About

Liviu Bunaciu, Ph.D.

IA License #107926; WA License #60580546

OR License #3267

Dr. Liviu Bunaciu is a licensed psychologist who specializes in evidence-based treatments for adults with anxiety-related disorders. Dr. Bunaciu has extensive training and experience providing outpatient, intensive outpatient, and residential treatment for individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety-related conditions. Prior to joining the Anxiety and OCD Treatment Services, he provided individual and group-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP) therapy in a wide range of settings, including multiple specialty anxiety clinics, a VA Medical Center, a private psychiatric hospital, a college mental health center, and a community-based integrated primary care clinic. 

Dr. Bunaciu is a graduate of the International OCD Foundation’s Behavior Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and specializes in providing exposure-based interventions for those suffering from anxiety disorders including panic disorder, agoraphobia, OCD, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), generalized anxiety disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and health anxiety. In addition to his primary focus on anxiety disorders, Dr. Bunaciu has interests in and experience with treatments for depression, sleep disorders, tic disorders, and body-focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., hair pulling, skin picking). In accordance with evidence-based practice guidelines, Dr. Bunaciu strives to build a collaborative working relationship with clients that is based on the best available research and his clinical expertise, while closely considering each client’s unique characteristics and preferences. Dr. Bunaciu especially enjoys working side-by-side with his clients during exposure practices to help them overcome their fears and live more fulfilling, value-driven lives.

Dr. Bunaciu is licensed in the states of Iowa, Washington, and Oregon. He received his B.A. in psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University and earned his PhD in Clinical Psychology at the University of Arkansas. Upon completing his graduate studies, Dr. Bunaciu received additional specialized training by completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the Houston OCD Program, and subsequently worked for 2 specialty anxiety centers in Seattle, WA and Eugene, OR for nearly 6 years.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Bunaciu is a professional member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT).

Education and Experience

2021-current

Licensed Psychologist, Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services

2020-2021

Licensed Psychologist & Director of Training, Eugene Center for Anxiety and Stress

2015-2020

Licensed Psychologist, Evidence-Based Treatment Centers of Seattle

2017-2018

Director of Measures, Owl Insights

2014-2015

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Houston OCD Program

2014

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

2013-2014

Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship, Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University

2009

Master of Arts (M.A.), Clinical Psychology, University of Arkansas

2006

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee