The Anxious In Austin’s Podcast

The Anxious in Austin podcast features two Austin psychologists, Dr. Marianne Stout and Dr. Thomas Smithyman, who practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and focus on anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Learn more at www.anxietyaustin.com

Big Returns from Small Talk

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Dr. Stout and Dr. Smithyman explore the research on "social snack" or minimal social interactions and how they serve to help with mood and longevity.

How to Help Your Anxious Loved One

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Dr. Smithyman and Dr. Stout discuss how loved ones can help someone struggling anxiety without making it worse.  

Can Meditation Reduce Anxiety?

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Dr. Stout and Dr. Smithyman discuss the research as well as their clinical and personal experience with meditation and its affect on anxiety.

Tell Anxiety to Take a Hike! Treating Anxiety with Exercise

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Dr. Stout and Dr. Smithyman discuss research on how and why exercise can improve anxiety, with specific attention on panic disorder and social anxiety.

Feeling Burnt Out? Self-Care May Help

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Dr. Stout and Dr. Smithyman explore the timely topic of burn out and self-care.  Listen as they tackle their first transcontinental podcast!

Befriending the Creepy Crawlies: An Interview with Dr. Christine Leyva

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Dr. Smithyman and Dr. Stout interview colleague Dr. Christine Leyva to better understand what treating a cockroach phobia looks like and how this can apply to all simple phobias.  Enjoy!

Team Spirit: Group Therapy for Anxiety

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Dr. Stout and Dr. Smithyman discuss the benefits of group therapy in treating anxiety disorders and why it works.  

Fix Your Relationship with Anxiety

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Are you in an abusive relationship with your anxiety?  Dr. Smithyman and Dr. Stout discuss the fundamental shift necessary for successful treatment: changing your relationship with your anxiety.  Listen as they explore how your perspective of anxiety influences its impact.

Understanding PTSD: An Interview with Dr. Ryan Douglas

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Dr. Smithyman and Dr. Stout interview PTSD expert and colleague, Dr. Ryan Douglas, to learn about how to diagnose and treat this painful disorder.

Want to Get Ahead? Try Self-Compassion!

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Dr. Smithyman and Dr. Stout discuss the many benefits of self-compassion including increasing motivation, happiness, resiliency, drive, positive body image, and calmness.  

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