The NOATC was founded in 2018 by Dr. Amy Mariaskin (``Mary-askin``), a licensed clinical psychologist with over 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 bachelors degree from the University of Pittsburgh and her masters and doctoral degrees from Duke University. She completed her internship and post-doctoral work at the University of Florida and 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 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 faculty member of the International OCD Foundation where she has taught at the Behavioral Treatment Training Institute. She is also a member of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the Association for Contextual Behavior Science, and the Nashville Area Psychological Association where she is currently President-Elect. Moreover, she has been featured as an anxiety expert in various media. She is currently writing a book about thriving in relationships when you have OCD with New Harbinger Publications
, that is set to come out in December 2022. To pre-order the book, click here
. For more information about recent presentations, click here
. To listen to a podcast episode 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,
and for one about relationships and OCD 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 but may be able to provide consultations for services.
What her colleagues say about her: Creative, Empathic, Humorous, Intelligent, Passionate, Fun, A Good Advocate