Who We Are
Led by the renowned Dr. Karen Cassiday, our team of PhD and PsyD trained psychologists offers state-of-the-art anxiety treatments. By systematically exposing you to fearful situations, we empower you with the tools to manage your own anxiety, resulting in faster, sustainable recovery.
What We Do
Using cognitive behavioral therapy in our offices and in real-life settings, our specialists help modify thought patterns and behavior, leading to reduced symptoms. We work with adults and children as young as 2 years old, and are known nationally for our expertise in treating complex patients.
Why Choose Us
As leaders in anxiety treatment, we provide scientifically based interventions that result in rapid anxiety relief for our patients. Our therapists have unique backgrounds as researchers and clinicians, enabling us to deliver compassionate, goal-oriented treatment in the most cost-effective manner.
Thank you for all the help that your program has provided for me. I can now say from first hand experience that it has been the most helpful and beneficial part of my life. When I first started seeing Dr. Zayed I was depressed, overwhelmed and scared about what my future looked like as a mother, wife, daughter and sister. In just under 3 months, with her help, I can now say that I’m back to my happy, positive, loud, lively self again! It’s scary being diagnosed with OCD, but I’m so glad that I have been taught and given the tools to help me be able to overcome the troubling thoughts and worries that are associated with my anxiety. I can say with certainty that exposure therapy DOES work! I’m living breathing proof of it! I really am back to myself – however a self that’s less anxious and MORE carefree and happy than before.Grateful Postpartum Mom
In less than a year, Dr. Pojas has been able to accomplish what I have been trying to for the past 20 years or more. Having just “graduated” from my treatment with Dr. Pojas, I feel like an entirely new person. Whereas I was once living my life entrapped by an anxiety disorder and a medical phobia which evolved over the course of my 29 years to interfere with my daily life, I am now equipped with all of the tools necessary to manage my anxieties and live “normally” for what seems like the first time in my life. It was a life changing experience, and I owe it all to Dr. Pojas’ incredible bedside manner, kindness, determination, patience, experience, generosity, thoughtfulness, passion and her faith in me as I struggled to get past the issues which had so powerfully and negatively commandeered my life until now. My husband and I couldn’t be more grateful for her.Grateful Patient with Anxiety Disorder and Medical Phobia
Dr. Alden was terrific to work with. She made me feel very comfortable during our meetings, and always made sure to discuss what was on my mind before we moved on to that week’s agenda. I came in there wondering why I had the ‘symptoms’ I have, thinking that I was literally going crazy. She broke it down and got to the root of why these things were happening. I am in a business where it is VERY easy to take things personally, even if they are not directly related to me. She has really helped me to curtail this behavior and change my perspective on how I handle my business. I feel that I have made great strides and will continue to seek guidance when these feelings or symptoms come back or gain strength. Can’t say enough good things. Thanks Dr. Alden!Anxious Businessman
I was emetophobic, which means I had a fear of seeing, hearing, or being around vomit. I saw Dr. Alden for a few months and she was exactly what I needed. She was so calming and supportive. I can now feel comfortable going out to places where it may happen without it being on my mind and even see it without freaking out. I never in a million years thought I would get past this, and thanks to Dr. Alden I have!Emetophobic Patient
Dr. Alden was wonderful to work with. She was very caring, thorough, and thoughtful in my treatment. We were able to laugh together, and I felt like she genuinely cared about my well-bring and progress. She was very sympathetic. I had waited a long time to seek out treatment for my anxiety, but I’m very happy with my decision to go to the Anxiety Treatment Center. Best of all, Dr. Alden provided me with the tools I need to manage my anxiety symptoms on my own. I would recommend the ATC to anyone dealing with symptoms of anxiety and OCD.Woman with OCD and Anxiety
After 10 years of therapists and psychiatrists who had NO CLUE how to help my son, I am forever grateful to have found Dr. Maha Zayed. She has lifted a heavy burden from my shoulders and enabled my son to participate in society again and feel good about himself. He has returned to work – it is a miracle! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!Thankful Mother
We were struggling for eight months with our son’s anxiety over sleeping. I reached out to the Anxiety Treatment Center and with our therapy sessions we worked out an expected timeline, plan and full support. Dr. Pojas educated me along the way so I understood the philosophy of the treatment. We were able to conquer my son’s nighttime anxiety. As parents we gained the necessary skills to help our son combat his anxiety and most importantly, so did he. We are all now partners in helping my son succeed in life. We are extremely grateful.A Grateful Mother
Dr Zayed has been absolutely wonderful in helping our daughter (and me too!). She did a phenomenal job relating to our daughter’s fears and concerns, meeting her where she was at, and pushing her just enough with positive encouragement to face her fears and overcome some very stubborn anxiety patterns that we couldn’t eliminate prior to coming to the center. She was patient, helpful and always put forth extra effort day or night to help our daughter achieve her goals in the most conducive way possible. Her confidence grew and Dr. Zayed gave her great tools to use in the future. You are very lucky to have her as part of your practice and we are even luckier we found her!A Grateful Mother
My daughter struggles with anxiety and trichotillomania. As her mother, I felt completely helpless and didn’t know where to turn. When my daughter started working with Dr. Schmaus, I quickly noticed a difference in her behavior and her overall anxiety. He helped her build coping strategies that she has been able to use to handle challenges in her everyday life. I am so grateful for the support we all have received at the Anxiety Treatment Center and specifically from Dr. Schmaus.Mother of an 8-year old girl
I had encountered problems with anxiety and depression in the years since becoming a graduate student. My anxiety issues really put my education and career goals at risk and, indeed, threatened to end the pursuit of a career I love. With a lot of diligent work, and the advice and techniques provided by Dr. Schmaus, I am happy to say that I am in the last months of graduate school and am on track to graduate with very high marks from my teachers and instructors. I could not have done this alone and am very appreciative of Dr. Schmaus for all his efforts on my behalf.45 Year Old Man
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