Ben Johnides, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety and OCD in children, adolescents, and adults. He earned his B.S. in psychology from the University of Michigan and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Missouri, and he completed both his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Anxiety in Brooklyn, NY. Ben has received extensive training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD and related anxiety, as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for symptoms of depression, separation anxiety, social anxiety, health anxiety, and body-focused repetitive behaviors. Through this work, he has provided individual and family therapy for neurotypical and neurodiverse clients, such as those with Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. In addition, Ben has been trained to treat parents and families of anxious children using various evidence-based treatments, including Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE).
In addition to his clinical work, Ben has presented his research on outcomes of evidence-based family therapy and intensive outpatient treatment for anxiety and depression at national conferences and in peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. His current research interests include the long-term outcomes of evidence-based treatment, particularly among underserved and/or stigmatized populations, and the secondary benefits of family-based treatment. He was trained as a clinical scientist and uses a data-driven approach in his clinical care to provide his clients with the highest quality therapy consistent with current best practices in the field.
Ben was raised in a family of musicians in Michigan, where he grew up playing the French horn and guitar. He enjoys reading, performing at open mic nights, and playing sports and board games. At present, his favorite activity is exploring Brooklyn with his wife and toddler.