About Us and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Great Basin Behavioral Health

As many as 34% of adults will have experienced an anxiety disorder in their lifetimes.  The good news is, when working with well a trained clinical team, anxiety is not only the most common mental health condition, but the most treatable as well. 

The Anxiety Treatment Center of Nevada is part of Great Basin Behavioral Health, a locally owned and operated mental health agency that is committed to the Reno/Tahoe community.  


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

When we say all of our staff are professionally trained, we mean it.  100% of our core Anxiety Treatment staff are trained in CBT through The Beck Institute.  Why Beck?  Because Aaron T. Beck invented Cognitive Therapy in the 1960's, which is the most widely researched and empirically validated treatment for anxiety disorders.  Period.  

CBT helps people re-learn how to respond to negative, anxiety provoking thoughts and learn a new way to engage fully in life, one day at a time.  CBT takes all the automatic thoughts that cause anxiety and help the client learn how to make sense of it all... and do something different. 

Therapy kids

Our Client's

In addition to the general outpatient services offered at Great Basin Behavioral Health, The Anxiety Treatment Center of Nevada works with kids, adolescents, and adults of every age who struggle with stress and anxiety related problems and disorders.  

We specialize in working with 

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (Phobia)
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Stress and Adjustment Disorders
  • General Phobia and Avoidance
  • And Other Anxiety Disorders... 

Please remember, anxiety isn't all we treat!  Our staff at Great Basin Behavioral Health are also trained to work with other life struggles.  Visit our main site at https://www.greatbasinbehavioral.com to learn more. 

Our Clinical Team

It begins with the right training...

100% of our Core Treatment Team has been trained by the source.  Literally!  We endorse Cognitive Therapy, as devised by Aaron T. Beck, MD, in the 1960's. 


As a condition of being part of our team, we require all of our clinical staff to be trained by The Beck Institute in at least one area of concentration, including the treatment of anxiety disorders.  

This investment yields improved continuity throughout the program and agency and allows or improved outcomes that matter. 

Our Team Members

As The Anxiety Treatment Center site is an adjunct to our primary practice, please visit the staff information page on our agencies main site by clicking HERE to learn more about our team.

Our Commitment to Education

The commitment Great Basin Behavioral Health and The Anxiety Treatment Center of Nevada has made to education is significant.  In fact, we have made it our mission to become a staple resource in the mental health community and in our work toward helping the citizens of Northern Nevada.  

  • Our agency founded and annually funds The Jason Walenta Memorial Scholarship at UNR, which assists graduate students pay for coursework in psychology and mental health
  • We regularly have 1-2 graduate student interns completing their clinical training onsite through our partnership with the University of Nevada, Reno, Boise State University, as well as several online universities
  • Great Basin Behavioral Health as an agency sponsors local non-profits and schools and provides community training and pro-bono services (such as mental health triage and case management for local physician groups).  
  • Three of our team members are nearly complete in their doctoral training, specializing in the use of CBT and anxiety disorders.  Further, several of our staff are nationally board certified and/or have dual licensure in mental health and substance treatment.