Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D., HSPP

Catherine M. Pittman, Ph.D., HSPP, is a licensed clinical psychologist, and psychology professor at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. A practicing clinical psychologist treating anxiety for over 30 years, she also is experienced in neuropsychological rehabilitation with individuals who have experienced brain injuries or strokes. In 2019, she was honored by the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana with a Service Award for her work in treating brain injury.

Dr. Pittman practices neurologically informed CBT and has conducted research in both fear conditioning and neuropsychology, preparing her well to explain the neurology of fear and anxiety. With Elizabeth Karle, Dr. Pittman authored Rewire Your Anxious Brain, a book recognized for its clear explanation of how to change both the amygdala and cortex in order to make the brain more resistant to anxiety. She also wrote Rewire Your OCD Brain with coauthor neuropsychologist William Youngs. She has been referred to as “the Amygdala Whisperer,” so it is no surprise that her most recent book is a workbook on overcoming anxiety titled Taming Your Amygdala, published by PESI.