Karen L. Cassiday PhD, ACT
Clinical Director, Owner and Founder, The Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago
My practice is a group practice that specializes in intensive treatment of OCD and related disorders and has been doing so since 1993. We specialize in working with treatment refractory OCD, young children and difficult to treat subtypes of OCD. We include parent/family training as part of our treatment. I have treated over a thousand cases of OCD and related disorder since my training began in 1984.
I have over thirty years of experience with being trained and treating OCD, Hoarding Disorder and related condtions. 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 in the the treatment of OCD and related conditions. I have always done continuing education on OCD and related disorders.
My practice enjoys working with LGBTQ clients and clients who need Mandarin, Russian or Ukrainian fluent therapists. We also work to instill skills of mental wellness once clients have begun to master their OCD so they can learn not just to overcome their anxiety, but to truly live well.
I have received continual post graduate education on issues of culture and diversity and follow the latest research on how to customize treatment to fit every client’s needs for respect and consideration of their unique cultural and sub-cultural needs.
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.