Meet Dr. Stebbins

Oxana Stebbins, Ph.D.

Dr. Stebbins is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of the Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center. She specializes in the evidence-based treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, and OCD, with a niche in bringing scientifically supported treatments that are culturally adapted to Christians or others with a religious/spiritual identity. She strives to regularly advance her knowledge and expertise to provide updated, quality services. She has presented at several national conferences and published in peer-reviewed journals, and continues to prioritize maintaining scholarly engagement.

Dr. Stebbins completed specialized training in mood and anxiety disorders during her postdoctoral fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She trained in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) with youth and their families at an OCD intensive outpatient program (IOP) at the Seattle Children's Hospital during her doctoral studies at Seattle Pacific University, where she completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology. She trained in full model Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), emotion dysregulation, and suicidal behavior during her internship at the Ann Arbor VA. There, she also trained in interventions for substance use disorders, depression and anxiety disorders, completed neuropsychological assessments, and worked with individuals having comorbid PTSD. She has worked in a broad range of settings, including primary care clinics, state hospital (Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity), private practice, and with young children with behavioral problems through the Incredible Years program.

She considers herself an integrative cognitive behavioral therapist. This means that she sees the connections between several therapeutic modalities that all fit under the cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) umbrella, and she integrates these according to the individual needs of the client. Integrated therapeutic modalities include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), ERP, and DBT. She also conceptualizes a "map" of the transdiagnostic ("across disorders") mechanisms that maintain a client's problems, which serve as our treatment road map. Throughout treatment, the client's emotional experience is emphasized for optimal change, growth, and learning.

Dr. Stebbins is a capital "B" CBT therapist. She believes that progress is more efficient when clients are encouraged to do different behaviors that connect with their valued goals, which then expedites the learning process (i.e., cognitive work). Read more about what CBT looks like with Dr. Stebbins on the Resources page.

In her personal time, Dr. Stebbins is kept busy by her two children (a highly energetic toddler and infant) and her husband. She loves spending time with family, adventuring and exploring, traveling, trying new foods, being in the outdoors (e.g., hiking, snorkeling), baking, and reading. She likes humor.

Education and Training

Education:
B.S. in Psychology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
M.S. in Clinical Science, Seattle Pacific University
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Seattle Pacific University
Internship at VA Ann Arbor/University of Michigan Healthcare System
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Mood and Anxiety Disorders Services

Additional Training and Certifications:
2022: Licensed in PA
2022: Approved for PSYPACT (ability to practice in over 40 states)
2023: Licensed in FL
2024: Completed training in ACT with Dr. Russ Harris (over 13 hours)
2024: Completed ACT for Christians workshop with Dr. Joshua Knabb at CAPS conference
2024: Approved as a National Register Health Service Psychologist

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
  • Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA)
  • International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)
  • Florida Psychological Association
  • Pennsylvania Psychological Association
  • Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association
  • National Register of Health Service Psychologists