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Joseph Bardeen, PhD

Dr. Joseph Bardeen is a licensed clinical psychologist that specializes in working with clients who are dealing with anxiety, OCD, and trauma-related concerns. Dr. Bardeen approaches client problems from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, with special expertise in the use of exposure-based treatments, while also leaving room for the flexibility to integrate treatment techniques from other modalities when necessary. He specializes in treating clients with panic attacks/panic disorder, agoraphobia, health/illness anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and worry, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Bardeen also frequently works with Veterans who have anxiety and trauma-related concerns. He is licensed in both Iowa and Alabama.


Dr. Bardeen earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University and completed an American Psychological Association-accredited clinical psychology internship at the Mississippi Consortium Psychology Residency. While on internship, he completed rotations in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson Mississippi. Most recently, Dr. Bardeen was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Auburn University where he trained graduate-level clinicians in empirically supported assessment methods and in a variety of treatment techniques, including advanced exposure techniques, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness and acceptance-based techniques. Dr. Bardeen was also the director of the Trauma and Anxiety Research Laboratory at Auburn University, where graduate students in clinical psychology conducted cutting-edge research to better understand how anxiety- and fear-related disorders develop and how they can be treated. Dr. Bardeen has 85+ scientific publications to his credit and his research has received funding by the National Institute of Mental Health.

Joseph Bardeen, PhD

Iowa and Alabama clients

Education and Experience


Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services


Associate Professor (with tenure), Department of Psychology, Auburn University


Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Auburn University


Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, University of Mississippi Medical Center


Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Clinical Psychology, Northern Illinois University


Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, University of Mississippi Medical Center & G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center


Master of Arts (M.A.), Psychology, State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology, State University of New York (SUNY) at Geneseo

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