Elizabeth Gordon, PHD

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Dr. Gordon is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with specialized training in social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and OCD. She completed her undergraduate work at Stanford where she majored in Human Biology, and received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Temple University under the mentorship of Richard G. Heimberg, a pioneer in the development of cognitive behavioral treatment for social anxiety disorder.

Dr. Gordon has practiced in a range of clinical settings including inpatient, community health, and group practice. She integrates a variety of evidence-based techniques into her work with patients, drawing from cognitive behavioral, mindfulness, interpersonal, and compassion-focused approaches. She has published several articles and book chapters on topics ranging from interpersonal processes in anxiety disorders to wildlife conservation (a long-standing interest of hers). In addition to her private practice, Dr. Gordon is on faculty at Haverford College.


Laura Bruce, PhD

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Laura Bruce, PHD

Dr. Bruce is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders including social anxiety, PTSD, generalized anxiety, health anxiety, panic disorder, and specific phobias. She believes strongly that treatment should be evidence-based, and flexibly tailored to meet the unique needs of the individual. She primarily uses cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and acceptance-based approaches to help patients live a full and meaningful life. She provides comprehensive assessment, typically followed by weekly therapy sessions.

Dr. Bruce received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Temple University under the mentorship of Richard G. Heimberg, an internationally renowned expert in the treatment of social anxiety disorder. She completed her predoctoral internship at the VA Medical Center in Philadelphia. She has practiced in a range of clinical settings, including anxiety specialty, college counseling, and community mental health practices. She has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals as well as authored book chapters on anxiety assessment and treatment. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Bruce provides consultation and training for other mental health providers in evidence based treatments for anxiety disorders.

AOTCP Co-Founders

The Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center of Philadelphia was co-founded by Jonathan Grayson, Tejal Jakatdar, Harold Kirby, and Cathy Grayson in 2010. The founders of the AOTCP built a reputation of excellence in providing evidence-based treatments to individuals suffering from anxiety disorders in the Philadelphia region. Dr. Grayson and Dr. Jakatdar have each relocated and currently provide similar treatment services in Los Angeles (Dr. Grayson) and San Francisco (Dr. Jakatdar). Their legacy lives on in spirit at the AOTCP.

Former Clinicians

Dr. Kristin Taylor and Dr. Leanne Magee have served as trusted colleagues and supervisors at the AOTCP and continue to engage in clinical work in other settings. If you need to reach them, feel free to contact them using the link below their pictures.


Jonathan Grayson, PhD

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Tejal Jakatdar, PhD

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Leanne Magee, PhD

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Kristin Taylor, PhD

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