Margaret Wehrenberg, Psy.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and is the author of The Anxious Brain. An expert on the treatment of anxiety and depression, she also has extensive training and expertise in the neurobiology of psychological disorders. She is co-founder of the Reflex Delay Syndrome (RDS) Research and Training Institutes, founded to promote research and treatment for this disorder affecting academic, social and emotional functioning in children. She earned her M.A. specializing in psychodrama and play therapy with children. She was trained in addictions counseling and has years of experience in that field, working with the U.S. Army in Germany and Lutheran Social Services in Illinois before beginning a private psychotherapy practice. Since obtaining her doctorate from the Illinois School of Professional Psychology, she has specialized in treating clients with trauma and anxiety disorders. As a consultant, she is a sought-after speaker for continuing education seminars, consistently getting the highest ratings from participants for her dynamic style and high quality content.
In addition to clinical work, she has written articles for The Psychotherapy Networker magazine, is the author of Stress Solutions: Ten Effective Strategies to Eliminate Your Stress, and has produced Relaxation for Tension and Worry, a CD for breathing, muscle relaxation and imagery to use with anxious clients. Her new book (2007) is published by W.W. Norton, The Anxious Brain: The Neurobiological Basis of Anxiety Disorders and How to Effectively Treat Them.