B.S., Florida International University // M.D., UCE (San Pedro, DR)
Dr. Omar Canosa joins the Anxiety Institute with 15 years of experience as a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. After earning his doctorate in medicine in 1999, Omar completed his general psychiatry training at Temple University’s School of Medicine, and fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry Drexel University’s College of Medicine in Philadelphia. From 2008 to 2014, Omar worked for Atlantic Health’s Overlook Medical Center (Summit, NJ), where he spearheaded the evolution of an integrative and evidence-based pediatric eating disorder program. Omar has been in private practice since, providing comprehensive mental health treatment uniquely tailored to each patient's individual needs.
As an integrative psychiatrist, Omar incorporates a range of healing traditions into his clinical interventions. Intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), medical acupuncture, and qigong, Omar is dedicated to both addressing symptoms and problems, as well as to maximizing each client's wellbeing in all areas of life.
As Medical Director of Anxiety Institute, Omar works closely with the professional team to provide medical perspective on, and integrative guidance to, the psychological approaches of programming and treatment. He will consult individually with clients and families to discuss the potential benefits of medical treatment options, when applicable.
Omar is not as cool and collected as he might appear. He was an anxious kid, remains an anxious adult, and he's terribly afraid of spiders. Both his professional and personal experiences have taught him that one does not need to be anxiety-free to be free from anxiety. His inspiration is helping his patients, and their families, realize this same freedom, in their lives.