There are many misconceptions about how to best parent a child who is wracked with fears and anxiety. In this video interview, Dr. Karen Cassiday interviews Sarah Peterman, MSW, about strategies that parents can use to reduce their children's fear and address their concerns. Click here to watch the interview.
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On Wednesday, September 19, from 7-8 pm, Dr. Nathan Fite will be offering a free presentation at the Fremont Public Library on anxiety disorders in children. Parents will be given practical advice on effective parenting strategies to mediate anxiety and promote resilience within their children. In addition, they will gain insight into the biological and [...]
Dr. Dustin Seigel recently attended an event hosted by a valuable non-profit, Picking Me. Picking Me is an advocacy group that raises awareness about and offers support to people with BFRBs, particularly skin-picking (dermatillomania). Pictured here are Dr. Siegel and the organization's founder, Lauren McKeaney.
It's common for children to avoid the things that scare them. Our own Dr. Alison Alden shares her insight and expertise in how you can help your children to minimize anxiety by facing, rather than avoiding, their fears. She provides practical parenting advice so you can help your child gain self-confidence. Read more in Vice [...]
Drs. Siegel, Cassiday, and Ali at Northside Prep presentation on Stress and Resiliency The Anxiety Treatment Center team was recently invited to Northside College Prep in Chicago for a panel discussion for parents on Stress, Anxiety, and Resiliency in Young Adults. Dr. Siegel, Dr. Ali, and Dr. Cassiday described how challenging stress can [...]
Dr. Cassiday is honored to be participating in a Family Action Network event with Andrea Petersen, Wall Street Journal contributing writer and author of the memoir On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety. Andrea honestly described her own painful, personal history with anxiety and Dr. Cassiday provided insights into research and effective treatment. Over 350 people attended this [...]
Dr. Karen Cassiday provides her expertise throughout this Reader's Digest article with insights and strategies for understanding and managing anxiety & panic disorder. Everyone feels anxious and a little panicked now and then, but when worry becomes excessive and starts to affect everyday activities and panic attacks become more frequent and leave you fearing the [...]
Dr. Alison Alden Dr. Julieanne Pojas Anger management can be a challenge for all teenagers, but teens with anxiety disorders often have greater difficulty with anger. ATC clinicians Dr. Alison Alden and Dr. Julieanne Pojas recently recorded a webinar for the Anxiety and [...]
Eating disorders can be very complex to treat. Dr. Cassiday shares insights for clinicians on the importance of considering all aspects of mental health for clients with eating disorders: National Eating Disorders Association Blog
By Julieanne Pojas, PsyD Mental health is an integral part of children’s overall health. However, strong mental health starts prior to stepping into a therapist’s office. Children who practice mental health skills regularly could reduce their risk for mental illness and relapse. General guidelines for youth mental health: Teach them compassion and gratitude Teaching children [...]