We are accepting new clients for our Brentwood and Mt Juliet locations as well as virtual services and have immediate availability for certain times.

Don’t let anxiety or OCD keep you from the life you want to live.

If you or a loved one suffers from symptoms, you may be confused about where to seek help. Thankfully, there are effective treatments available.
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Our Mission

The Nashville OCD & Anxiety Treatment Center was founded in 2018 to provide the middle Tennessee area with high-quality, evidence-based care for OCD and anxiety. We treat individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, religious background, gender identity, sexual orientation, or nation of origin. The staircase was chosen as the logo for the NOATC for a few reasons.
First, most treatment for anxiety and OCD helps clients face their fears in a gradual and progressive manner, one step at a time. Doing so allows you to you build up confidence over time. Second, good treatment requires adherence to a structured approach with clear steps. We use treatments that have been vetted by research. Finally, when clients successfully navigate treatment, they are able to gain new perspective from this vantage point. We would be honored to work with you as you embark on your climb toward health.

Amy Mariaskin, PhD
Psychologist & Director

Specialty Areas

Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern experienced by Americans, with over 30% of individuals meeting criteria for an anxiety disorder over the lifespan. Common anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety, social anxiety, separation anxiety, panic, and phobias. Although everyone experiences some worry, it is best to seek professional support when symptoms begin to interfere with tasks of daily living such as work, school, or relationships, or cause considerable distress.

Kids experience anxiety as well. At the NOATC, we have developmentally sensitive clinicians who will use best practices to treat anxiety across the lifespan. Read more about the specific types of anxiety we treat and how we treat them here.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by unwanted and persistent thoughts, images, or urges, and compulsive behaviors or mental rituals that serve to alleviate anxiety. OCD occurs in 1-2% of the population and is experienced by adults and children. The first-line treatment for OCD is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), a specific form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This treatment helps individuals to reduce symptoms by fostering engagement with distressing triggers while reducing compulsive behaviors. Other CBT-related treatments, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), are also helpful.

In addition to OCD, other OC-related disorders that we treat include body dysmorphic disorder, hair pulling (trichotillomania), skin picking (excoriation disorder), hoarding disorder, and more. Read more about these disorders here.
Tics are sudden, repetitive movements and/or vocalizations that individuals often experience as involuntary. Common motor tics include behaviors such as blinking, twitching, grimacing, and jerking, while vocal tics include throat clearing, sniffing, chirping, or grunting. Tics can also become quite complex and involve full-body movements or the utterance of syllables, words, or phrases. We treat tics at the NOATC in part because of their frequent concurrence with OCD, especially in kids.

To treat tics behaviorally, we use the Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT), an evidence-based treatment that is effective for the reduction of tics. Learn more about tic disorders and how we treat them here.
We understand that sometimes individuals want support for their anxiety even when it doesn't meet the full criteria for an anxiety disorder. We encourage anyone who is unsure about our services to fill out a questionnaire and we can see if we're the right fit.

Additionally, we know that anxiety disorders and OCD don't occur within a vacuum. Many anxious people also struggle with depression, ADHD, autism, insomnia, grief, disordered eating, and other concerns. We will integrate techniques into treatment that address these co-occurring issues. Those individuals who have significant substance abuse, untreated psychosis, or violent behavior are not the best fit for our clinic. Learn more about our areas of focus here.

Get started here!

If you're interested in services, please fill out one of the forms below to initiate the process. We will then follow up. We currently have immediate openings for telehealth appointments! Please note: flexibility with appointment time options will reduce your wait time.
For Adults Only (18+)For Kids

We use evidence-based treatment methods for the best results.

  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
  • Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT)
  • Inference-Based CBT (I-CBT)
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