Other Resources:

Mindfulness & Meditation:

UCLA MARC Guided Meditation

UCSD Center for Mindfulness Meditation


Stop, Breathe & Think 


Apps, Websites & Other Information:

nOCD – OCD Self-Treatment App

The OCD Challenge

Understanding Your Health Coverage – from the IOCDF


Michelle featured on Your Anxiety Toolkit talking with Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT about Social Anxiety

Michelle featured on The OCD Stories talking with Stuart Ralph about ERP, Self Compassion and Common Humanity

Michelle featured on Talk Bravely talking with Dr. Kerry Moll about Anxiety, Coronavirus, and Building a Mental Health Practice

Michelle featured on Talk Bravely talking with Dr. Kerry Moll about Anxiety related to going back to work during and after Coronavirus

Michelle featured on AT Parenting Survival Podcast talking with Natasha Daniels and Dr. Allison Solomon about the red flags to watch for when working with an Anxiety or OCD therapist

Michelle featured on Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone talking with Paula Poundstone about OCD

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Suggested Books:

Anxiety & Panic:

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Panic
By: David Barlow & Michelle G. Craske

Mastery of Your Anxiety and Worry
By: David Barlow & Michelle G. Craske

What To Do When You Worry Too Much (good for younger kids)
By: Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

Brain Bullies - Standing Up To Anxiety and Worry
By: Brett Novick

Outsmarting Worry: An Older Kid’s Guide to Managing Anxiety (good for 9-12 year olds)
By: Dawn Huebner & Kara McHale

My Anxious Mind: A Teen’s Guide to Managing Anxiety and Panic
By: Michael A. Tompkins, Ph.D. & Katherine Martinez, Psy.D.

Coping Cat Workbook
By: Philip Kendall, Ph.D. & Kristina Hedtke, M.A.

Freeing Your Child From Anxiety
By: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Adults:

Getting Control
By: Lee Baer, Ph.D.

The Imp of the Mind
By: Lee Baer, Ph.D.

The Doubting Disease
By: Joseph W. Ciarrocchi

The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free From Obessive Compulsive Disorder
By: Bruce Hyman, Ph.D. and Cherry Pedrick, RN

Mastery of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Cognitive-Behavioral Approach Client Workbook
By: Edna Foa, Ph.D. and Michael J. Kozak

When a Family Member has OCD: Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioral Skills to Help Families Affected by Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
By: Jon Hershfield, LMFT

The Self-Compassion Workbook for OCD: Lean into Your Fear, Manage Difficult Emotions, and Focus On Recovery
By: Kimberley Quinlan, LMFT

Thriving in Relationships When You Have OCD
By: Amy Mariaskin, PhD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Teens and Kids:

Stuff That’s Loud (good for teens)
By: Ben Sedley PhD and Lisa Coyne PhD

What To Do When Your Child Has Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
By: Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D.

Freeing Your Child From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
By: Tamar Chansky, Ph.D.

Talking Back to OCD: The Program That Helps Kids and Teens Say “No Way” and Parents Say “Way to Go”
By: John S. March, MD, MPH

It’s Only A False Alarm (good for younger kids)
By: John Piacentini, Ph.D., Audra Langley & Tami Roblek

What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck (good for younger kids)
By: Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

Up and Down The Worry Hill
By: Aureen Pinto Wagner, Ph.D.

Blink, Blink, Clop, Clop: An OCD Storybook (good for younger children)
By: E. Katia Moritz, Ph.D.


Overcoming Compulsive Hoarding
By: Fugen Neziroglu, Jerome Bubrick Ph.D. and Jose A. Yaryura-Tobias

Buried In Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding
By: David Tolin, Randy Frost & Gail Steketee

Compulsive Hoarding & Acquiring Workbook
By: Gail Steketee & Randy Frost

Social Anxiety:

Managing Social Anxiety Workbook
By: Debra A. Hope, Richard G. Heimberg, & Cynthia L. Turk

Shy Bladder Syndrome: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Overcoming Paruresis
By: Steven Soifer, MSW PsyD; George Zgourides, PsyD; Joseph Himle, MSW PhD, Nancy Pickering

Social Anxiety Relief For Teens: A Step-by-Step CBT Guide to Feel Confident & Comfortable In Any Situation
By: Bredget Flynn Walker, PhD

Tics and Tourettes:

Managing Tourette Syndrome
By: Douglas W. Woods, John Piacentini, Susanna Chang, Thilo Deckersbach, Golda Ginsburg, Alan Peterson, Lawrence D. Scahill, John T. Walkup and Sabine Wilhelm

Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB):

What To Do When Bad Habits Take Hold
By: Dawn Huebner & Bonnie Matthews

Trichotillomania: An ACT-Enhanced Behavior Therapy Approach
By: Douglas W. Woods & Michael Twohig

Help for Hair Pullers
By: Nancy Keuthen

Overcoming Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors: A Comprehensive Behavioral Treatment for Hair Pulling and Skin Picking
By: Charles Mansueto PhD, Sherrie Mansfield Vavrichek LCSW-C and Ruth Goldfinger Golomb LCPC

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD):

Feeling Good About the Way You Look
By: Sabine Wilhelm, Ph.D.

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder
By: Katharine A. Phillips, MD

The Broken Mirror
By: Katharine A. Phillips, MD

Face to Face with Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Psychotherapy and Clinical Insights
By: Arie M. Winograd, LMFT

Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Mine and Yours: A Personal and Clinical Perspective
By: Scott Granet, LMFT

Understanding Body Dysmorphic Disorder
By: Katharine A. Phillips, MD

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Body Dysmorphic Disorder: A Treatment Manual
By: Sabine Wilhelm, Katharine A. Phillips, & Gail Steketee


The Happiness Trap
By: Russ Harris

Stuff That Sucks
By: Dr. Ben Sedley

How to Be Single and Happy
By: Dr. Jennifer Taitz

The Power of Ted (The Empowerment Dynamic)
By: David Emerald

The Go-Giver: A Little Story About A Powerful Business Idea
By: Bob Burg

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook
By: Dr. Matthew McKay, Dr. Jeffery Wood, and Dr. Jeffrey Brantly

The Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook
By: Kristin Neff PhD, Christopher Germer PhD


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Anxiety Therapy L.A. is a group practice founded by director Michelle Massi, LMFT. We specialize in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders using cognitive behavioral treatment. Our cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) treatments are individualized for a full range of psychological disorders. Each of our clinicians are licensed to practice in the state of California. Michelle Massi LMFT, Marni Baim LCSW, Nicholas Jewell PsyD, Rachel Kang LCSW, and Nadine Shoukry LMFT are trained and practice with the most current treatments supported by empirical research.