Dr. Umbach is a licensed psychologist and founding partner at BASE Cognitive Behavioral (www.findyourbase.com). Her areas of specialty include anxiety issues (obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic, social anxiety, phobias, worry, and generalized anxiety), hoarding, organization, trichotillomania, and sleep. She is the author of Conquer Your Fears and Phobias for Teens. Dr. Umbach practices from a cognitive-behavioral approach focused on increasing flexibility in thinking and making adaptive behavior changes. She enjoys working with adults, teens, and kids in both individual and group formats as well as provides trainings, presentations, and consultations. Ultimately, she is passionate about assisting others in their quest toward improved functioning by learning new skills, overcoming fears, and making positive changes in their lives. Dr. Umbach obtained her B.A. from the University of Michigan. She earned her masters and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Washington, D.C. Dr. Umbach has trained under experts in the area of anxiety at the Anxiety Disorders Center at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT and the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington in Silver Spring, MD. She is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of American and also founded the Charlotte Anxiety Consortium.