Biography



Dr. Marty Seif

The Professional Credentials

Dr. Martin SeifDr. Seif, Ph.D., ABPP is a master clinician who has spent the last thirty five years developing innovative and highly successful treatment methods for anxiety disorders including: Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, Specific Phobias, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

A founder and founding board member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Dr. Seif also served on its Clinical Advisory Board.

Dr. Seif is an author and lecturer: he is co-author, with Sally Winston of "What Every Therapist Needs to Know About Anxiety Disorders; Key concepts, insights, interventions." (Rutledge, 2014), and "Unwanted Intrusive Thoughts: It's not what you think." (New Harbingers, in press). He has lectured at the American Psychological Association, The International Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, The Anxiety and Depression Association, and the Fast Forward Division 42 of the APA.

Dr. Marty Seif is also a specialist in the treatment of fear of flying, and has had face-to-face contact with more fearful fliers than any other clinician in the United States. Since 2000, he has run an airport based group program for fearful fliers called Freedom to Fly, helping hundreds of fearful fliers fly comfortably.

For the last 15 years, Dr. Seif has functioned as the Associate Director of the Anxiety and Phobia Treatment Center for White Plains Hospital Center www.phobia-anxiety.org. He is also on the voluntary faculty of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, http://nyp.org/physician/mnseif where he has trained psychiatric residents and psychology fellows.

Dr. Seif maintains a provide practice in offices at both Manhattan, near Columbus Circle, and in Greenwich, CT. Please note that Dr. Seif is a licensed psychologist in both New York and Connecticut, and that he is not a participating provider with any insurance company. Email martin@drmartinseif.com if you would like to make an appointment with him.

The Personal Credentials

Marty Seif has experienced first-hand the crippling effects of anxiety. He understands from the inside-out what those overwhelming sensations and fears feel like and how debilitating they can be. He has experienced the effects of panic disorder, and is a former fearful flier who now flies comfortably. His personal path to recovery led him to contribute to the forms of treatment that has helped thousands of people reclaim their lives.