Meet the Founders of RethinkAnxiety.com

Rethink Anxiety’s co-founders are energized, creative, skilled, and passionate about educating and empowering people.

In addition to founding Rethink Anxiety, Dr. Katy Fielder and Dr. Laura Huser established Anxiety Resource Center, LLC, where they provide traditional therapy and consulting services. They also are Clinical Partners with the Phoenix Campuses of University of Arizona College of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine, where they provide mental health training and clinical services to students.

They’ve also served as Affiliated Clinical Faculty with Arizona State University, Department of Counseling and Counseling Psychology, where they supervised Masters and Doctoral students in training.

They have:

  • Provided thousands of hours of compassionate, evidenced-based therapy to individuals and couples.

  • Facilitated trainings, lectures and workshops to local and national audiences.

  • Published their writing in peer-reviewed journals, textbooks, magazines, and newsletters.

  • Consulted with charitable, corporate, and educational organizations.

  • Completed advanced training in evidenced-based anxiety treatment protocols and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy.

Through all this work, they came to realize that the world needs a new way to think about anxiety.

It is their mission to provide a way to do just that.

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Dr. Laura Huser

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST

Education In Training

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University

Master of Counseling, Arizona State University

B.A. in Psychology, Suma Cum Laude, Arizona State University

  • Psychiatry Residency Training Program and Family Medicine Residency Training Program, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Doctoral Dissertation: Effects of Stress Inoculation plus Emotional Writing on Biological and Psychosocial Health (2002)

  • Master’s Internships: Arizona State University Counseling and Consultation

  • Master’s Thesis: Personality and Coping as Predictors of Well-Being Among Individuals with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection (2000)

Advanced Training

Advanced Training in Evidence Based Treatment:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

  • EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Retraining)

  • Relaxation and Stress Management

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • Desensitization

  • ERP (Exposure & Response Prevention)

 Contact Info

LAURA HUSER

Licenses:

  • Psychology: Arizona Board of Psychologists Examiners

  • Counseling: National Board of Certified Counselors

Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association

  • Arizona Psychological Association

  • Anxiety and Depression Disorders Association of American (ADAA)

  • Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing Foundation International Association (EMDRIA)

Work Experience:

  • Private Practitioner Specializing in Anxiety and Related Disorders

  • Affiliated Clinical Faculty, Arizona State University, Department of Counseling Psychology and Counseling

  • Affiliated Clinical Faculty, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus

  • Center Mental Health Consultant, Phoenix Job Corps

Speaking:

Invited to speak and/or present research findings on a variety of psychological issues related to stress and coping, anxiety and cardiac health, chronic health issues, and evidenced based treatment approaches to the following organizations:

  • American Psychological Association Annual Convention

  • Positive Psychology Annual Convention

  • John C. Lincoln Medical Center

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine

  • Society of Behavioral Medicine Annual Convention

  • Diabetes Education Center of Arizona

  • American Educational Research Center

Community Outreach:

  • Junior League of Phoenix Sustaining Member

  • Dayspring United Methodist Church

  • American Cancer Society

Dr. Katy Fielder

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST

Education In Training

Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Arizona State University

Master of Counseling, Arizona State University

B.A. in Elementary Education, Arizona State University

Doctoral Clinical Internships:

  • Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

  • Family Medicine Residency Training Program, Banner University Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Advanced Training

Advanced Training in Evidence Based Treatment:

  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)

  • EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Retraining)

  • Relaxation and Stress Management

  • Mindfulness Meditation

  • Desensitization

  • ERP (Exposure & Response Prevention)

  • Interoceptive Exposure

  • Graduated Exposure

 Contact Info

KATHERINE FIELDER

Licenses:

  • Psychology: Arizona Board of Psychologists Examiners

  • Counseling: National Board of Certified Counselors

Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association

  • Arizona Psychological Association

  • Anxiety and Depression Disorders Association of American (ADAA)

  • Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing Foundation International Association (EMDRIA)

  • Lifetime Member, Mended Hearts

Work Experience:

  • Affiliated Clinical Faculty, Arizona State University, Department of Counseling Psychology and Counseling

  • Affiliated Clinical Faculty, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus

  • Adjunct Faculty, Arizona State University West, Department of Psychology

  • Elementary School Teacher in Venezuela, Austria, and the United States

  • Business Office Manager, Associated Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgeons, Ltd.

Speaking:

Invited to speak on a variety of psychological issues related to stress and coping, women’s health, chronic health issues, and treatment approaches to the following organizations:

  • American Cancer Society

  • National Healing Corporation

  • National Alliance for Mental Illness

  • Diabetes Education Center of Arizona

  • The Mended Hearts, Inc.

  • Desert Southwest Conference of the United Methodist Church

  • Southwest Ambulance

Community Outreach:

  • Presentations and workshops on stress and coping provided to several local organizations and support groups, such as the John C. Lincoln Medical Center

  • Phoenix Baptist Hospital Cancer Research Center

  • The Cancer Center at Chandler Regional Hospital; and the Employee Assistance Professionals Association.

Publications & Research:

Fielder, K.V. (2006-2012) “Dear Dr. Katy” Desert Hearts, the official publication of the Mended Hearts, Inc., Arizona and Las Vegas Chapters.  (Advice column in monthly newsletter).

Fielder, K.V. & Robinson Kurpius, S.E. (2005). Marriage, Stress, and menopause: Midlife challenges and joys. Psicologia, 19 (1-2), 87-106. (Doctoral Dissertation)

Fielder, K.V. (2005). Understanding teen girls: Career and adolescent developmental perspectives. In S.E. Robinson Kurpius, B. Kerr, & Harkins, A.  (Eds.), Handbook for Counseling Girls and Women. Mesa, AZ: Nueva Science Press.

Robinson Kurpius, S.E. & Fielder, KV. (2005). Making dreams come true, “What will my future hold?”. In S.E. Robinson Kurpius, B. Kerr, & Harkins, A. (Eds.), Handbook for Counseling Girls and Women. Mesa, AZ: Nueva Science Press.

Fielder, K.V. & Garcia, A.A. (2001). Psychological terror in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks: Implications for physicians and patients. AzMed. Arizona Medical Association. pp. 16-20.

Robinson-Kurpius, S.E. & Fielder, K.V. (1998) Ethical issues and the health care setting. In S. Roth-Roemer, S. Robinson Kurpius, & C. Carmin (Eds.), The emerging role of counseling psychology in health care (pp. 55-73). New York: Norton.

Fielder, K.V. & Robinson Kurpius, S.E. (1998). Adjustment to breast cancer at midlife: Relationship satisfaction, body image, and menopausal symptomatology. (Master’s Thesis).

Huser, L.L., Fielder, K.V., Garcia, A.A. (2003). Psychological Assessment: An Important Pre-surgical Component prior to Gastric Bypass. Mayo Clinic.

Huser, L.L., Fielder, K.V., Garcia, A.A. (2003). Emotional Aspects of a Cancer Diagnosis. SEEK Conference. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society and Arrowhead Community Hospital.

Huser, L.L., Fielder, K.V., Garcia, A.A. (2003). Reclaiming your Sexuality. Women’s Retreat sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Huser, Laura L. (March, 2003). Effects of Stress Inoculation on Factors Related to Coronary Disease. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT.

Huser, L. L., & Foley Nicpon, M. Optimism and Coping Style as Predictors of Perceived College Stress in First Semester College Freshmen. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA, 2001.

Huser, L.L., Claiborn, C.D., Anderson, T.C. (2000, August). Social, Cultural, and Ethical Issues in HIV: New Perspectives. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association in Washington, D.C.

Huser, L., & Smith, B.W. (1998, August). Faith maturity and psychological well-being in undergraduate students. Paper presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco, California.

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