Joseph Bardeen PhD

Anxiety & OCD Treatment Services, PLLC

6750 Westown Parkway
Suite 200-154
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
ADA Accessible
Phone: 515-216-0679
Narrative of Services:

I am a licensed clinical psychologist that specializes in evidence-based treatments – which are those that are supported by research – for individuals with OCD, anxiety, and trauma-related concerns. I approach client problems from a cognitive-behavioral perspective, with special expertise in the use of exposure-based treatments. Because it is difficult to find well-trained mental health professionals who specialize in the most up-to-date treatments for those suffering from anxiety and related disorders, it is my goal to provide clients with evidence-based treatments in a manner that increases access to those who might not otherwise have it via online therapy, or videoconferencing.

Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders:

My specialties include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), panic attacks/panic disorder, agoraphobia, health/illness anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety and worry, phobias, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Training Description:

I earned my PhD in clinical psychology from Northern Illinois University and completed an APA-accredited clinical psychology internship at the Mississippi Consortium Psychology Residency. I 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, I was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Auburn University where I trained graduate clinicians in advanced exposure techniques, motivational interviewing, and mindfulness and acceptance-based techniques. I am a member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF), as well as several other professional organizations.

Diversity Statement:

The importance of considering cultural background and learning history when trying to understand, empathize with, and communicate with others has been highlighted for me through a wide variety of experiences over the course of my career. Some of my relevant formal training experiences include education/training in cultural humility and anti-racism, safe zone training, participation in Scholars Committed to Opportunities in Psychological Education (SCOPE) program, and training in affirmative psychological testing and assessment with LGBTQ+ adults.