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Our Anxiety and OCD Specialists

Kim Mathewson, Psy.D.Michael Stein, Psy.D.Claire Dean Sinclair, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologists

We are anxiety and OCD specialists who get results.

At Anxiety Solutions’ treatment centers, our anxiety therapists are dedicated to helping people decrease anxiety and OCD to restore freedom and peace to their lives. If you suffer from anxiety or OCD, we want to help you change your life!

Testimonials: What Other Professionals Say about Us

We have a reputation in the Denver community for getting results for clients with anxiety and OCD.

See what other practitioners say about us:

As a colleague and former supervisor of Dr. Stein, I’ve witnessed his clients, who are often tortured by anxiety and worry, put an end to their suffering in a short period of time. He gets impressive results. I have seen him take clients from having extremely severe cases of OCD to being almost symptom-free in a matter of weeks or months. His commitment to utilizing proven, state-of-the-art treatment methods has earned him a reputation for achieving excellent outcomes for people with anxiety and OCD. Dr. Stein is exceptionally talented and I consider him one of the best, most effective therapists for anxiety and OCD that I have known in my 33 years in the field.

– Jon Bell, M.D., Psychiatrist

I had the opportunity to work, virtually side-by-side, with Dr. Sinclair when I was her supervisor for her year of post-doctoral training at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington.  I, and our entire clinical staff, were unanimous in considering her an uncommonly well-trained and gifted therapist whom we observed helping children, adolescents and adults overcome crippling problems.  I was confident assigning her patients with OCD, severe anxiety, hair pulling disorder and varieties of behavioral problems that would be challenging under any circumstance, and knew that she would provide care at the highest level of competence and professionalism.  I can state, confidently, that persons in Dr. Sinclair’s care are fortunate in receiving help from such an outstanding therapist and a fine and caring person.

– Charles Mansueto, Ph.D., Psychologist

I refer people to Dr. Mathewson often and I have the utmost confidence in doing so. She gets excellent results for clients with anxiety and OCD.

– Jim Gallagher, Psy.D., Psychologist

Testimonials: What Our Clients Say about Us

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Who We Help

We help adults, teens, and children with all forms of anxiety. The most common forms of anxiety we treat are:

  • Generalized anxiety: excessive worry, rumination, or obsessiveness. The worry can be about virtually anything but in most cases is focused on some form of uncertainty about the future. Worrying is typically an attempt to neutralize uncertainty and the anxiety that comes with it by trying to feel reassured and resolved about what is going to happen. Unfortunately, because certainty is usually impossible to achieve, this becomes an endless cycle of rumination, reassurance seeking, and anxiety.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Anxiety (and often guilt) in response to an intrusive, repetitive, unwanted thought. This anxiety is then temporarily relieved by performing some sort of repetitive behavior (the compulsion). OCD can take many different forms but some common examples are fear of contamination with germs, bodily fluids, or chemicals; unwanted thoughts about hurting other people, unwanted sexual thoughts, thoughts that go against a person’s religion, and repetitive checking behaviors or reassurance-seeking.
  • Panic Disorder: Recurrent panic attacks, which are periods of very intense anxiety that cause extremely uncomfortable physical sensations such as dizziness, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, racing heart, and chest tightness. People with panic attacks often worry that there is something medically wrong. Panic disorder often leads to restricting activity and avoiding certain situations to try to prevent panic attacks. There is a lot of anxiety about the attacks themselves, which is why panic disorder is often referred to as “anxiety about anxiety”.
  • Social anxiety: Fear and avoidance of social situations. The anxiety is often about what other people will think, negative judgment by others, and experiencing embarrassment and shame. People with social anxiety often feel that they are awkward or that they don’t know how to carry on a conversation like everyone else.  They typically have a negative view of their own social skills and may have a hard time forming friendships and relationships because they typically seek to avoid social interaction as much as possible.

How We Help

Our therapists primarily use Exposure Therapy, a type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Exposure Therapy focuses on helping you face your fears and anxiety triggers in order to retrain your brain that they are not actually dangerous. Exposure Therapy is a powerful treatment, and there is even research evidence that it creates positive changes in brain chemistry.

Exposure Therapy is a much more active treatment than your traditional, stereotypical “talk therapy”. Your therapist will actively teach you skills and in many cases will even go outside the office with you to practice directly confronting anxiety triggers. It has been proven effective in research studies for all types of anxiety, even those that do not involve a physical anxiety trigger (e.g. generalized anxiety/worry, where the trigger for anxiety is the feeling of uncertainty and the target for exposures is building a tolerance of uncertainty). Our experience has been that we can help people achieve life-changing results with any type of anxiety.

Therapy with us is 1-on-1 individual therapy, with family members brought into sessions as needed at times, especially with child clients. Our treatments typically work relatively quickly; 10 to 15 sessions is an average range for treatment for most anxiety disorders, and most of our clients come once per week, so a full course of successful treatment typically takes several months. Though the length and timeline of treatment depend on a number of factors that differ for each client, most clients typically begin to see improvements within the first few sessions.

Click here to learn about our free phone consultation to help you decide if our treatment would be right for you.

 

About Our Practice

Founded in 2010 with our Denver office, we now have additional offices in Reno, NV and Boise, ID. High-quality, specialized care for anxiety and OCD is unfortunately hard to find in many places. We are passionate about expanding access to care and hope to continue opening more offices in areas where it is currently difficult or impossible to find the kind of specialized treatment that anxiety and OCD often require.