Muniya Khanna, Ph.D.

Dr. Khanna is a clinical psychologist specializing in CBT for anxiety disorders and OCD. She is founder and director of the OCD & Anxiety Institute in Pennsylvania, and Research Scientist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Prior to this, Dr. Khanna held a faculty position at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry at the Child and Adolescent OCD, Tic, Trich, and Anxiety Group (“COTTAGe”). She is currently conducting 2 large-scale clinical trials, funded by NIH and NICHD, focused on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based treatments for anxiety in youth. In addition to her research, she is a mentor and CBT instructor to residents, fellows, and a wide range of mental health professionals. She has over 20 years of clinical and research experience in the treatment of anxiety and OC-Spectrum disorders.

Dr. Khanna is a pioneer in web-based mental health research for anxiety disorders. In partnership with her mentor, Dr. Philip Kendall, she developed and tested Camp Cope-A-Lot, one of the first empirically-supported computer-assisted treatment programs for anxious youth, and CBT4CBT: Computer-based training in CBT for anxious youth, a computer-based training program for clinicians interested in becoming proficient in CBT for child anxiety.


She is author of numerous research articles, chapters, treatment manuals, and computer programs for the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders. She is co-author with Dr. Phil Kendall, of The CAT Project treatment manual for CBT for anxiety in adolescents. These and other titles can be found at

Dr. Khanna is co-author of the Child Anxiety Tales program and also is the editor of the website. She will be regularly updating the content of the website and making sure that it is optimally helpful and accurate for parents, kids, and professionals. She can be contacted with comments regarding the content of the website at

Among her professional activities, Dr. Khanna serves as is Media Review editor for Cognitive & Behavioral Practice and serves on national and international scientific boards and as a peer reviewer for several major research journals (e.g., theJournal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry and the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology). She serves on the Association of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (ABCT) CE committee, and has previously served on the board of the American Psychological Association (APA) Continuing Education Committee, and Division 53 Society for Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology of the APA, and Past President of the Child Anxiety Special Interest Group of ABCT.

Clinic Information

The OCD & Anxiety Institute
Children’s and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety
Dr. Muniya Khanna
3138 Butler Pike, Suite 200
Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

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