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Hailee Dear, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in treating Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety disorders, including social anxietyseparation anxiety, selective mutism, specific phobiashealth anxietygeneralized anxiety, panic disorder, tics, body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), and Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID). Hailee also has experience in helping to manage co-existing depressive disorders. Hailee has completed extensive training in utilizing evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response-Prevention (ERP) while working at Rogers Behavioral Health. Hailee enjoys working with children (ages 6+), adolescents, and adults. Hailee enjoys working with parents and families to assist their loved ones to live a life no longer dictated by OCD or anxiety and incorporates SPACE treatment approaches into the work she does with patients. Hailee also has expertise working with young adults still living at home that have difficulty transitioning to independent living.

Hailee has worked with children, adolescents, adults, and their families for the past four years. She has worked in a variety of settings, including hospice, federal prison, and a community mental health agency. Most recently, Hailee has worked at a partial hospitalization program (PHP) focusing on acute children and adolescents struggling with OCD and anxiety. Hailee has worked with children/adolescents that have previously been resistant to treatment and provides parental coaching to families. Hailee also has experience with children/adolescents that struggle with school refusal, leaving school early, and children/adolescents that require a large amount of parental accommodation. Hailee’s approach to therapy is a systems approach that includes the whole family.

Hailee grew up in South Florida and moved to Atlanta in 2012. She enjoys traveling, spending time with her family, and reading as much as she can.

  • 2020: Received a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) with a trauma specialization certificate from the University of Denver
  • 2020: Obtained License to practice as a Master of Social Work (LMSW)
  • 2021: Received extensive training in exposure and response prevention (ERP) for the treatment of OCD and anxiety in children, adolescents, and adults
  • 2021-2023: Child/adolescent OCD/anxiety/depression therapist and therapist preceptor at Rogers Behavioral Health (Atlanta)
  • 2023: Joined Anxiety Specialists of Atlanta as Staff Therapist
  • 2023: Eligible for license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • 2023: Completed Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) training under the direction of Dr. Eli Leibowitz
  • 2023: Secured Independent Licensure as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
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