Anxiety Expert Witness

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Anxiety expert witnesses and consultants listed here may be able to form expert opinions, draft expert witness reports, provide expert witness testimony at deposition and/or trial as or serve as consulting (non-testifying) experts on anxiety. The anxiety expert witness listings on this page are typically from fields/areas of expertise such as: Behavioral and Social Sciences, Forensic Psychiatry, Forensic Psychology, Geriatric Psychiatry, Mental Health, Neuropsychology, Pain Management - Medicine, Psychiatry, and Psychology.

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Rachyll Dempsey, PsyD, ABPP Expedient Medicolegal Services

Oakland, California
Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology - Independent Medical Examination, Disability Evaluation, Correctional Healthcare, Geriatrics, Neuropsychological Testing and Assessment, Child Development, Malingering Detection, Sex Offender Risk, Personal Injury, Head Trauma, Effects of Trauma, PTSD, Medical Malpractice, Depression, Anxiety
Dr. Rachyll Dempsey,Psy.D., Q.M.E, is a forensic neuropsychologist with offices throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and practicing throughout California. Licensed as a Clinical Psychologist (PSY21261) in 2006, Dr. Dempsey has worked for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, San Quentin; the HOPE Program – Hayward; and for various colleges and universities. She has been a Qualified Medical Evaluator (#135075) since 2014 and an Independent Practitioner (DEM3135) through CASOMB (California Sex Offender Management Board) since 2012. Dr. Dempsey has dedicated her career to building her specialty in psychological and neuropsychological testing and assessment. She has taught at UCSF, Argosy University, St. Mary’s College, and Alliant International University, in addition to offering many continuing education seminars at various conferences. Dr. Dempsey has also assisted in creating, credentialing, and running three separate psychology training programs. Dr. Dempse...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

California
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination Claims, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's since 2003. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both states. Additionally available for assignments in all 50 states. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral APA accredited fellowship in clinical evaluation and treatment at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Advanced trauma training with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Expert educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presented to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Advanced expert witness training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, California Society of Ind...

Delia M Silva, PsyD, ABPP-CN, QME Pacific Neurobehavioral Clinic, PC

San Diego, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - TBI, traumatic brain injury, Spanish-speaking, board-certified, ABPP, ABPP-CN, concussion, brain injury, dementia, depression, anxiety, PTSD, chronic pain, somatoform disorders, cognitive, workers comp, QME, AME, IME, symptom validity testing
Dr. Silva is one of very few Spanish-speaking, board-certified neuropsychologists in the state of California. She can serve as a neuropsychological or psychological expert witness for forensic civil cases, particularly personal injury cases. All of her evaluations include objective measurement of response bias/effort/performance validity and symptom validity. Her interpretations are purely based on the objective data and evidence-based research. She has performed work for both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Her conclusions are data-driven, objective, and cite evidence-based research. Her specialties are with traumatic brain injuries (TBI), neurodegenerative conditions, strokes, and psychiatric conditions that include posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), somatoform disorders, and mood and anxiety disorders. She has served on national, state, and local boards and is owner of a clinical practice. More information about her can be found here. For a copy of her CV and fee schedule, pl...

Edward L. Spencer, M.D.

Beverly Hills, California
Psychiatry - Disability, IME, Personality Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Work injury, causation, medical board, standard of care
I am a UCLA-trained general adult psychiatrist with experience in the pharmacological and psychotherapeutic treating all types of psychiatric illnesses. I have a special clinical interest and additional training in personality disorders. I am familiar with the detailed assessment of these conditions and their interplay with other psychiatric disorders, as well as contemporary psychotherapeutic treatment methods of these conditions. I have extensive experience conducting independent medical evaluations of injured workers in California. I am available to conduct file reviews and have experience in utilization review in the Worker's Compensation and commercial insurance environments. I have also served as an expert reviewer for the Medical Board of California on questions related to standards of care, and as a practice monitor for physicians on probationary status. I am currently licensed in California and Texas.

Elliott M. Stein, MD

Mill Valley, California
Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry - Contested wills and trusts, Testamentary capacity, Undue Influence, Geriatric Psychiatry, Elders & Elderly, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, nursing homes, assisted living, Medicare, Geriatric decision making capacity competency, Medical Documentation and Coding, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Psychosis
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, University of California San Francisco; Geriatric Psychiatry, San Francisco Veterans Administration Medical Center 2021 - Present. Director of Psychiatry, Jewish Home of San Francisco, 2010 – 2020. Previously in private practice of Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry, 1977 – 2010, in Miami and Miami Beach, Florida. Board Certified, Geriatric Psychiatry and General Psychiatry. Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association. Distinguished Fellow, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry. Recipient of multiple awards and honors, including: 2004 Distinguished Alumnus University of Miami School of Medicine; 2003 Clinician of the Year from the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry; 2001 Weinberg Award for Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry from the American Psychiatric Association. President, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 1985-87. Treasurer (1989 - 1993) and Member of the Board of Directors (1993 - 1997) of the Intern...

Annette Swain Dr. Annette Swain A Psych Corp

Encino, California
Neuropsychology, Psychology - dementia, capacity, traumatic brain injury, ADHD, Alzheimers, depression, anxiety, cognitive, disability, personality, stroke, geriatric
I am board certified in both clinical neuropsychology (ABCN) and in clinical psychology (AACP). I am a qualified medical examiner for the State of California. I have been in practice for over 20 years, specializing in neuropsychological assessment of neurological, psychiatric, and general medical conditions. My subspeciality is geriatric neuropsychological disorders, including dementia disorders, stroke, and Parkinson's disease. My practice is in Los Angeles, with offices in Encino and Burbank.

Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM

Clovis, California
Psychiatry, Mental Health - Suicide, Side Effects, Depression, Bipolar, Anxiety, Pharmacology, Risk Management, Addiction, Telemedicine, Functional Medicine, Alternative Medicine, Child Psychiatry, Psychiatrist, Hospital, Inpatient, Wrongful Death, Standard of Care, Causation, Damages
RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF 2015’S AND 2018'S TOP PSYCHIATRISTS BY THE CONSUMERS’ RESEARCH COUNCIL OF AMERICA, Jonathan Terry, DO, ABIHM  is a board-certified osteopathic physician and surgeon, a general psychiatrist, a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), a Diplomate of the National Board of Physicians and Surgeons (NBPAS), and a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). He is involved in the certification process through the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM).  Dr. Terry is proud to be a National Health Service Corps Ambassador, and works primarily with underserved and migrant worker populations, correctional settings, high-acuity inpatient psychiatric patients, and in program and policy-building initiatives. Dr. Terry’s clinical interests include primary care consultation, nutrition, osteopathy, integrative medicine, strength-based therapies, and prevention. Dr. Terry is an accomplished author, has served as a medic...

Deanna Foster, Ph.D. Psychological Resources & Services, Inc.

Larkspur, Colorado
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - Employment, Organizational Culture, Psychological Evaluation, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation, Wrongful Termination Claims, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD, Depression, Defamation, Emotional Distress, Anxiety, Assault, Trauma, IME, Malingering, Assault, Title VII, Whistleblower
Certified as a Qualified Medical Evaluator to perform psychological med-legal evaluations/ IME's since 2003. Awarded dual state licensure in California and Colorado with offices throughout both states. Additionally available for assignments in all 50 states. Graduated APA accredited doctoral program at USC with honors. Post-doctoral APA accredited fellowship in clinical evaluation and treatment at Kaiser-Permanente. Awarded professional membership in the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychologists. Advanced trauma training with Certified Clinical Trauma Professional designation. Expert educator on organizational dynamics and stress, presented to Fortune 500 companies across the United States, Asia and Europe. Retained by employers to investigate management problems, develop interventions and mediate solutions. Extensive public speaking and teaching experience. Advanced expert witness training with the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, California Society of Ind...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Westport, Connecticut
Psychiatry - Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Complicated medical illness, Substance abuse/addiction, ADHD, ADD, attention issues, Eating disorders, bipolar disorder, psychopharmacology, trauma, abuse, medication management, psychosis, dementias, women’s mental health, pregnancy/post partum
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine Internship and Residency: Yale University Fellowship: Harvard University Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Florida
Psychiatry - Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Complicated medical illness, Substance abuse/addiction, ADHD, ADD, attention issues, Eating disorders, bipolar disorder, psychopharmacology, trauma, abuse, medication management, psychosis, dementias, women’s mental health, pregnancy/post partum
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine Internship and Residency: Yale University Fellowship: Harvard University Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

Roger Z Samuel, MD Boca Raton Psychiatric Group

Boca Raton, Florida
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - PTSD, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Wills/Competency, Custody, Disability, Emotional Injuries, ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Suicide, Violence, Addictions, Dementia, Return-to-Work, IME, Medical Malpractice, Worker's Compensation
Dr. Samuel, Medical Director of the Boca Raton Psychiatric Group, is board-certified in 4 psychiatric specialties: General, Forensic, Child/Adolescent, and Geriatric. His forensic psychiatric practice encompasses evaluations; expert testimony for both Plaintiff and Defense; and Independent Medical Examinations. He has testified, at both the State and Federal levels, regarding matters of Addiction, PTSD, Depression, Child Custody, legal competency, Disability, and psychiatric injuries. His written reports, based on the application of current medical knowledge to the known facts of each particular case, are exhaustive and precise with meticulous attention to detail. Dr. Samuel has had articles published on topics concerning Forensic Psychiatry, Child Psychiatry and Psychopharmacology, in peer-reviewed medical journals. Furthermore, he is an Affiliate Assistant Professor in the medical school at Florida Atlantic University and has participated in over 90 clinical research studies in ...

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Massachusetts
Psychiatry - Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Complicated medical illness, Substance abuse/addiction, ADHD, ADD, attention issues, Eating disorders, bipolar disorder, psychopharmacology, trauma, abuse, medication management, psychosis, dementias, women’s mental health, pregnancy/post partum
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine Internship and Residency: Yale University Fellowship: Harvard University Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

Juan F. Lopez, MD University of Michigan

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Psychiatry, Mental Health - Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Suicide, Anxiety, PTSD, Psychosis, Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry, Postpartum Depression, Psychiatric Disorders during Pregnancy, Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Research
Dr. Lopez is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan. He is Co-director of the Perinatal Psychiatric Clinic. Dr. Lopez has been in clinical and academic practice for over 30 years. He is an experienced clinician, teacher, speaker and researcher. He communicates clearly and effectively, and has served as a consultant to other physicians, lawyers, and mental health professionals. Dr. Lopez expertise is Mood Disorders, and Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry, including the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum psychosis, depression in pregnancy, anxiety, PTSD, and suicide. Dr Lopez is also an expert in psychopharmacology and in treatment-resistant depression. He has served in several national advisory boards and has published and lectured extensively in the areas of mood disorders, stress, suicide, perinatal psychiatry and psychopharmacolog...

James F. Zender, PhD James F. Zender, PhD, PC

Mount Clemens, Michigan
Psychology, Forensic Psychology - PTSD, TBI, Auto Accident Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Psychotherapy, Pain Psychology, Family, Injury, Veterans, Addiction, Autonomous Vehicles
Founding director of the Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Psychological Trauma at Detroit Receiving Hospital and University Health Center, where he also served as Instructor in Psychiatry. Contributing Editor, The Forensic Examiner, Journal of the American College of Forensic Examiners. Named America’s Best Doctors, Who’s Who Top Doctors Honors Edition (2017). Active blogger for Psychology Today. Member, International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, The American Psychological Association, Michigan Psychological Association, Brain Injury Association of Michigan, and the National Safety Council. Featured in The Detroit Free Press, Detroit Metro Times, Boston Globe and Crain’s Detroit Business. Provides forensic psychological services for plaintiff and defense. Administers Independent Psychological Evaluations. Works in the area of accident prevention and promoting transition to autonomous vehicles.

Juan F. Lopez, MD University of Michigan

Ohio
Psychiatry, Mental Health - Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Suicide, Anxiety, PTSD, Psychosis, Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry, Postpartum Depression, Psychiatric Disorders during Pregnancy, Psychopharmacology, Psychiatric Research
Dr. Lopez is a Board-Certified Adult Psychiatrist, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and Associate Research Scientist at the University of Michigan. He is Co-director of the Perinatal Psychiatric Clinic. Dr. Lopez has been in clinical and academic practice for over 30 years. He is an experienced clinician, teacher, speaker and researcher. He communicates clearly and effectively, and has served as a consultant to other physicians, lawyers, and mental health professionals. Dr. Lopez expertise is Mood Disorders, and Perinatal and Reproductive Psychiatry, including the diagnosis and treatment of postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety, postpartum psychosis, depression in pregnancy, anxiety, PTSD, and suicide. Dr Lopez is also an expert in psychopharmacology and in treatment-resistant depression. He has served in several national advisory boards and has published and lectured extensively in the areas of mood disorders, stress, suicide, perinatal psychiatry and psychopharmacolog...

Robert M. Davis, MD

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry - Schizophrenia, Psychosis, Bipolar, Addiction, Major Depression, Anxiety, IDD, Standard of Care, Injectable Medication (LAI), Policies and Procedures, Assertive Community Treatment, Suicide, Psychopharmacology, Competency Evaluations, NGRI, Medical Malpractice, Capacity for Trial, Habeas Corpus
Robert Davis, MD is a Board Certified Psychiatrist who has been in practice for over 20 years. He graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with Honors and High Distinction and received his medical degree from the Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine. He completed his psychiatric residency program from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia where he also served as Chief Resident. He has extensive clinical and administrative experience in providing patient care. He is currently the Medical Director for Wesley Family Services in Pittsburgh and has an active clinical practice. He also has extensive experience in forensic psychiatry and as an expert witness. He can be reached by phone (412) 295-6950 or email - [email protected]

Richard M Sobel, MD Jefferson Medical School

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Psychiatry, Pain Management - Medicine - Psychopharmacology, Worker's Compensation, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep, Depression, Anxiety, Compex Regional Pain Syndrome, Neuropathic Pain, Trauma, Opioids, Addiction, Medication
Specialty focus: Pain Medicine (for which I have sub-specialty board certification) psychotherapy, and Psychopharmacology. Academics: Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical School. Recipient of two resident teaching awards. Leadership: President of Greater Philadelphia Pain Society (local chapter of the American Pain Society) 2013-2015 Special skills: (1) Communication: I have lectured extensively on the management of depression and chronic pain to both large and small audiences. (2) Organization: I manage a large solo practice using a computer-based practice management system which I wrote and have updated for over 20 years.

Gabriella Inczedy Farkas, MD PhD Pearl Behavioral Health

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Psychiatry - PTSD, Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Perinatal Psychiatry, Personality Disorders
MD/PhD in Neuroscience with special focus on diagnostic accuracy, Measurement Based Psychiatry, Evidence Based Medicine. Vast experience in general adult psychiatry including inpatient/outpatient/emergency/consultation-liaison psychiatry; PTSD, Schizophrenia, Major Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Perinatal Psychiatry, Personality Disorders. Psychiatry Residency Training at Hoftsra/Northwell/Zucker Hillside Hospital Consultant for FasPsych/Metlife - reviewed 200+ files for disability

Jessica Chaudhary, MD

Texas
Psychiatry - Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Relationship Problems, Complicated medical illness, Substance abuse/addiction, ADHD, ADD, attention issues, Eating disorders, bipolar disorder, psychopharmacology, trauma, abuse, medication management, psychosis, dementias, women’s mental health, pregnancy/post partum
MD: University of Washington School of Medicine Internship and Residency: Yale University Fellowship: Harvard University Licenses; TX, CT, FL and CT

Dr. Richard J Stride, MBA, Psy.D., LPC, LMHC

Olympia, Washington
Mental Health, Behavioral and Social Sciences - Developmental Disabilities, Accidental Death, Child Custody, Competency, Jury Selection, Child Abuse, Ethics, Licensure & Practice, Professional Conduct, Memory, Diminished Capacity, Stand of Care, Abuse, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide, Diagnosis, Law Enforcement, Fitness for duty, PTSD, IME
I have been providing forensic mental health services to attorneys and courts since 1996. I have been an expert witness and/or consulted in over 100 cases. I provide precise, factual, influential, and professionally articulated services. I have experience in working with jury's and in countering other expert witnesses testimonies. I have been an expert and or consulted on cases related to child custody, competency, criminal behavior, developmental disability and work place harassment. I can, and have, created custom reports, issue specific professional reviews, and case specific consultations. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Colorado, and a Licensed Mental health Counselor in Washington State I have been a Therapist, Clinical Operations Director, and Chief Executive Officer in Community Behavioral Health Agencies for over 25 years. I am a Specialist for Medicaid consultation with Children, Geriatric, and Developmental Disabilities in Washington State. I hold the Di...