Catherine Pittman, Ph.D.

Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D., HSPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist, and psychology professor at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN.  As a practicing clinical psychologist for over 25 years, she most frequently provides therapy to those coping with depression and anxiety-based disorders, including OCD and PTSD.  She also is experienced in neuropsychological rehabilitation with individuals who have experienced brain injuries or strokes.  Dr.  Pittman has conducted research in both fear conditioning and neuropsychology, preparing her well to understand both human and animal models elucidating the neurology of fear and anxiety.  Her research has also explored the detrimental effects of benzodiazepines in treatment of anxiety and other disorders.  Along with Elizabeth Karle, Dr. Pittman authored Social Networking and Benzodiazepine Withdrawal: The Reality of Dependence and Necessity of Support.