Dr. Ann Layne is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of
anxiety disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Dr. Layne's
primary focus is the treatment of anxiety disorders including obsessive-compulsive
disorder, separation anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia,
panic disorder, and specific phobias. Dr. Layne also has experience addressing
difficulties that often accompany anxiety, including difficulties in the domains
of mood (depression and irritability), low frustration tolerance, perfectionism,
and behavior problems.
While cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the primary therapeutic approach used
by Dr. Layne, treatment planning is done on an individual basis and typically
includes a variety of techniques. When treating children and adolescents, Dr.
Layne typically uses a family approach that involves educating the parents about
their child's difficulty and coaching parents in the use of techniques to
help manage their child's anxiety.
Dr. Layne received her doctorate from Oklahoma State University and went on to
complete a 2-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Program in Child and Adolescent
Anxiety and Mood Disorders at the University of Minnesota.