Working with Dr. Cassiday was a pleasure, she has a very calming and soothing demeanor. She immediately ‘got’ my child and made him feel as though his feelings and needs were all that was important when actually she was really trying to change his behavior. She was also great with me as a parent, knowing I had my child’s best interest at heart, but showing me different ways to get the same results. I feel very fortunate to have Dr. Cassiday as part of our life!
January 27, 2014
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
I had sought help for my phobias, anxiety and related problems for so long that when I started therapy with The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago I knew right away that someone finally “got it”. Their doctors have in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of anxiety, and they effectively applied their knowledge to help guide me from clarification of my problems to management and resolution. I never left their office without a specific plan on how to move forward.
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
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!
January 8, 2016
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