Dr. Catherine Worthington is a Child and Adolescent Licensed Psychologist who specializes in the delivery of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure Therapy to treat a variety of anxiety-related disorders including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, medical/health anxiety, specific phobias, and selective mutism. Other areas of clinical focus include pediatric and adolescent sleep difficulties and early-childhood behavioral feeding challenges. Finally, Dr. Worthington provides both parent training for anxious children (SPACE) and parent-child interaction therapies to address emotional, behavioral, and/or social challenges occurring within the home or school setting. Dr. Worthington is a clinical specialist who is committed to providing evidence-based therapy services that are collaborative with a client and their family, and targeted in order to best address individual client needs.
Dr. Worthington completed an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University Teacher’s College in the Spring of 2016. There she engaged in research evaluating the use of mindfulness-based interventions as adjunctive treatment modules in therapy with children. Dr. Worthington then began her doctoral training at Spalding University, earning her Psy.D. in the Spring of 2021. During her doctoral work, she engaged in dissertation research evaluating the use of psychoeducational and process-oriented interventions for promoting insight into parents seeking reunification with children after DCS removal. After completing a predoctoral residency with Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital, she began her postdoctoral fellowship at Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta, LLC in the Fall of 2021 and obtained Licensure as a Psychologist in Georgia in 2023.