Dr. Carolyn Daitch Ph.D

Dr. Carolyn Daitch, an internationally renowned psychologist, trainer, author, and presenter, teaches individuals and groups to recognize and manage stress and anxiety. Dr. Daitch, who has 35 years of thriving clinical experience, is the director of the Center for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Her proven approach has also helped countless clients learn how to successfully navigate the inevitable challenges of their lives.

She offers a set of practical and effective tools that empower people to manage a variety of emotional triggers in their lives. With the right tools, individuals can stay calm in stressful situations. With the right tools, those who are easily triggered can learn to tone down and manage their emotional responses.

She is frequently invited to speak about anxiety and affect regulation at international conferences and as a keynote speaker at these conferences. Her work has earned her numerous awards from professional organizations.

Carolyn is often interviewed by other colleagues, the press, and has appeared on radio and television. Her approaches have been referenced in The Wall Street Journal, the Orlando Sentinel, The Huffington Post, Parents Magazine, Bay State Parent Magazine, The Oakland Press, and American Diversity Report among other publications.

Dr. Daitch is a certified and approved consultant and an elected fellow with the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. Carolyn is also a certified Imago Relationship therapist. She was further honored as an elected fellow of The Michigan Psychological Association. Carolyn is a consultant with the University of Michigan School of Medicine’s Department of Complementary and Alternative Research. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Michigan.

She is the author of four books and the producer of seven audio recordings on anxiety, sleep and emotional management. In recognition of her expertise, Dr. Daitch is also frequently invited by her colleagues to be a contributing author to a variety of books and journals. (See list of publications below)



The Road to Calm Workbook: Life-Changing Tools to Stop Runaway Emotions (co-authored with Lissah Lorberbaum). W.W. Norton, 2016.

Anxious in Love: How to Manage Your Anxiety, Reduce Conflict and Reconnect with Your Partner (co-authored with Lissah Lorberbaum). New Harbinger, 2012.

Anxiety Disorders: The Go-To Guide for Clients and Therapists. W.W. Norton, 2011.

Affect Regulation Toolbox: Practical and Effective Hypnotic Interventions for the Over-Reactive Client. W.W. Norton, 2007. Awarded: Arthur Shapiro Award for Best Book on Hypnosis.

Book Chapters

“Dialing Down Distress: Affect Regulation in Intimate Relationships” in Clinical Pearls of Wisdom: Leading Therapists Offer Essential Insights, Edited by Kerman, M., W.W. Norton, 2010.

“Ten Commandments for Repairing Arguments” in Ten Commandments for Couples, Edited by Zeig, J. & Kulbatski, T., Zeig, Tucker & Theisen, 2012.

“Affect Regulation” in Clinician’s Guide to Medical and Psychological Hypnosis, Edited by Elkins, G., Springer Publications, 2017.

Journal Articles

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, and Hypnosis as Treatment Methods for Generalized Anxiety Disorder
American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, Volume 61, 2018 – Issue 1

Hypnotherapeutic Treatment for Anxiety-Related Relational Discord: A Short Term Hypnotherapeutic Protocol: American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 2014.

When a White Coat Fear is Really a White Coat Fear: Implications of Sexual Violation by a Physician by Multi Health Care Professionals: European Journal For Person Centered Health Care, K. A. Kubo Slowik, C. Daitch, L. Elconin, M. Horowitz, W. Kestenberg, J. Sobol, N. Wicks, N. Withheld, 2014.


Michigan Society of Clinical Hypnosis:

  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • President’s Award for Recognition of Accomplishments in the Field of Hypnosis

American Society of Clinical Hypnosis:

  • Award of Merit for Knowledge, Understanding and Application of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Presidential Award
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Clinical Wisdom, Teaching and Writing

Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis:

  • Arthur Shapiro Award, Best Book on Hypnosis – 2008

Best of Farmington Award:

  • Doctors/Psychologists – 2015 and 2016

Elected Offices

Carolyn’s peers recognize her expertise and have elected her to leadership roles in her professional societies. Below are some of the offices she has held:

  • President, Michigan Society of Clinical Society — three terms
  • Secretary, Division 30, American Psychological Association
  • Vice-President, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis — two terms
  • Member at Large, Psychology, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Board of Governors, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
  • Education Co-chair, Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis