Press Kit

Areas of Expertise

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

  • Parenting stress
  • Managing stress and/or worry for all ages
  • Stress at home, family harmony
  • Stress in the workplace, optimizing emotional sustainability
  • Stress around unemployment
  • Academic stress and success
  • College applications stress and beyond
  • Childhood anxiety
  • OCD
  • Panic Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Value in psychological resilience and flexibility
  • Overcoming negative thinking
  • Handling losing and failure successfully
  • Strategies to overcome procrastination and perfectionism

Dr. Chansky's Books

Freeing Your Child from Negative Thinking, Second Edition
Hachette/Da Dacapo January 2020
Dutch, French translations (1st Edition)

Freeing Your Child from Anxiety, Second Edition
Harmony/Random House July, 2014
Chinese, Turkish, Korean translations (1st edition)

Freeing Yourself from Anxiety
Hachette/Da Capo February, 2012
Chinese, Dutch translations

Freeing Your Child from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Harmony/Random House July 2001

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 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 AnxietyFreeing Your Child from Negative Thinking and Freeing Your Child from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Her work has been translated into numerous languages. Her recent 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, parents, adults and couples, by offering simple, creative, and practical strategies for limiting the influence that anxiety has in the mind and in our lives. 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 numerous local and national television shows including: CN8 Your Morning, Inside Edition, Action News, TLC: Surviving Motherhood, and The Jane Pauley Show. She is a frequent radio and podcast guest.
Dr. Chansky has also been quoted in a wide variety of popular magazines and newspapers including: The New York TimesUS News and World ReportThe Washington Post, Parents Magazine,  and Real Simple. In 2004, she founded an educational website, to provide information about anxiety disorders for parents and teachers. Her blogs appear on Psychology Today, Your Tango, and Huffington Post. Her work has been translated into French, Turkish, Dutch, Chinese and Korean.

Press/Media Mentions of the Book and Author

Dr. Chansky is regularly interviewed in media outlets including: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Refinery29BustleRomperCosmopolitanParents, Real Simple, The London Telegraph she has been a frequent guest on NPR, BBC, and a variety of syndicated programs and podcasts.
See the press page for a listing of articles, interviews, and more.
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