About Dr. Wagner

Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D. is a clinical child psychologist and expert in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) who developed the child-friendly Worry Hill® CBT approach. She is a member of the Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Foundation (IOCDF). 

 At The Anxiety Wellness Center, Dr. Wagner provides both in-person and HIPAA-compliant telehealth services to children, teens, and adults with anxiety, OCD, and related conditions.

Dr. Wagner is a sought-after international speaker who presents on-site, virtual and streamable workshops and consultation for parents, clinicians and school professionals. As a faculty presenter and supervisor for the IOCDF’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI), and the Pediatric BTTI, Dr. Wagner has been training clinicians for over 25 years.

The Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies has awarded Dr. Wagner the Self-Help Book Recommendation for providing the highest level of evidence-based best practices for her books: Worried No More: Help and Hope for Anxious Children, Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, and What to do when your Child has Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Strategies and Solutions. The latter two books, along with her highly-acclaimed resource for professionals, Treatment of OCD in Children and Adolescents: Professional's Kit, comprise the only integrated set of resources for children with OCD, their parents, and their therapists. Dr. Wagner has also developed a suite of resources for professionals who work with anxious youth, including Worried No More: Teaching Tools and Forms on CD, and CDs of her live workshops for parents and school professionals.

Dr. Wagner received her education at St. Agnes College, the University of Iowa, Yale University Child Study Center and Brown University. Prior to founding The Anxiety Wellness Center, Dr. Wagner was Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology (1998-2010) and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (1991-1998) at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. She also served as Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. She was voted Outstanding Psychologist of the Year by the Genesee Valley Psychological Association, Rochester, NY in 2007.