Dr. Ledley received her Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Toronto in 1999 and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University. She then spent several years on faculty at the University of Pennsylvania at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. Since 2006, Dr. Ledley has been in private practice in the suburbs of Philadelphia where she primarily works with children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety disorders.
Dr. Ledley’s research has focused on the nature and treatment of anxiety. She has published over 50 scientific papers and book chapters, as well as four academic books. Her book “Making Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work,” now in its Second Edition, is a best-seller in the field of clinical psychology. It has been translated into several languages and is used as a textbook in many clinical psychology training programs in the United States and Canada. She is currently at work on a fully revised Third Edition.
Dr. Ledley is also the author of “Becoming a Calm Mom: How to Manage Stress and Enjoy the First Year of Motherhood” published by the American Psychological Association Press. Dr. Ledley has been quoted in Parents Magazine, Fit Pregnancy Magazine, Family Fun Magazine and Countdown Magazine, as well as on several websites including Forbes.com, cnn.com and iparenting.com.