Reid Wilson, PhD, is a licensed psychologist who directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, NC. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He is author of the just-released Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry and the classic self-help book Don't Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. He is co-author of Stop Obsessing! How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions, as well as Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children. He designed American Airlines' first national program for the fearful flier and currently serves as the expert for WebMD’s Mental Health Community. Television appearances include The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, CNN, The Katie Show, A&E’s Hoarders, and MTV’s True Life.
Dr. Wilson is a Founding Clinical Fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). In 2014 he was honored with the highest national award given in his field, by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America.
- University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA, Sociology, with highest honors, 1973
- Antioch Graduate School, Masters in Counseling, 1977
- Fielding Graduate University, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, 1980
Areas of specialization: All anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, phobias, social phobias, obsessions, compulsions, worry, fear of flying.