In the episode, Dr. Reid Wilson is interviewed. Reid is an internationally acknowledged expert on resourceful methods to treat anxiety disorders. He is Director of the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Chapel Hill and Durham, North Carolina, and is Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. In addition, Reid is author of the bestselling book, “Don’t Panic” and the co-author of “Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents”, as well as “Stop Obsessing!” and “Playing with Anxiety.” His most recent book is “Stopping the Noise in Your Head: the New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry.” Reid is a licensed Psychologist, a Founding Clinical Fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and a Fellow of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.
In this interview, he discusses his journey to becoming a therapist, the Four Moves in his treatment protocol for anxiety disorders, reasons why you should “want” what you are afraid of, the importance of working with the character of the client (and the therapist), and how it is important to separate clients’ identity from their problem.