Lynne Siqueland, Ph.D.
Dr. Lynne Siqueland is a psychologist at the Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety and has been specializing in treating anxiety disorders in children and adolescents for over 20 years. She has extensive experience working with children of all ages beginning in the preschool years with a focus on the transition from adolescence and young adulthood. She has a special interest in guiding parents and teens through the transition into young adulthood of maintaining connection and closeness while encouraging and building autonomy and competence. She also treats adults.
Dr. Siqueland has expertise in the evaluation and cognitive-behavioral treatment of the following difficulties in children, adolescents, and adults. She also has experience working with co-occurring depression and behavioral issues when anxiety is the principal presenting problem
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety and Stress
- Separation Anxiety
- Social Anxiety and Selective Mutism
- Specific Phobias
- Sleep problems
- Tic Disorders
Dr. Siqueland is also glad to provide consultation to parents and families around peer, behavioral and parenting issues even if parents are not certain their child needs to be involved in treatment.
Dr. Siqueland received her Doctoral Degree in the Temple University Clinical Psychology Program under the direction of Dr. Philip Kendall. At Temple, she was involved with Dr. Kendall and other graduate students in developing the first individual and family-based treatment manuals for anxiety in children and participated in the first clinical trials about their effectiveness. Dr. Siqueland was a full faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, and Center for Psychotherapy Research for 8 years before entering private practice full time.
Dr. Siqueland's clinical work and research publications focus on integrating individual CBT approaches with family work. She works with children and adolescents to develop a sense of competence and mastery. Dr. Siqueland has published on the role of family interactional styles that can maintain anxiety and what promotes competence.
Dr. Siqueland also is involved in developing and conducting training workshops and individual consultation to professionals on the treatment of anxiety and OCD locally, nationally, and internationally. She and her colleagues really enjoy working with parents and have also been providing parent workshops around these same topics at the clinic and in the community.