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
Before seeing Dr. Pojas, I spent 15 years years so scared of needles and blood draws I couldn’t even look at a picture in the newspaper without feeling faint. After six months of treatment with Dr. Pojas, I was able to get a blood test and even give myself an injection. Dr. Pojas taught me to manage my physical tendency to faint as well as the fear I’d developed because of it. I am a healthier and more confident person because of my work with her.
June 19, 2017
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
I really appreciate how The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago has helped me to face my anxiety. When I started treatment, my anxiety was taking over, making simple tasks very difficult. The doctor diagnosed my specific anxiety disorder and built an individualized plan to help treat it by using exposure therapy and other techniques. Working with her has given me the confidence to face a situation head-on and overcome its challenges.
January 27, 2014
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