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
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
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
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
The Anxiety Treatment Center has been absolutely wonderful in helping our daughter (and me too!). Our therapist 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. The doctor 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. My daughter’s confidence grew and she has great tools to use in the future.
September 29, 2014
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.
January 27, 2014