The NOATC is directed by Dr. Amy Mariaskin (``Mary-askin``), a licensed clinical psychologist who has 15 years of experience treating OCD, anxiety and related disorders. She has worked across the southeast with adults, adolescents, children, and families affected by these disorders. Amy is passionate about treatment across the lifespan and enjoys helping people overcome their symptoms with compassion, creativity, and humor. Dr. Mariaskin strives to create a sensitive and affirming therapeutic experience for all of her clients and has a particular interest in working with LGBTQ+ youth. Moreover, she recognizes the role that systemic racism, sexism, and oppression play in the development and expression of anxiety and related concerns.
Dr. Mariaskin received her masters and doctoral degrees from Duke University and completed her internship and post-doctoral work at the University of Florida. She has been in private practice in Nashville since 2011. Additionally, for three years she served as a Clinical Co-Director at an intensive treatment facility that treats individuals with OCD, anxiety, depression and eating disorders. With respect to therapeutic orientation, Dr. Mariaskin uses various techniques that fall under the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) umbrella, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Dr. Mariaskin supervises the postdoctoral associates at the clinic, Drs. Hillary Henize, Judy Mier-Chairez, and Jenn Stewart. She is also an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt University where she provides supervision to graduate doctoral students.
In addition to clinical and supervisory experience, Dr. Mariaskin has published in the field and is an active speaker at local and national conferences on the topics of OCD, anxiety, and child mental health. She is a member of the International OCD Foundation and has been featured as an anxiety expert in various media. For more information about recent presentations, click here
. To listen to a podcast that she did with Stuart Ralph of The OCD Stories
about gender identity themes in OCD, click here
. For an episode about OCD treatment in children ages 4-8, click here
In her free time, Dr. Mariaskin enjoys drawing (check out our Instagram @ocdnashville!), hiking, plant-based cooking, traveling, and writing about herself in the third person. Please note that Dr. Mariaskin is not accepting any new clients at this time.