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.
January 27, 2014
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!
January 8, 2016
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.
April 25, 2016
My children have been able to gain the necessary skills to manage their OCD at times of crisis because of the knowledge, caring, and expertise of Dr. Cassiday. She was able to guide us through some very difficult times and help give our family the skills (using cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure and response prevention) so that our family could get back to normal. She was always there with us, and she still is. She is so kind and so gifted in her field!
January 27, 2014
We are so grateful for the treatment we received from our Anxiety Treatment Center therapist for our 11th grade daughter. It has been amazing to watch her grow from a terrified student, unsure if she could even use the many stairs at school, to an award winner of December Student of the Month! Our doctor helped us when she hit bottom, and allowed me to observe some of the therapy sessions so that I could continue using his techniques at home. It really did make a difference, and we are all feeling so good about the progress she has made.
January 11, 2017
Dr. Cassiday changed my life. She took me on “field trips” to wherever was necessary to deal with my OCD triggers. She never hesitated to get down in the trenches with me and teach me new ways to respond. She was truly a partner in my healing. We laughed a lot together, so what could have felt pretty miserable, actually was often quite fun. And after we extinguished the rituals, we worked on changing my thought patterns. So now I am less anxious and more productive than ever before in my life, including before I developed OCD. And the techniques I have learned help me in ALL aspects of my life, not just with the OCD. I couldn’t be more grateful to her.
January 26, 2014