Ruth Lippin, LCSW, JD, is a licensed clinical social worker that has had a private practice in New York City for the past 17+ years specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders. She works with children, adolescents and adults. A graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work, she was trained in cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders at The Anxiety Phobia Treatment Center at White Plains Hospital in Westchester, New York. She is a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (a national organization whose mission is to promote the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety disorders) and served on their direct service and membership committees. Ruth is a recipient of the ADAA’s 2012 Clinician’s Outreach Award. She is also a professional member of the New York City Cognitive Behavioral Association and the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). Prior to Ruth becoming a cognitive behavioral therapist, she had a successful career as a public interest attorney in New York City.