About Us

Anna Christie and David Russ are co-authors of the book “Emetophobia: Understanding Fear of Vomiting in Children and Adults” (Jessica Kingsley Press) to be released April 21, 2023.

Anna Christie, 2020

Anna Christie, B.A., M.Div., RCC is a licensed psychotherapist in Vancouver, Canada who has fully recovered from emetophobia. As such, she has specialized in emetophobia treatment since 2010. She is now the director of the Emetophobia Education Program, and coaches clients all over the world by telehealth on how to overcome their emetophobia. Her free website and weekly podcast provide information for people who are afraid of vomiting.

David Russ, Ph.D., is a psychologist in Charlotte, North Carolina, who has taken a special interest in emetophobia for many years. Together with Dr. Chris McCarthy he has written the award-winning and scientifically verified Turnaround Anxiety Program with its Emetophobia Supplement. He has also authored the children’s book “Emetophobia! The Ultimate Kids’ Guide (2nd edition).” He is president of Carolinas Counseling Group with over 20 clinicians.

David Russ, 2020