Michael A. Tompkins, PhD

Dr. Tompkins is a licensed psychologist, co-director of the San Francisco Bay Area Center for Cognitive Therapy, and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Diplomate and Founding Fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and an adjunct faculty member of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Dr. Tompkins specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders in adults, adolescents, and children. He is the author or co-author of seven books, including My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic (with Katherine Martinez) (Magination Press, 2010), which is a Magination Press best seller, and Anxiety and Avoidance: A Universal Treatment for Anxiety, Panic, and Fear (New Harbinger, 2013). Dr. Tompkins serves on the Advisory Board of Magination Press, the children’s press of the American Psychological Association and has presented over 500 workshops, keynotes, and lectures on cognitive-behavior therapy and related topics to national and international audiences.

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