Angela Coreil, PhD, LP

Angela Coreil, PhD, LP is a leading expert in the treatment of anxiety disorders, with over a decade of experience helping individuals overcome their anxiety and live more fulfilling lives. She has dedicated her career to researching and implementing evidence-based treatments for anxiety, and has made significant contributions to the field. She is the Director of Research and Clinical Training at Better Living Center for Behavioral Health.

As a licensed psychologist, Angela provides a warm and supportive environment for her clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. She takes a personalized approach to treatment, tailoring her interventions to each individual’s specific needs and goals. Angela is skilled in a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), exposure therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and she utilizes these approaches to help her clients manage their anxiety symptoms and improve their quality of life.

In addition to her clinical work, Angela is also committed to advancing the field of anxiety research. She has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as the efficacy of cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety, the role of mindfulness in anxiety treatment, and the impact of anxiety on daily functioning. Angela also regularly presents her research at national and international conferences, where she shares her expertise with other professionals in the field.

Angela’s contributions to the field of anxiety treatment have been widely recognized. She  is a member of several professional organizations, including the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and the International OCD Foundation.

If you’re struggling with anxiety and looking for an expert therapist who can help you overcome your symptoms, Angela Coreil is here to help.


Selected Speaking Engagements (see curriculum vita for full listing):

Coreil, A. J., Rothfelder, K., & Coyne, L. (2022; July) Functional Analysis in Process: Using process- based principles to support effective OCD treatment. Panel presented at the annual International OCD Foundation Conference, Denver, CO.

Sandoz, E., Coreil (Cathey), A., Canon, L. (2022, June) Panel chaired by May, M. Clinical Behavior Analysis: Conceptualizing and intervening upon ‘psychopathology’ from a behavior analytic perspective. Panel presented at the annual conference for the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Boston, MA.

Sisti, M., Hayes, S., Tsai, M., LeJeune, J., & Cathey, A. (2020, July). Where is the Interpersonal in ACT? Panel discussant at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, New Orleans, LA (Online).

Thompson, B., O’Connor, K., Radomsky, A., Cathey, A. J., & Schoendorff, B. (2018, July). What’s ahead in obsessive-compulsive disorders: Theoretical and clinical developments. Panel discussant at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science International, Quebec, CA.

Schoendorff, B., Reyes, M. A., Cathey, A. J., & Gillanders, D. (2017, June). Refining treatment, methodology, and therapeutic training: What RFT level analysis of ACT, FAP, and DBT suggest. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science World Conference, Seville, Spain.

Cathey, A. J., Holman, G., Villatte, M., Zettle, R., Canare, D., & Swails, J. (2016, June). Adapting research to the clinical environment: Computer-aided Verbal BehaviorAnalysis (CAVBA). Presented at the Research-based Practice SIG meeting at the annual conference of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science. Seattle, WA.       

 Cathey, A. J., Vilardaga, R., & Zettle, R. D. (2016, June). Using ecological momentary assessment to examine impact of self-regulation choice on affect. In J. Rizo (Chair) Ecological momentary assessments (EMA) to measure ACT processes and behavioral health across populations. A symposium to be presented at the annual conference of the Association of Contextual Behavioral Science. Seattle, WA.   

 Cathey, A. J., Parra Brownrigg, J., Coenen, E., Young, G., & Wetterneck, C.T. (2015, April). Third wave enhanced treatment of severe/complex PTSD. Session presented at the Association for Contextual Behavioral Sciences conference, Chicago, IL.

Cathey, A. J. (2013, October). Recognizing and treating anxiety disorders in older adults. Talk presented at the monthly Aging Coalition meeting, Shawnee, KS.

Zettle, R. D. & Cathey, A. J. (2013, March). Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Workshop presented at Wellington Mental Health Center, Wellington, KS.

Cathey, A.  J. (2012, December). Misconceptions about exposure therapy for anxiety disorders. Talk presented at the monthly meeting of the Wichita Area Psychologists’ Association, Wichita, KS.

Swanson, L. (2012, October 10). Klose up: OCD Awareness Week [Television broadcast]. Wichita, KS: Sunflower Broadcasting, Inc. Invited news presentation.

Wetterneck, C. T., Smith, A. H., Hart, J. M, & Cathey, A. J. (2011, November). The role of obsessional beliefs and appraisal of emotion in sexually intrusive thoughts. In J. Huppert (Chair) Understanding and treating religious and sexual obsessions. A symposium to be presented at the annual Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies conference. Toronto, Canada.

Selected Publications (see curriculum vitae for complete listing):

Louisiana Contextual Science Research Group (2022). Beyond Checking: A behavior-analytic conceptualization of privilege as a manipulatable aspect context. Behavior and Social Issues. 

Berkout, O., Cathey, A. J., Berkout, D. V. (2020) Inflexitext: A program assessing psychological flexibility in unstructured data. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 18, 92-98.

Cathey, A. J. (2020). An initial validation of behavioral models of dissociation. Dissertation Repository.

Berkout, O., Cathey, A. J., Kellum, K. (2019). Scaling-up assessment from a Contextual Behavioral Science perspective: Potential uses of technology for analysis of unstructured data. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 12, 216-224.

Cathey, A. J. & Zettle, R. D. (2016). The development of novel interoceptive exposure methods for inducing derealization and depersonalization symptoms. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 30 (4), 223-234.

Cathey, A. J., Norwood, W. D., Short, M. B. (2014). Social pain and social anxiety: Examining the experiences of ethnic, sexual, and dual minority groups. Journal of Gay & Lesbian Health, 18, 247-265.

Cathey, A. J. & Wetterneck, C. T. (2013). Stigma and disclosure of intrusive thoughts about sexual themes. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 2, 439-443.

Wetterneck, C. T., Burgess, A. J., Short, M. B., Smith, A. H., & Cervantes, M. E. (2012). The role of sexual compulsivity, impulsivity, and experiential avoidance in Internet pornography use. The Psychological Record, 62, 3-18.

Wetterneck, C. T., Smith, A. H., Hart, J. M., Burgess, A. J. (2011). Distress from sexual thoughts: Do religiousity, emotions, and thought appraisal matter? Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 25, 189-202.

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