Practice Owner & Specialist 


Dr. Shawn Nabors Ph.D. is mental health therapist & anxiety specialist in the state of Michigan. Dr. Nabors has been a West Michigan anxiety specialist since 2015.  He is considered a true anxiety specialist, his clinical focus is only on the treatment of individuals with moderate to severe anxiety issues.


Dr. Nabors is often sought out to treat challenging anxiety cases that have not been successfully addressed in other treatment environments.  He is particularly skilled at working with complicated cases of anxiety disorders in teens and adults.  West Michigan has recognized Dr. Nabors as a skilled anxiety specialist who is committed to advancing the field of anxiety treatment and anxiety research.

In 2016, Dr. Nabors pioneered a radical shift in the way anxiety is addressed and treated in West Michigan.  The Anxiety Treatment Center of West Michigan became the first practice in the state of Michigan to change from symptom-based anxiety treatment to adaptation-based anxiety treatment.  Dr. Nabors uses evidence-based psychotherapy and a structured anxiety therapy system called Adaptive Anxiety Therapy to help clients become better adapted to their anxiety by modifying harmful thinking & behavioral patterns.  As clients become better adapted to their anxiety they experience an increase in quality of life. 


Western Michigan University: 

Bachelors of Arts (B.A): Psychology 


Western Michigan University:

Masters of Arts (M.A.) Counseling Psychology

Walden University:  

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Counselor Education & Supervision


Nabors, S. (2022). Predictors of Perceived Anxiety Disorder Stigma in Adults with Anxiety Disorders (Order No. 29399525). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2730339605).


The Beck Institute:

Trained in advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety disorders 


Center for Cognitive Therapy/Christen Padesky

Training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for

  • ​Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Panic disorder

  • Social anxiety disorder

  • Anxiety-related personality disorders

  • Specific phobias

  • Health anxiety

Clinical Experience

Mental Health Anxiety Specialist 

Dr. Nabors has more than seven years of experience as an anxiety specialist exclusively treating moderate to severe anxiety disorders in children, teens, and adults. Dr. Nabors has extensive clinical experience in treating the following anxiety disorders/issues & anxiety-related disorders/issues

  • Specific Phobias

  • Panic Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Social Anxiety Disorder 

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder 

  • Avoidant Personality Disorder

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Somatic Symptom Disorder

  • Illness Anxiety Disorder

  • Selective Mutism Disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

  • Dependent Personality Disorder

  • Hoarding Disorder

  • Performance Anxiety

  • Athletic Performance Anxiety

  • Work Performance Anxiety

  • Fear of Flying

  • Fear of Failure