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Online therapy, also known as telemental health, is a growing field.  ADAA is pleased to offer a listing of our member clinicians who provide telemental health services. Providers are listed by state and their specialty areas. This is a new listing and we will be adding new names on a daily basis so please check back frequently. Read this article on Telebehavioral Health Standards, Guidelines, Best Practices & Other Statements.

Telemental Health – Convenient, Effective and Here to Stay

Yellowlees_Picture.pngPeter Yellowlees MD
Professor of Psychiatry
UC Davis President Elect
American Telemedicine Association 
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Psychiatrists have been using videoconferencing for psychiatric consultations for almost sixty years. Now with the advent of web and cloud based systems, mobile computing, the impact of commercial telemedicine service companies, and a growing body of evidence and research, more and more patients are being treated online. This occurs in primary care clinics, at work and at home – and by an increasingly large number of mental health therapists from all disciplines. Patients can be treated securely and in high definition on a laptop or tablet at minimal cost using video systems that are increasingly ubiquitous and easily accessible. 

ADAA Embraces Telebehavioral Health

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With more than 18 million annual website visitors seeking information and resources on anxiety, depression, and related disorders, ADAA’s website has become a critical platform for help and support.  Many visit our site to search our Find A Therapist  database (unique in that it only lists therapists who have expertise in anxiety, depression and related disorders) for individual clinicians and practices in their geographic area.



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ADAA is delighted announce a new partnership with Anxiety UK.

Anxiety UK is a national registered charity formed in 1970 by someone living with agoraphobia for those affected by anxiety disorders. They are a user lead organization run by people with the experience of living with anxiety or anxiety-based depression, supported by a high-profile medical advisory panel.

Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety and anxiety-based depression by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy. 

ADAA believes that by working together, both Anxiety UK and ADAA have the potential to achieve far more than we could alone as partnership enhances the common mission of both organizations to help individuals and their families who are affected by anxiety and depression, as well as support the professionals who provide direct services. Through this association both organizations will benefit from an open channel of communication, sharing experiences and knowledge of best practice, while opening new avenues of mutual possibility.  Read more…


Board of Directors January Update

ADAA is excited to welcome two new Board members, Sheila Rauch, PhD and Vasiliki Michopoulos, MD.  Dr. Rauch and Dr. Michopoulos’ commitment and expertise will help grow ADAA’s reach and impact. We look forward to working together.


Sheila Rauch, PhD, Clinical Director of the Emory University Veterans Program, Associate Professor at Emory University School of Medicine and Director of Mental Health Research Program Evaluation at the Atlanta VA Medical Center.

 Dr. Rauch has been providing PTSD and Anxiety Disorders treatment for over 20 years.  She is currently Principal Investigator of two PTSD treatment outcome and mechanisms trials including a DOD funded, multi-site PTSD treatment trial comparing prolonged exposure and sertraline and a VA/DOD collaboratively funded trial examining biomarkers in active duty military service members completing psychotherapy. Read more.

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Vasiliki (Vas) Michopoulos, MD is a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Emory University and a Research Associate at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center.  

Dr. Michopoulos’ translational research is focused on understanding how adverse social experience, including chronic stress and trauma exposure, results in a number of adverse mental outcomes and co-morbid physical health diseases and conditions.   Read more.

ADAA wishes Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT and Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP all the best all the best as they end their Board tenure. Their contributions to ADAA’s outreach, fundraising and educational programming has made an enormous impact and we are very thankful and grateful for their dedication and support.  ADAA looks forward to their continued engagement and collaboration.


February's Featured Board Member Profile - Karen L. Cassiday, PhD

Dr. Cassiday, ADAA Board President, is Clinical Director and Owner of The Anxiety Treatment Center, Clinical Assistant Professor, Rosaline Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences and Clinical Director for Rogers Behavioral Health Chicago. Dr. Cassiday’s areas of interest are anxiety disorders in children and teens, social anxiety disorder, treatment-refractory OCD, and working with children and teens who suffer from both developmental concerns and anxiety disorders. Read more.


New ADAA Partnership - Project Thrive

Under the leadership of President Karen Cassiday, ADAA has created an evidence-based protocol for Pedestal Foods to train their staff and create experiences in the dining areas that promote student mental wellness. This initiative — Project Thrive — rooted in positive psychology, will help create moments of joy for students and offer resources for those in need of support. Project Thrive is being piloted at Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tennessee.  Read more.

Why Join ADAA? Executive Director Blog

There are countless organizations that serve as a professional home for mental health researchers and practitioners. So what makes ADAA unique? In addition to our focus on anxiety disorders and depression, ADAA also provides free resources and education to tens of thousands of people worldwide who struggle with these disorders.
ADAA members vary widely in experience level, from students to MDs and PhDs. For those still honing their skills, whether undergraduate students, graduate students, clinical trainees, or postdoctoral fellows/residents, ADAA provides ample opportunity to network with colleagues and even find a mentor. For the more experienced clinicians and researchers, ADAA offers a variety of resources to help keep abreast of the latest and most cutting edge research in the mental health field. Read more.