The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago (Chicago)
We have been offering exposure and response prevention therapy for OCD and related conditions since 1993. Longtime BTTI faculty member and OCD expert Dr. Karen Cassiday, and our team can provide convenient intensive exposure-based therapy in your home or community to help you effectively learn to face your fears and overcome them. We provide a full range of treatment from intensive daily therapy to weekly outpatient therapy. Our staff specializes in working with young children through adults, difficult cases and co-morbid conditions. Our team is able to rapidly customize your treatment to your needs and can assist you with rituals that make it difficult to attend school, to work, sleep or enjoy living in your community. We have expertise working with young children, developmental delays and disabilities, body dysmorphic disorder, hoarding disorder, tic disorder, hair pulling, and skin picking. Our goal is to help you and your family overcome the obstacles that your OCD or OC spectrum condition has created.
Our staff strives to become more aware of our own implicit biases and welcomes work with all clients. Our goal is to help each person attain mental wellness while knowing their therapist seeks to all identifies and acknowledge the pain of systemic biases that harm those who are less privileged and more likely to experience the effects of racism and systemic bias.
Our staff undergo annual training in implicit bias, cultural competency and regularly discuss ways to become more aware of and reduce the effects of our own privilege and implicit biases. We regularly seek feedback from clients about their comfort in treatment when we do not share similar identities or privileges.
OCD specialists at this clinic:
- Karen Lynn Cassiday, PhD, ACT
- Brian Schmaus, PhD
- Alison Alden, Ph.D
- Rahan Ali, PhD
- Nina Pacholec, PhD
- Ying Hsu, LCPC
- Christina Maxwell, LCPC
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