Shy Bladder Center (SBC) Therapists & Coaches

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

Steven Soifer, Ph.D., LCSW-C

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

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

The Shy Bladder Center
Oxford, MS

Scott Beardsley, M.A.

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

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

Carl Robbins, LCPC

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

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

Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center

421 Bennett Orchard Trail
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Ruth A. Lippin, LCSW, JD

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

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

Dan Rocker, LCSW, MA

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

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

David J. Kosins, Ph.D.

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

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

Roger Merritt, MACC, LPC, NCC

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor

Winston-Salem, NC

Paul Cosulich

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

MA Psych, Registered Clinical Counselor

3914 West 37th Avenue
Vancouver, BC Canada V6N2W5

John R. Montopoli, LMFT, LPCC

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

Licensed Professional Counselor

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

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

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

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

Ken Land, MSW

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

Founder and Clinical Director
The Counseling Center of Ann Arbor

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

Larry Cohen, LICSW

Shy Bladder Center Therapist

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

Andrea Weyant

Shy Bladder Center Coach

Certified Health Coach, specializing in Paruresis

Moderator of Women’s Forum on IPA Talk



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