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

Coping with Isolation: Don’t get down in lockdown

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Dr. Smithyman and Dr. Stout have an updated discussion about the Coronavirus pandemic and ways to cope with staying at home.

Pan(ic)demic: Managing the Fear of Coronavirus

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Dr. Smithyman and Dr. Stout discuss Coronavirus and the psychology of panic and fear with modern pandemics.

Expose Yourself! How facing fear can reduce its power and change your outlook on anxiety.

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Dr. Stout and Dr. Smithyman introduce the fundamentals of exposure therapy and how and why it works in reducing anxiety's grip.

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.  

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