Anxiety Disorders can be debilitating.  One can lose the person they once were.  What if there was a program specifically designed to help reduce anxiety symptoms and give you the life you always wanted? The Anxiety Center at Renew offers effective, research-based treatment for anxiety issues when individual counseling is not enough.  The state of the art Anxiety program uses ACT, DBT-S, ERP and MBCT.

It is time to stop striving and start living again. It is time to do something for you, to get you back.  You are worth fighting for.

Serving Adults and Adolescents (coming soon)

Has anxiety stripped you of your ability to enjoy life? Have overwhelming emotions robbed your sense of joy? Maybe the shadow of shame is so long and dark you can’t recognize the person you once were. You may wonder what change looks like or what help is available to navigate the seasons of life.

The Anxiety Center strives to teach clients to accept anxiety, choose to move beyond it and take action using evidence-based treatment options. Online screens offered below.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Overall feelings of anxiety and worry throughout the day in a variety of situations. These thoughts and feelings create a cycle of constant and uncontrollable anxiety, worry and fear.
Do you:
  • Feel overly and uncontrollably worried
  • Become easily tired, fatigued, irritable or unable to concentrate
  • Constantly feel stuck, worthless, or depressed
  • Have these feelings/actions caused impairment in your daily life?
Click here for a Generalized Anxiety Disorder Screening
Panic Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Discoder
A Specific Phobia

Although widely accepted as the most common mental illness in the U.S. affecting 18% of the population (40 million adults) (NIMH, 2016) (Kessler, Chiu, Demler, & Walters, 2005) and one of the most physically and financially costly ($65 billion annually in the US in 1994) (Rice, 1999), Anxiety Disorders are frequently bundled and treated under the “General Mental Health” classification with substance abuse or depression while specialized, targeted anxiety treatments are considered gratuitous. While conceding that co-morbidity with other disorders is both high and challenging to demarcate cause from effect, almost $23 billion of the costs noted above are associated with the repeated use of health care services as people with anxiety disorders seek relief for symptoms that mimic physical illnesses (Rice, 1999; The HSM Group, 2012), instead of receiving targeted, evidence-based treatment for the actual cause: an anxiety disorder.  The Anxiety Center strives to teach clients to accept anxiety, choose to move beyond it and take action using evidence-based treatment options.

Anxiety disorders happen when excessive anxiety interferes with everyday activities such as going to work or school or spending time with friends or family. Anxiety disorders are serious mental illnesses affecting more than 40 million Americans (18% of the adult population). That would mean that approximately 234,000 individuals are struggling with a diagnosable anxiety disorder within an hour drive of The Anxiety Center at Renew Counseling. (According to the US Census Reporter approximately 1.3 million adults (18-64) live in the KC metropolitan.) Research has also discovered that anxiety disorders are more than twice as common in women (who make up 51% of the local population) than men. Sadly, regardless of gender, the Healthcare Foundation of Greater Kansas City found that 41% of anxiety disorders go untreated (The HSM Group, 2012).

Kori Hintz-Bohn

Founder & Executive Director

She currently oversees Renew and leads various groups in the Intensive Outpatient Program.

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Jamie Harris

Jamie offers a powerful combination of evidence-based technique and a nurturing presence in both her private practice and leading groups in the IOP.

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Anna Dietz-Henk

Anna has worked extensively with various forms of anxiety, including generalized anxiety and panic disorder, along with depression, bipolar disorder, life transition, and struggles with change, loss, and stress.

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Moses Tabe Ambilichu, MD

Dr. Moses Ambilichu, MD see's patients at Renew once a week.  He is also available those who are in the IOP.  For an appointment, please call him at (888) 410-5230 or go to Success Health System to learn more about his services.

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Melissa Umscheid

Community Relations Liaison

She currently oversees marketing for the Adult and Adolescent IOPs.

The Anxiety Center Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Designed to support all anxiety disorders, the short-term intensive program strives to teach patients to accept anxiety, choose to move beyond it and take action using evidence-based treatments.  Psychopharmacological consultation and referral to community partners for Psychological testing as needed.

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