Karen L. Cassiday PhD, ACT


Clinical Director, Owner and Founder, The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago

707 Lake Cook Road
Suite 310
Deerfield, Illinois 60015
ADA Accessible
Narrative of Services:

I am my team of therapists specialize in customized state of the art treatment of OCD and related disorders. We can help you, or your child stop OCD from hijacking your life by working individually and helping you practice overcoming your OCD. We can work with even the most severe cases who have failed previous treatments whether you need to meet weekly or multiple times a day to succeed. We specialize in working with treatment refractory OCD, young children and difficult to treat subtypes of OCD. We include parent/family or partner training. I have treated over a thousand cases of OCD and related disorder since my training began in 1984.

Training Description:

I have over thirty years of experience with being trained and treating OCD, Hoarding Disorder, and related conditions. I trained with many who have been members of the Scientific Advisory Board, BTTI faculty and was originally trained at the first OCD clinic that did ERP in the Midwest. I have served as faculty on the BTTI’s since their inception and have trained many who treat OCD and related conditions. I have always done continuing education on OCD and related disorders.

Diversity Statement:

My practice enjoys working with LGBTQ clients, clients of any faith tradition and clients who need Mandarin fluent therapists. We work to instill skills of mental wellness, healthy faith and healthy proud identity once clients you begin mastering your OCD so you, or your child, learns to thrive.

My goal is to customize your treatment to fit all of your needs for respect and consideration of your unique identities and cultural or religious needs.

Treatment Groups:

Our staff are looking to begin support groups for anxiety and OCD for LGTBQ, for Russian speaking, Ukrainian speaking and Mandarin speaking youth and adults.