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ATCA Brings VR Therapy to Austin!

We are excited to announce that the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin (ATCA) now provides Virtual Reality (VR) therapy, with the aim of improving exposure therapies for anxiety disorders. By incorporating Psious VR equipment into our services, we are able to assist our patients to acclimatize gently to anxiety-producing situations and eventually confront their fears Read more about ATCA Brings VR Therapy to Austin![…]

Dr. Whitney Wheeler Joins ATCA!

We are excited to welcome Dr. Whitney Wheeler to the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin! Dr. Wheeler graduated with a PhD in ​counseling psychology​ from the University of Kentucky. She is originally from North Texas, but grew up spending a lot of time in Austin. Since moving to the area, she has been enjoying the Read more about Dr. Whitney Wheeler Joins ATCA![…]

Spectrum News Interviews Dr. Ryan Douglas

Spectrum News recently interviewed Dr. Ryan Douglas from the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin about PTSD, who it affects, and how it affects people. The interview also tapped Brooke Fina from UT Health’s Strong Star program. We applaud Spectrum News from highlighting this serious anxiety disorder and helping viewers recognize PTSD and understand how it Read more about Spectrum News Interviews Dr. Ryan Douglas[…]

Daily Texan Interviews Diana Damer About Anxiety

Even though it’s not a high-stress part of the year for college students, the college experience can be incredible anxiety-inducing. The Daily Texan recently interviewed Dr. Diana Damer and several other mental health experts about anxiety. “Everyone has a tendency to focus on negative comments and experiences but with anxiety and depression, you see more Read more about Daily Texan Interviews Diana Damer About Anxiety[…]

Sara’s Anxiety Success Story

We’re pleased to feature an episode of our Anxious in Austin podcast that gives you a very clear picture of how our anxiety treatment process works from a client’s perspective. Meet Sara and find out more about her journey to beat OCD: https://anxiousinaustin.podbean.com/e/overcoming-harm-ocd-saras-story/ And the podcast has now tallied more than 4000 downloads! Congrats, podcasting team!

Join Our Anxiety Support Group

Our “Anxious in Austin” anxiety support and therapy group is an ideal, supportive environment for discussing your anxiety questions and finding effective means to deal with fear and stress. You don’t need to have a disorder to participate; anxiety affects us all. Call or email us for more information, or click on the link above!

The Anxious in Austin Podcast Says Yes to Drugs

ATCA’s popular Anxious in Austin podcast talks drugs with respected psychiatrist Dr. Asad Kirmani. If you’re curious about psychiatry and the use of pharma in mental health, take a listen! Dr. Kirmani specializes in mood and anxiety disorders.

Announcing the Anxious in Austin Podcast!

Take a listen to the new ATCA podcast The Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin is happy to announce our podcast on anxiety disorders…! Featuring Dr. Marianne Stout and Dr. Thomas Smithyman, the podcast discusses treatment and promotes better understanding of anxiety disorders and OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder). Take a listen to the Anxious in Austin podcast.

Austin Anxiety Therapist Ryan Douglas Talks PTSD with KVUE

Our very own Dr. Ryan Douglas was on the news last night talking about PTSD. PTSD is a hot topic right now after presidential candidate Donald Trump made comments about PTSD sufferers in a Virginia panel interview with veterans that some critics found objectionable. http://www.kvue.com/…/trump-speech-on-veterans-wi…/328767180