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Palm Beach Psychologist Steven J. Seay, Ph.D.

Dr. Steven Seay is a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety disorders, including OCD, panic, worry, and phobias.

Dr. Steven Seay lives in Palm Beach County, Florida and is a licensed psychologist. He is the Director of the Center for Psychological & Behavioral Science in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Dr. Seay conducts evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy, including exposure and response prevention (ERP). He has specialized training and experience working with children and adults with anxiety disorders, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Seay also has clinical interests in treating mood disorders, providing couples therapy, and helping patients with health behavior changes. Among his recent publications, Dr. Seay co-authored a book chapter entitled “Pathogenesis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder” in the Textbook of Anxiety Disorders. After completing his Ph.D., Dr. Seay was a psychology resident at the Anxiety Disorders Center of Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute where he worked with C. Alec Pollard, a prominent clinician and researcher who is on the advisory boards of the International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation and the Anxiety Disorders Association of America.

Dr. Seay received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychobiology (with a minor in Chemistry) from the University of Miami. He then earned dual doctoral degrees in Clinical Science and Neuroscience at Indiana University and completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Seay has been broadly trained in therapy and assessment, and he has worked in a variety of outpatient mental health clinics as well as in inpatient settings. These include the Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic at Indiana University Hospital, the Indianapolis VA Hospital, and Larue Carter State Hospital. Dr. Seay’s research has emphasized the role of basic decision making processes in OCD symptomatology and also has looked at the ways in which basic learning processes (e.g., discrimination conditioning) might contribute to the development and maintenance of OCD.

Dr. Seay has obtained certification in ERP through the Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) sponsored by the International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (IOCDF). He has also been trained in the treatment of body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs) via the Virtual Professional Training Institute offered by the Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC).