Robert L. Leahy, Ph.D., is recognized as one of the most respected cognitive therapists, and is known internationally as a leading writer and speaker in the field cognitive therapy. For 25 years, Leahy has been practicing this revolutionary treatment to help free his patients from their struggle with anxiety. He holds a number of high-ranking positions in his field, including director of the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy, president of the International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy, president of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He is the author and editor of 15 books, including the best-selling The Worry Cure; and has been featured in The New York Times Sunday Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Newsweek, Psychology Today, Washington Post, Redbook, Shape, First for Women, Women's Health, Self, and USA Today Magazine. He has also appeared on national and local radio and television including 20/20, Good Morning America, and The Early Show.