Robin Zasio, Psy.D., LCSW
9300 Tech Center Drive, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95826
Dr. Robin Zasio, Psy. D., LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She has been specializing in treating OCD and anxiety disorders for the past 18 years and has extensive experience in utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Exposure and Response Prevention techniques while working in inpatient, outpatient, and partial hospitalization settings. In 2005 she developed The Anxiety Treatment Center, Inc. and later The Cognitive Behavior Therapy Center and Compulsive Hoarding Center, all located in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Zasio has a private practice providing individual, group and family therapy services, in addition to supervising interns who are learning to treat anxiety disorders. Dr. Zasio was the President of the Sacramento Valley Psychological Association from 2003-2005 and currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Board, Clinical Advisory Board and Speakers Bureau for The International OCD Foundation. Dr. Zasio is the Author of THE HOARDER IN yOU: How to Live a Happier, Healthier, Uncluttered Life and a featured doctor on the A&E hit series, emmy nominated show HOARDERS. She is the host of My Extreme Animal Phobia on Animal Planet.
Intensive Outpatient Treatment Program (IOP)
Areas of Expertise
We use Exposure and Respnse Prevention (ERP) techniques, which are based in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). While this outcome can be enhanced with the implementation of medications, we have found that many people benefit from therapy alone. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has two components. First, it helps to change thinking patterns (cognitions) that have prevented individuals from overcoming their fears. And second, the behavioral component helps individuals to slowly come in contact with their fears. This is done through Exposure and Ritual Prevention Therapy (ERP) and is designed to systematically desensitize one to their fears. This treatment is exceptionally effective and produces remarkable results, allowing individuals to learn that they can successfully face their fears. Repeatedly facing one's fears and learning to manage the uncomfortable feelings and thoughts associated with these fears allows the anxiety to gradually fade away. Situations in which the fears may have caused anxiety that were previously paralyzing can become manageable. The person learns he can choose to "flee" or "fight", and what was once a "flight" response may become nothing more than an acknowledgement of the fear.