Anxiety Institute launches new training department

GREENWICH, Conn., January 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Anxiety Institute, a clinical research center specializing in the treatment of acute anxiety disorders, today announced the opening of a new training department to continue its mission to advance drug-based anxiolytic therapies. latest evidence to serve a wider audience base. The education department will provide innovative education and resources to professionals and parents while establishing formal clinical training programs for its rapidly growing clinical staff.

Stacey Dobrinski, Ph.D., who specializes in severe treatment-resistant anxiety and OCD, will lead the training department as director of training. Dr. Dobrinsky’s mission is to develop both internal clinical training and curriculum and lead the external training team where she will design, develop and lead trainings and workshops for educators, clinicians and families. A founding faculty member and clinical director of the Mclean OCDI Jr. Program, Dr. Dobrinsky has over a decade of experience treating children and adolescents with OCD and anxiety disorders. She was trained by the IOCDF Behavioral Therapy Training Institute (BTTI) and is also certified in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD. Dr. Dobrinsky has presented on OCD, Anxiety, and ACT locally and nationally.

“This new training initiative will serve as a central resource for our community outreach program. Professionals and parents will have access to the most up-to-date evidence-based information for ongoing support, learning and education,” said Linda Geiger, CEO and co-founder of the Anxiety Institute. “Although we have been providing community education since our inception, we are delighted to officially launch the education service as part of our strategy to address the growing need for education surrounding acute anxiety.”

While education about acute anxiety disorders in children has always been needed, the COVID pandemic has increased that need exponentially. Anxiety symptoms have doubled during the pandemic, with 20% experiencing anxiety symptoms, according to the US Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy in a recent public health notice on the mental health problems facing young people.

To promote best practices, the Anxiety Institute Education Department will provide continuing education courses for therapy professionals on a variety of anxiety and OCD-related topics, as well as consolidate and publish access to research, book lists and scholarly articles. For parents, Anxiety Institute will provide workshops, readings and helpful information to enable them to be more capable and comfortable supporting their struggling children.

About The Anxiety Institute
Anxiety Institute is the only clinical research center specializing in acute anxiety disorders that uses advanced and proven techniques while caring for the patient in their local home environment. Using the latest in evidence-based treatments, our outpatient services focus on treating adolescents and young adults, while supporting their parents. Anxiety Institute is located at New Jersey and Connecticut. To learn more, visit

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