Dr. Pike is a licensed psychologist and expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders with extensive training from Southern Methodist University, Northwestern University, University of Kentucky, Duke University, and Dartmouth Medical School’s Department of Behavioral Medicine. She also specializes in the treatment of hoarding disorder, depression, hypochondriasis, trichotillomania, skin-picking, and of trauma survivors of all types suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Dr. Pike took part in the first randomized controlled trial of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for childhood sexual abuse survivors, an evidence-based treatment for PTSD that has proven highly effective. She later worked with the National Center for PTSD, and participated in several randomized controlled trials of CPT for combat veterans. These studies later led to the nationwide initiative to train Veteran’s Administrations clinicians in CPT, allowing our vets to receive efficacious, quality care for PTSD.
Dr. Pike’s research interests include impact and treatment of childhood sexual abuse, the use of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) across disorders, and the implementation of efficacy-based CBT treatments in clinical settings. She has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Traumatic Stress, Behavior Therapy, and Child Abuse & Neglect. She worked at the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center for ten years prior to launching her solo practice. Dr. Pike makes frequent guest visits on Sirius Radio’s Doctor Radio as an expert source, and in other media (CNN, US News & World Health Report, CBS News, ABC News, Inside Edition, Esquire magazine) as well as in other Associated Press articles. Dr. Pike has appeared on 18 episodes of TLC’s Hoarding: Buried Alive.