Welcome to CBT Carolina. My name is Dr. Anna Lock; I am a clinical psychologist and Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. I provide evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to residents of Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill and surrounding areas in NC.

I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. I also provide evidence-based treatment for insomnia and for psychological factors related to physical health conditions (e.g., chronic pain, chronic illness, infertility and cancer survivorship). Using well-researched, highly-effective methods, I can help you meet your therapy goals. While I ground my practice in evidence-based treatments, I am integrative at heart and include other modalities including relational, interpersonal and psychodynamic therapies to create the ideal therapeutic approach for you.

I believe in racial justice and respect for all; as a White woman, I strive to consistently acknowledge and reduce harm. My style is warm, collaborative, empathic and authentic. I am committed to creating an environment that is unconditionally accepting, non-judgmental and maybe even a little bit fun!

Contact me today to find out how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and can help you, NC!


“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”

~ Viktor Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning



Dr. Anna Lock

Clinical Psychologist

Certified CBT Therapist

North Carolina License #5242

Dr. Anna Lock is a licensed clinical psychologist and Certified CBT Therapist serving residents of North Carolina. She received her Master of Education in Human Development and Psychology from Harvard University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Her clinical experience includes university-based positions at University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and outpatient services at Veteran Affairs Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Center. In addition, Dr. Lock served for five years as the Director of Training at Behavioral Associates Los Angeles, a specialty CBT private practice founded and directed by renowned psychologists Dr. Emanuel Maidenberg and Dr. Michelle Craske. Her expertise in CBT for Anxiety Disorders and ERP for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder developed at Behavioral Associates Los Angeles under the tutelage of Dr. Maidenberg.

Dr. Lock’s expertise has been confirmed by the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies who granted her the prestigious title of Diplomate and Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. She is passionate about the decimation of these practices and has served as a Board Member for organizations such as the National Social Anxiety Center in order to support this mission. Consistent with this value, Dr. Lock offers supervision and training to mental health providers in North Carolina and across the country. In addition to training and supervision, Dr. Lock provides consultation services to businesses and technology companies looking to integrative empirically- supported psychological concepts into their products. She has contributed to the development of virtual reality and online simulation programs that utilize evidence-based treatment to improve mental and physical health outcomes. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Lock serves as the Clinical Director at Psychotherapy Networker.

Areas of specialization

Anxiety Disorders

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Generalized anxiety Disorders
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Health Anxiety
  • Specific Phobias

Behavioral Health

  • Insomnia
  • Supporting Prescription Drug Discontinuation
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Illness
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Reproductive Health



I specialize in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders, including Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. I treat these disorders primarily using first-line, evidence-based treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure with Response Prevention. In addition, I provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-i) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for mental health concerns related to chronic health conditions. You may have a specific treatment in mind that you would like to try. Alternatively, we can work together to decide what approach will be best for you. My goal is to combine scientifically-proven approaches with your specific needs/preferences in order to design a own unique treatment approach for you.

Therapy begins with an assessment where you and I will work together to make sense of what you are experiencing. After the assessment, we will develop a treatment plan and set goals for your therapy. In each session, we will set a plan for the day that will move us closer to those goals. This may include a review of learned skills, talking through relevant experiences, problem-solving challenges or developing new skills. At the end of session, we will come up with a game plan for practice outside of therapy so that you can continue to make progress towards your goals.

Click here to learn more about my experience with the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and more.

Mental health treatment can be especially effective when conducted in a group of people going through similar challenges. Group Therapy offers the opportunity to develop evidence-based skills, improve mental health and receive invaluable support from others.

I offer evidence-based group therapy services including CBT for Social Anxiety, CBT for Health Anxiety, CBT for General Anxiety, ACT for Depression and ACT for Chronic Illness.

To inquire about current Group Therapy offerings at CBT Carolina, please send me a message.



I offer supervision and training in CBT and ACT for mental health professionals of all levels. I also offer consultation to technology companies looking to integrate mental health theory and treatment into their products.


I offer clinical supervision to pre-licensed and licensed mental health professionals interested in developing their skills in evidence-based practices. Whether you are new to cognitive and behavioral therapies or looking to enhance existing skills, I can help you reach your goals. Supervision is available for providers working with clients in their own practices as well as for those interested in working at CBT Carolina, where you receive client referrals as well as supervision.


I offer individual and group training in CBT and ACT as well as in diagnosis- specific protocols. Trainings are tailored to meet your unique needs and range from brief overviews to multi-day intensive workshops. Training offerings include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP)
  • CBT or ACT for anxiety
  • CBT for insomnia (CBT-i)
  • ACT for chronic physical health conditions
  • CBT with ERP for OCD

I offer consultation services to technology companies looking to integrate mental health concepts into their work. I specialize in the integration of evidence-based treatment approaches into virtual and simulation technologies designed to improve health and mental health programs. Past consultant roles include::

  • Applied VR: clinically-validated virtual reality programs for stress, anxiety and pain management in medial patients
  • Kognito: evidence-based health simulations related to mental health and prescription drug use

To inquire about supervision, consultation and training in CBT, ERP or ACT, please contact me.




Take the first step towards achieving your goals; contact me to discuss how cognitive and behavioral therapies can help you. With both tele-health and in-person therapy options are available for individuals throughout the state of North Carolina. For in-person sessions, the CBT Carolina office is easily accessible to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary and Apex.

Schedule a free phone consultation today.

To ask a question about cognitive and behavioral therapies, to arrange a free phone consultation or to schedule an initial assessment, please contact me via phone, email or the message portal below. All methods of contact are confidential. For supervision, consultation and training inquiries, or to find out about employment opportunities at CBT Carolina, please email me.

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