Mindful Exposure Therapy for Anxiety  


Psychological Wellness Center

Chris Molnar, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist and clinical investigator, founded Mindful Exposure Therapy for Anxiety and Psychological Wellness Center, Inc. (META Center) in 2007. She is expert in the assessment and treatment of anxiety, OCD, PTSD, emotional, and stress-related conditions using evidence-based practices. Her expertise combines clinical psychology, psycho-physiology and the brain sciences. Since 1992, her work has focused on understanding and treating severe anxiety and related conditions.

At META Center Dr. 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, Dr. Molnar worked as a clinical researcher and therapist in various healthcare and educational settings. This work led her to focus on mindfulness training combined with Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to support new learning in therapy & in those seeking to change habits in every-day life. Dr. Molnar's background led her to offer evidence-based practices (EBPs) at META Center and, when needed, supplement them with cutting-edge state of the art advances in psychological science. Dr. Molnar developed an innovative brief mindfulness-based CBT training program (META's MCBT), completed by over 1000 to date, to support highly stressed people in applying mindfulness to everyday life. She offers mindfulness-based interventions & training programs to the general public interested in wellness. She is committed to ongoing refinement of interventions and programs to enhance health of mind, body, and behavior.

Dr. Molnar serves the public in many ways, including training other professionals and educating the general population about how to enhance wellness. She accomplishes this through professional presentations, workshops, publications, and service to the Philadelphia Behavior Therapy Association (PBTA: and other professional organizations.  She is PBTA's past-President and ongoing Continuing Education (CE) Chair since 2007, & founder of the Mindful Therapists Community, a group of professionals who provide peer consultation to one another to enhance care.

  • Therapy can be conducted according to the traditional once-a-week model or more intensively.

  • Individual therapy for anxiety disorders usually does not exceed 30 sessions.

  • Intensive therapy for anxiety disorders consists of two-hour long sessions that occur five days a week for three weeks in a row. The intensive therapy Dr. Molnar offers is called prolonged and repeated exposure therapy. Intensive therapy offers a more affordable alternative to inpatient hospitalization and can produce rapid results.

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Social Anxiety

  • Panic, with or without agoraphobia, disorder

  • Specific Phobia (e.g., blood, injury, injection, driving, animals, etc.)

  • Psychological Factors affecting physical conditions

  • Major Depressive Disorder

  • Personality Disorders

  • Stress-Related Conditions

  • Tourette's/Tic Disorders

Dr. Molnar offers:

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

  • The META MC-CBT-RP Program: (historically called brief Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (bMBSR)

  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

  • Mindful Surfing & Paddling

Through these programs you can learn to respond skillfully to life's challenges rather than to react in ways

that cause suffering.


Please refer to Upcoming page above for more details. By pre-registering to attend the complimentary

Mindfulness Orientation and Foundations class you can get a taste of practices from these programs and

determine which is best-matched to your current needs


Mindfulness Training Programs include:

  • Confidential psychological health reports for matching mindfulness programs with current needs

  • Guided mindfulness practice audios

  • Skill Practice Book

  • Ongoing yearly tune-up practices for all graduates


More info on mindfulness training and benefits under Resources tab above

General Therapy Info

Dr. Molnar's Areas of Expertise

Mindfulness Training Programs

Next orientation for all fall mindfulness- & compassion-based training programs (MBSR, MBCT, & MC-CBT)

Saturday 3/28/2019 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Updated information and 2020 schedule available by emailing


Locations include Abington office & Elkins Park, PA (for groups)


1800 Horace Ave., Gr. Fl., Abington, PA 19001


Phone: 267-287-8347



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Upcoming Events

Pre-register for no-cost orientations about MC-CBT, MBCT, & more on 10/05/19 under MORE tab above > Payments & Registration.

Stay tuned for Mindful Surfing & Stand Up Paddling (SUP) Summer 2020 dates.


Mindful Surfing Page:


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