About Us

Founded in May of 2017, The Anxiety & OCD Treatment Center of Central Pennsylvania was originally located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Our practice is now fully virtual. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of anxiety and OCD treatment throughout the central Pennsylvania region and beyond. We provide evidence-based treatment using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We are here to support you through life’s challenges. We offer virtual sessions, in-home/in-vivo sessions to target your OCD, groups, and intensive treatment sessions. Emily and Shannon work together to create an open and welcoming environment. We believe all individuals, from all backgrounds should have access to an inclusive, safe, and supportive therapeutic space. We help clients explore and grow.

Shannon Weise, MSW, LCSW

Shannon Weise is a licensed clinical social worker in Pennsylvania and South Carolina. She has many years of specialized experience treating adults and adolescents with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive related disorders, this includes panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, OCD, generalized anxiety disorder, phobias: such as emetophobia (fear of vomiting), PTSD, and body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). Shannon has experience working in outpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and inpatient treatment settings.

Shannon received her Master’s in Social Work from Temple University. She studied clinical social work and created an individualized program of study looking at body image of women in India. During her practicum she completed a two-year internship at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center’s Eating Disorder Program. Shannon’s additional training experience includes the study of Cognitive Therapy at The Beck Institute in Philadelphia training under Drs. Aaron and Judith Beck. She studied exposure and response prevention (ERP) treatment for OCD at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA). At the 2016 International OCD Conference in Chicago, Shannon was one of the professionals whom worked/studied alongside of OCD and anxiety expert Reid Wilson using his techniques from Stopping The Noise in Your Head. Shannon is trained in Prolonged Exposure and SPACE Treatment. Shannon is a professional member of the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) and the Anxiety, Depression Association of America (ADAA), and Vice President of OCD Pennsylvania.

Shannon approaches treatment using collaborative goal setting with clients to determine areas for intervention and the use of evidence-based treatment methods tailored to the individual. She provides outpatient intensive OCD treatment, in-home services and virtual sessions. Shannon is honored to work with you through your journey.

In Shannon’s free time, she enjoys many interests. She feels being creative is essential to her happiness and well-being. Shannon does this through many mediums such as decorating, re- finishing furniture, pottery, painting and photography. Shannon is Reiki I certified. She also loves being a dog mom to her sweet Jack Russell Terrier.

Emily McCollister, MSW, LSW

Emily McCollister is a licensed social worker. Emily is a graduate of Shippensburg University, she has both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in social work from “Ship”. She has over eight years of experience working in the field as a social worker. Emily has transitioned from Children & Youth to outpatient care. Emily has worked at Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Program assisting young adults with Schizophrenia; to help them meet their goals and return to school/work. She is most passionate about working with folks who are experiencing anxiety, phobias, OCD, social anxiety, depression, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), eating issues/body image, relationship issues, social skills, autism, and ADHD. Emily is currently working on her clinical license and being supervised by Shannon Weise, MSW, LCSW.

Emily believes we are on this journey of life, together and through intentional therapeutic collaboration coupled with evidence-based practices, healing is possible. Emily’s practice infuses kindness and compassion by using an empathetic and trauma-informed approach. She recognizes the value of active listening and providing a non-judgmental attitude. She would be honored to support you on your path towards living as your most authentic self.

Aside from being a therapist, Emily has many other passions. She loves meditation, gratitude practice, holistic health, and is Reiki 1 Certified. Emily enjoys the outdoors and hopes to visit all of our national parks.

Emily McCollister, MSW, LSW

Emily McCollister is a licensed social worker. Emily is a graduate of Shippensburg University, she has both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in social work from “Ship”. She has over eight years of experience working in the field as a social worker. Emily has transitioned from Children & Youth to outpatient care. Emily has worked at Johns Hopkins Community Psychiatry Program assisting young adults with Schizophrenia; to help them meet their goals and return to school/work. She is most passionate about working with folks who are experiencing anxiety, phobias, OCD, social anxiety, depression, body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs), eating issues/body image, and ADHD. Emily is currently working on her clinical license and being supervised by Shannon Weise, MSW, LCSW.

Emily believes we are on this journey of life, together and through intentional therapeutic collaboration coupled with evidence-based practices, healing is possible. Emily’s practice infuses kindness and compassion by using an empathetic and trauma-informed approach. She recognizes the value of active listening and providing a non-judgmental attitude. She would be honored to support you on your path towards living as your most authentic self.

Aside from being a therapist, Emily has many other passions. She loves meditation, gratitude practice, holistic health, and is Reiki 1 Certified. Emily enjoys the outdoors and hopes to visit all of our national parks.