Taylor & Kathy Fagan

Dr. Taylor and Kathy Fagan, a member of the Fairfield County OCD Support Group, spoke at the Living with OCD event, sponsored by OCD Connecticut, at the Yale Child Study Center on October 15, 2016. This annual day long program is an educational forum for members of the community about OCD, its symptoms, its effects on families, and current evidence based treatments. Dr. Taylor spoke about her recently published book, "OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians, Children and Teens - Actions to Beat, Control & Defeat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder".

Dr. Taylor Visits Cuba

Dr. Christina Taylor & Dr. Alexis Lorenzo Ruiz

In March 2016, Dr. Taylor visited Cuba. Here she is presenting her book, "OCD: A Workbook for Clinicians, Children and Teens; Actions to Beat, Control & Defeat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder" to Dr. Alexis Lorenzo Ruiz, President of the Cuban Society of Psychology in Havana.

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