Dr. Cassiday empowers patients to overcome their struggles with anxiety, compulsions, phobias, social anxiety, worry, and depression. She approaches each patient with enthusiasm, persistence, and a keen sense of humor, crafting individualized, research-based treatment plans for each person. Her goal is to make each patient an expert at managing their own anxiety, so that they can face any future event with confidence and courage. She loves being able to laugh and celebrate along with patients as they overcome their most difficult situations.
Dr. Cassiday is often sought out to treat the most challenging patients who have not had success in other treatment environments. She is particularly skilled at working with complicated cases of anxiety disorders, young children, selective mutism, OCD and school refusal. She also specializes in working with parents. Her experience as a special needs parent and mother of a child with selective mutism gives her a unique insider’s perspective, and she understands the challenges of balancing work, family, and a child’s complex needs.
Karen Lynn Cassiday, PhD, ACT
Owner and Managing Director
Anxiety Treatment Center of Greater Chicago
Anxiety & Depression Association of America
Founding Fellow and Diplomate
Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Clinical Assistant Professor
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences
Dept. of Clinical Psychology