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Above is the logo for The Anxiety and Stress Disorders Institute of Maryland, LLP , where I work Mondays & Wednesdays


Quote from ASDI brochure:  "The mission of ASDI is to deliver the highest quality care to patients suffering from anxiety, stress, and trauma-related problems.  Every patient recieves a comprehensive individualized assessment and treatment plan based upon state-of-the-art knowledge in the field.  Our staff of experienced specialists includes psychologists, social workers, prfessional counselors, and behavioral specialists.  Many of our staff are also engaged in professional training activities locally and nationally.



Our general philosophy is immensely practical:

To help each patient reach his or her own goals for recovery in the most personally compatible, effective, and lasting manner".


To arrange a consultation or for further information, please contact either Dr. Shearer (410-938-8452) or Dr. Winston (410-938-8454). You may also contact ASDI by e-mail at . Phone calls are usually more expedient, but may not be answered until the next business day.

For questions regarding ASDI's fear of flying program, either Dr Shearer (410-938-8452) or I (410-236-1470) can answer any questions you may have. Or you can email me at

(please remember that email communications cannot be considered truly  confidential)



If you live in the Westminster area and wish to utilize in-network benefits as a private client rather than as an ASDI client, please specify this when you call.  ASDI is an out-of-network provider.  I can take SOME insurances at my private practice.  If you see me as a private client, it is your responsibility to call your insurance provider to obtain treatment authorization, copay levels, and number of allowable sessions prior to beginning treatment.

NOTE: At this point all new clients seen at the ASDI office location will be considered ASDI clients. 

This means you will not be able to utilize in-network insurance benefits that you might be able to utilize if you were seeing me in my Westminster office.  Instead, you will be seen as an out-of-network ASDI client.  This may result in higher cost to you.



Links to ASDI articles you may find helpful 

bridgeInformation about fear of flying, flying after 9/11, hoarding, OCDPanic Disorder, etc can be found on the ASDI website.


Intake forms for new ASDI clients can be downloaded here


Information on how to find the main ASDI office can be found here.  My office is located in Room 173 on the first floor of the Gibson Building