Ron Doctor, Ph.D is an Emeritus University Professor of Psychology, a graduate school instructor, author of nine books and many peer reviewed scientific studies, an active researcher and a practicing clinical psychologist.
He has trained therapists in Somatic Experiencing (SE), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and cognitive-behavioral therapies and has been active in forming professional associations in the areas of anxiety and trauma. He is a founding board member of The Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the EMDR International Association. He is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and a licensed psychologist with a private clinical practice in the West Angeles area. He founded the Freedom to Fly Program for fearful flyers in Los Angeles in the 1980’s and published the pioneer studies of treatment for the fear of flying.
Dr. Ron Doctor has appeared on many local televisions programs (ABC, CBS and two morning shows) to describe his work. He has a general practice but specializes in the treatment of trauma related disorders, adjustment reactions, anxiety disorders and depression.