Shy Bladder Center (SBC) Therapists

The following SBC therapists are well trained in the treatment for paruresis (Shy Bladder Syndrome).  Please feel free to contact one near you for treatment.

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Steven Soifer, Ph.D., LCSW-C

Co-founder and CEO, International Paruresis Association
Director, Shy Bladder Center
Co-Author of “Shy Bladder Syndrome: Your Step By Step Guide to Overcoming Paruresis”

The Shy Bladder Center
Memphis, TN

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Scott Beardsley, M.A.

M.A. in Counseling Psychology, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California, License 48363
Certified and Trained in EMDR

Laguna Beach, CA and Honolulu, HI

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Carl Robbins, LCPC

Co-founder, International Paruresis Association
Director of Training, The Anxiety & Stress Disorders Inst. of MD
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Clinical Instructor, University of MD School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry

The Anxiety and Stress Disorders
Institute of MD
6525 N. Charles Street, Suite 224
Baltimore, MD 21204

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Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center

421 Bennett Orchard Trail
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

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Ruth A. Lippin, LCSW, JD

285 West End Avenue
Suite 3Y-1
New York, NY 10023

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Dan Rocker, LCSW, MA

Vice President, Board of Directors – International Paruresis Association
Board of Directors – Ackerman Institute For The Family

160 West End Avenue, Suite 1N
New York, New York 10023

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David J. Kosins, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist,
Clinical Instructor,
Dept. of Psychology;
Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
University of Washington,
Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy

318 W. Galer St., Suite 201
Seattle, WA 98119

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Roger Merritt, MACC, LPC, NCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Winston-Salem, NC

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Paul Cosulich

MA Psych, Registered Clinical Counselor

3914 West 37th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada V6N2W5

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John R. Montopoli, LMFT, LPCC

Licensed Professional Counselor

1801 Bush Street, Suite #206
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Lawrence D. Needleman, Ph.D., ABPP (Diplomate)

Academy of Cognitive Therapy (Founding Fellow)
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director, CBT Training

OSU Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic
1670 Upham Dr., 5th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210

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Ken Land, MSW

Founder and Clinical Director
The Counseling Center of Ann Arbor

342 South Ashley Street
Ann Arbor, MI 41804734-320-5805

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Larry Cohen, LICSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
(DC, MD and VA)
Director, Social Anxiety Help Clinic in Washington, DC
Co-founder and Chair, National Social Anxiety Center
(Clinics around the U.S.)

4808 43rd Place NW
Washington, DC 20016

Anni Kelley-Day, LPCC

407 Sherman Ave. Ste. C
Palo Alto, CA 94306

Main. 650.461.9026
Direct. 650.461.9095
Fax. 650.327.9151


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P.O. Box 21237
Catonsville, MD 21228

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Shy Bladder, Bashful Bladder, Pee Shy


Tuesday - Friday
1:00pm - 5:00pm (EST)

800-247-3864 Toll free US/Canada
443-315-5250 Office
443-315-5251 Fax


This website is NOT a substitute for medical or legal advice and does not constitute the practice of law, medicine, psychiatry, clinical psychology, clinical social work, or any other mental health profession. If you are having trouble urinating, you should always contact a physician since difficulty with voiding can be a symptom of a serious medical condition. We are a group of professional people and people who have suffered with paruresis. We have assembled a board and a board of advisors to help people cope with urinary dysfunction that has a psychological or social origin. On this website, we are NOT practicing medicine, psychiatry, clinical psychology, clinical social work or any other mental health profession. You should have your doctor evaluate your condition before diagnosing yourself, and seek the appropriate necessary mental health counseling if warranted. IPA, Inc. disclaims any and all legal liability whatsoever.

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