Dr. Malcoun is a clinical psychologist and nationally recognized expert in empirically-based treatments of the anxiety disorders. She has lectured and published on best practice treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and its prevention, and on multicultural adaptations of research-based psychotherapies. Her work has appeared on media outlets. Dr. Malcoun is certified in Exposure and Ritual Prevention (ERP) for the treatment of OCD and was certified as a Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE) supervisor and therapist by its developer, Dr. Edna Foa.
Dr. Malcoun completed her Ph.D.in Clinicial Developmental Psychology from Bryn Mawr College (2008) and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Emory University Trauma and Anxiety Recovery Program (2008-2010), where she focused PTSD prevention and early intervention. Dr. Malcoun joined The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA) in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as a staff psychologist in 2010.
Dr. Malcoun currently is dedicated to delivering evidence-based treatment of anxiety and related disorders to adolescents and adults in her private practice in Philadelphia. In 2015, she launched an initiative with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to train community mental health clinicians in Prolonged Exposure therapy for PTSD. She served as the regional area clinician to the Philadelphia division of the Drug Enforcement Agency from 2015-2018.
Dr. Malcoun received a bachelor degree in theology from the University of Notre Dame (1995) and a Master of Divinity from Harvard University (1999). She is a CPE certified inter-faith chaplain with training in hospital-based pastoral care to trauma survivors, psychiatry inpatients and their families. Dr. Malcoun’s background in theological studies and expertise in empirically-based psychotherapies jointly inform her work in specialized areas including scrupulosity (religious) OCD and post-trauma growth.