About Us

The Anxiety Treatment Clinic was founded in 2006 by Dr. Craig Marker, who saw a need for evidenced based treatment of anxiety in South Florida.  It was originally housed at Nova Southeastern University and shortly after moved to the University of Miami.  The original location is in Fort Lauderdale where it can serve people from West Palm Beach to Miami.  We also have a location in Atlanta and we will soon be opening an office in Boca Raton. We pride ourselves on getting people to living full and productive lives without anxiety in as short of time as possible.

Viktoriya Abramova is a registered mental health counselor and Director of the Anxiety Treatment Clinic of South Florida. She conducts evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy, including exposure and response prevention (ERP). She has specialized training and experience working with anxiety disorders, including Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). She has extensive experience in working with diverse clients, as well as conducting research on anxiety.  Below are a few of her recent publications.

Marker, C. D., & Abramova, V. (2011). Cognitive therapy versus acceptance and commitment therapy: Conflict over maladaptive thoughts. PsycCRITIQUES56(42). doi:10.1037/a0024145

Marker, C. D., Comer, J. S., Abramova, V., & Kendall, P. C. (in press). The Reciprocal Relationship Between Alliance and Symptom Improvement Across the Treatment of Childhood Anxiety. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, doi:10.1080/15374416.2012.723261

 

Dr. Craig D. Marker is a licensed psychologist and founder of the Anxiety Treatment Clinic.  He has specialized training and experience working with anxiety disorders, including Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Dr. Marker earned his doctoral degree from the Chicago Medical School, followed by postdoctoral respecialization at the University of Virginia.  He then completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Florida. He has many publications on anxiety disorders.  His most recent book on Generalized Anxiety Disorder is written for clinicians.  Below are a few of his recent publications.

Kendall, P. C., Comer, J. S., Marker, C. D., Creed, T. A., Puliafico, A. C., Hughes, A. A., Martin, E. D., et al. (2009). In-session exposure tasks and therapeutic alliance across the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(3), 517–525. doi:10.1037/a0013686

Marker, C.D., & Aylward, A. G. (2011). Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the series Advances in Psychotherapy, Evidence Based Practice (1st ed.). Hogrefe Publishing.

Marker, C. D., Calamari, J. E., Woodard, J. L., & Riemann, B. C. (2006). Cognitive self-consciousness, implicit learning and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 20(4), 389–407. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2005.03.003

Marker, C. D., Comer, J. S., Abramova, V., & Kendall, P. C. (in press). The Reciprocal Relationship Between Alliance and Symptom Improvement Across the Treatment of Childhood Anxiety. Journal of Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology, doi:10.1080/15374416.2012.723261

Teachman, B. A, Marker, C. D., & Clerkin, E. M. (2010). Catastrophic misinterpretations as a predictor of symptom change during treatment for panic disorder. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78(6), 964–975.

Teachman, Bethany A., Marker, C. D., & Smith-Janik, S. B. (2008). Automatic associations and panic disorder: Trajectories of change over the course of treatment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76(6), 988–1002. doi:10.1037/a0013113

Alana Freedland is a registered mental health counseling intern and nationally certified counselor. She completed her training at the nationally ranked OCD Clinic at Shands at the University of Florida where she received extensive experience in working with a variety of anxiety disorders using cognitive behavioral therapy with exposure response prevention. In addition to her clinical work, Alana also enjoys researching anxiety and neuropsychological disorders. Below are some of her most recent manuscripts.

Freedland, A., Reid, A., Smith-Adcock, S., and McNamara, J. (Manuscript in Preparation). Social Phobia and psychosocial well-being; a mediation analysis of the effects of the internet and other media on our psychological health.

Reid, A. M., McNamara, J. P. M., Meyer, J. M., Freedland, A., Graziano, P. A., and Geffken, G. R. (Manuscript in Preparation). Looking at the full spectrum; An investigation of how sleep influences sub-clinical obsessions and compulsions.

McNamara, J.P., Reid, A., Freedland, A., Sisco, S., Fussell, R., Rosado, J., Geffken, G.R., and Graziano, P.A. (Manuscript in Preparation). Anxiety and Depression’s impact on the relationship between executive functioning and children’s quality of life.

Dr. Sejal Shah attained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Rice University, in Houston, TX, before moving to Florida to earn her doctorate of psychology degree from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Shah’s extensive clinical background consists primarily of assisting clients who are experiencing anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and behavioral disorders. As a complement to providing psychotherapy, Dr. Shah has often relied upon psychological testing to best serve her clients’ needs. She has worked in a neuropsychological assessment center conducting comprehensive testing for learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and cognitive functioning. In addition to her work as a clinician, Dr. Shah also enjoys teaching at a variety of educational levels. Being able to combine these experiences in a skill set she uses at the Anxiety Treatment Clinic is an opportunity she values and she looks forward to meeting with you soon.