Chris Molnar, PhD, a licensed psychologist and clinical investigator, founded Mindful Exposure Therapy for Anxiety and Psychological Wellness Center (META Center) in 2007 and now serves as president. She completed post-doctoral fellowship training in traumatic stress, neuroscience, and psycho-physiology and is an expert in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, OCD, PTSD, emotional, and stress-related conditions using evidence-based practices.
Molnar has completed training to teach both Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She has adapted traditional interventions along with Interpersonal Mindfulness (IM) and Insight Dialogue practices to the needs of highly distressed and stressed people in both individual and group therapy settings. At META Center, Molnar and associates integrate findings about the brain, emotion, and learning to facilitate mental and behavioral habit change, even in the face of severe distress.
Before founding META Center, she served as a clinical investigator supported by grants from the National Institute of Health and other agencies. Molnar serves the public in many ways, through professional presentations, workshops, publications, and service to the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association (PBTA) and other professional groups.