Press Kit

Dr. Chansky is available to offer professional expertise in general on stories relating to anxiety, depression and negativity for children, teens and adults. Specific topics include:

  • Managing stress and/or worry
  • Stress at home
  • Stress in the workplace
  • Stress around unemployment
  • Parenting stress
  • Childhood anxiety
  • OCD
  • Value in psychological resilience and flexibility
  • Overcoming negative thinking
  • Handling losing and failure successfully
  • Strategies to overcome procrastination and perfectionism

Basic Information about Her Books:

Full Title of Latest Book: Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want

Short Title of Latest Book: Freeing Yourself from Anxiety

Author: Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D.

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Publisher: Da Capo/Perseus - book page on their site

Publication Date: January 31, 2012

Press Contact: Lissa Warren VP, Senior Director of Publicity, Da Capo Lifelong Books, phone: 617-252-5212, email:

Overview of Freeing Yourself from Anxiety:

We all know what is healthy to think and what is not, much like we know that eating an apple is better than gorging on donuts. But once we start thinking anxious thoughts, it is tough to move from the disaster in our heads to the reality in our lives. Our brain can, with all good intentions, ruin our day. The roadmap to happiness can be found in Freeing Yourself from Anxiety. Unlike most guides, Dr. Tamar Chansky's book explains that the solution is not positive thinking, but possible thinking. Armed with her strategies, readers can achieve accurate perceptions of their lives that can liberate them from fear and perfectionism. For the 25 percent of Americans who have an anxiety problem, Freeing Yourself from Anxiety provides the step-by-step tools for living a more optimal and successful life.

Past Publications:

The following books are part of the "Freeing Your Child" series:

  • Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking [DaCapo, 2008; also in French]
  • Freeing Your Child from Anxiety [Broadway Books/Three Rivers Press, 2004; also in Chinese, Korean and Turkish]
  • Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder [Three Rivers Press, 2000]

Biographical Information for the Author

Name: Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D.

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Short Bio:

Dr. Tamar Chansky is a licensed psychologist, the Founder and Director of the Children's and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Dr. Chansky is also the author of the numerous popular books on overcoming anxiety and negative thinking, these include: Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking and Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Her work has been translated into numerous languages. Her latest book, Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want, offers adults powerful, practical and easy to implement strategies for leading their life on a different track than the worry track.

Long Bio:

Dr. Chansky has devoted her professional life to "making the mind a safer place to live" for children, teenagers and adults. This has been her focus since the late 1980s when, in graduate school, she studied cognitive-behavior therapy for anxiety. Since 1995, she has been working as a specialist in anxiety disorders for all ages. In 1999, she founded the Children's Center for OCD and Anxiety in Plymouth Meeting, PA; having broadened the focus to include adults with anxiety, the Center was renamed, The Children's and Adult Center for OCD and Anxiety.

Dr. Chansky has appeared on local and national television shows including: CN8 Your Morning, Inside Edition, Action News, TLC: Surviving Motherhood, and The Jane Pauley Show. She has frequently been interviewed on radio programs including NPR's: Voices in the Family with Dr. Dan Gottlieb, with Dr. Alex Barzvi on Sirius XM Doctor Radio, with Lisa Belkin on Sirius Radio, Dr. Laura on Oprah Radio.

Dr. Chansky has also been quoted in a wide variety of popular magazines and newspapers including: The New York Times, US News and World Report, Parents Magazine, Parenting, Redbook, Child, and Working Mother. In 2004, she founded an educational website, to provide information about anxiety disorders for parents and teachers. She has blogged on Huffington Post on resilience and optimism for adults and her work has been translated into French, Turkish, Chinese and Korean.

Press / Media Mentions of the Book and Author:

Dr. Chansky has been quoted in The New York Times: Science Times and The Magazine; she has been a frequent guest on NPR's Dan Gottlieb, Voices in the Family, her work has been quoted in Parents, Good Housekeeping, Redbook and Child.

See the PRESS page for a listing of articles, interviews, and more.

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