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Office of Anxiety Specialist

Dr. Shawn Nabors, Ph.D.

Dr. Nabors
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Dr. Shawn Nabors Ph.D. is a licensed therapist and a top anxiety specialist in the state of Michigan. Dr. Nabors has practiced as an anxiety specialist since 2015.  His clinical focus as an anxiety specialist is on the treatment of chronic anxiety issues in adults.


Dr. Nabors has extensive/advanced training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He is often sought out to treat chronic anxiety issues that have not been successfully addressed in other treatment environments.  He is particularly skilled at working with chronic anxiety disorders in teens and adults.  West Michigan has recognized Dr. Nabors as an experienced and skilled anxiety specialist who is committed to advancing the field of anxiety treatment and anxiety research.

Dr. Nabors uses an advanced CBT anxiety treatment program called Adaptive Anxiety Therapy. This advanced CBT program helps 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).

- Nabors, S., Cicchetti, R., Banerjee, S., Szirony, G., Blum, C, (2023). Perceived Anxiety Disorder Stigma: A Predictive Analysis. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences


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 over nine 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

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