Endorsed by a breadth of anxiety specialists: clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, social workers, psychiatrists, family practice physicians, & university professors alike.
What others have to say about Anxiety Disorders Made Simple:
A wonderfully practical handbook with straightforward illustrations drawn from experience to inform sensible and systematic application of therapeutic concepts to everyday practice.
Lee Wang, M.D.
Psychiatrist, Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
Dr. van Ingen's holistic, evidence-based approach to anxiety is inspiring. Packed with multiple specific, concrete, and accessible examples, this book is a helpful resource for practitioners and clients alike.
Stacy Freiheit, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Augsburg College
Cleverly thoughtful and chock-full of easy-to-read and practical advice, Dr. van Ingen has successfully given both clinicians and consumers valuable tools and insights to address one of the mental health fields most common and challenging psychiatric disorders--Anxiety. The book (“Anxiety Disorders Made Simple: Treatment Approaches to Overcome Fear and Build Resiliency”) makes a laudable contribution to the application and treatment of anxiety disorders by extracting often heavily theoretical ideas and perspectives, and translating them into meaningful and common-sense clinical strategies and techniques. With a robust array of clinical examples and pertinent vignettes that skillfully illustrate a wide-spectrum of anxiety-based disorders, Dr. van Ingen has proven himself to be not only a sophisticated clinician, but also an inspiring teacher. His book has a fresh approach that is delightfully “laser beam” in its focus and execution. Above all, it offers a wealth of practicality and wisdom that makes it a “must-read” for anyone interested in dealing with the challenges of anxiety and its complex manifestations.
James M. Riggio, Ph.D.
John D. Dingell VA Medical Center
Dr. van Ingen has nailed it! He effectively combined scientist-practitioner and lay understandings of core concepts related to assessment & intervention in a friendly read for providers and consumers alike. From the very first pages, including a beautifully written acknowledgements section and relevant review of the literature, through the final paragraphs, including resources for providers and consumers, Anxiety Disorders Made Simple is a must have for the professional clinician’s library. As a clinician, I learned a lot by reading this book. I am encouraged knowing Dr. van Ingen’s unique style of articulating evidence based practices will help the masses manage their anxiety via this publication, a highly complex, evidence based resource made simple. As an educator in general, I applaud Dr. van Ingen’s use of clear syntax as well as prose that are illuminated by captivating analogies and case examples.
Jameson C. Lontz, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Blue Mountain Neuropsychological Associates
Assistant Professor of Counselor Education &
Master of Counseling Program Director
Dr. van Ingen’s book, “Anxiety Disorders Made Simple: Treatment Approaches to Overcome Fear and Build Resiliency” is of great value to any clinician who practices, or who wants to practice, Cognitive Behavioral psychotherapy. Evidence-based treatment is an essential component of the contemporary practice of psychotherapy, and Dr. van Ingen presents both the theory and clinical application of Cognitive Behavioral psychotherapy, which has an impressive track record in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Anxiety reduction, given its widespread prevalence in clinical settings, is a component of all treatment plans. Whether you are a psychotherapist who wants to incorporate elements of this approach into your treatment repertoire, or are developing the skills to become a Cognitive Behavioral psychotherapist this book is essential reading.
Alan F. Dubro, Ph.D.
Tarrytown, New York
Anxiety Disorders Made Simple is a comprehensive guide to treating anxiety that includes all of the top cognitive-behavioral anxiety management strategies as well as valuable information about the therapeutic relationship, diet, and exercise. Adeptly directed toward clinicians, Daniel van Ingen, Psy.D. supports his work with neuroscience and research while still delivering his promise to keep it simple. Dr. van Ingen provides dozens of useful proven strategies with his own creative twists and original ideas based on his clinical experience. He artfully utilizes metaphors, thoughtful quotes, and case examples to effectively illustrate his ideas and keep the reader engaged. The table of contents makes this a great reference guide to easily access his techniques.
Jennifer L. Abel, Ph.D. author of Active Relaxation and Resistant Anxiety, Worry, and Panic: 86 Practical Treatment Strategies for Clinicians.
Superbly edited and written......Its depth and breadth are impressive. This book is particularly well suited for professionals in mental health. A must read book by practitioners who want to learn evidence-based approaches for treating anxiety disorders.
Magn Nyang, Ed.D.
Minnesota Multicultural Counseling and consultant Inc.
Author of Acculturation of Ethiopian and Somali Immigrant Adolescents: Acculturation Orientation of Immigrant Youths in the United States
I am impressed, inspired and invigorated by reading Anxiety Disorders made Simple. I appreciate the clearly delineated interventions and the ease with which you discuss differences and similarities among anxiety problems. I feel your writing and your explanations cultivate approaching clients from a strengths perspective which also captures your amazing healing spirit. Bravo on your synthesis of interventions from interoceptive exposure to mindfulness and the value of acceptance. Your rich synthesis of interventions is clinical treasure.
Kileen Smyth, MSW, LICSW
Mayo Clinic Department of Psychiatry & Psychology
Dr. van Ingen has combined his expertise and experience to create a concise and user-friendly toolkit. As a psychologist specializing in anxiety disorders, I am thrilled to have a new and insightful resource, chock full of both traditional and cutting-edge ideas and wisdom. Dr. van Ingen's willingness to share his knowledge with fellow therapists is inspiring.
Patricia H. Price, PsyD
Psychologist, Private Practice
Anxiety Disorders Made Simple: Treatment Approaches to Overcome Fear and Build Resiliency is an excellent reference for anxiety disorders and their interventions. As a Family Practitioner, anxiety is frequently encountered in the outpatient clinical setting and the benefit of having a good resource that one can refer to cannot be overstated. This book's easy reading and many vignettes drives home the similarities and differences of anxiety disorders and their associated treatment modalities. It is a tool that presents anxiety in a concise and understandable way. It truly is anxiety made simple.
Ndidi Madu, D.O.