Libby Tannenbaum, Ph.D.
Libby Tannenbaum, Ph.D. completed her undergraduate training at The University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and received her doctoral training in Atlanta, Georgia, at Georgia State University. She completed her internship training year at The Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans, LA and her post-doctoral fellowship at Emory University in conjunction with Virtually Better. She has been a clinical psychologist at Virtually Better since 2002. Her clinical work specializes in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. She most often works with with people struggling with various phobias (such as flying, driving, animals, heights, etc.), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Depression and Bipolar Disorder. She has extensive experience using virtual reality (VR) therapy to address the fear of public speaking (and social anxiety), fear of flying, and fear of heights. Other important issues she addresses in therapy include relationship difficulties, work stress/job dissatisfaction, anger management, and general life and well-being improvement, such as helping people to improve their sleep, diet, exercise, and other health behaviors. Dr. Tannenbaum takes a strength-based perspective with her clients, meaning she believes that many people come to therapy with a number of strengths as is and her aim is to help people maximize their strengths in order to achieve happiness, success as they define it, and a sense of well being. As a researcher, Dr. Tannenbaum has been actively involved with numerous federally-funded clinical trials investigating cognitive-behavioral therapy and virtual reality technology. In addition to her role as a therapist and researcher, she is passionate about being an educator and remains active as a teacher and supervisor to undergraduate and graduate level students.