Current Projects

Strategies to Treat Anxiety Research Study (STARS)

Anxiety is the most common adult mental health condition. However, access to treatment is often limited by lack of providers, expense, or long waitlists. This study will begin to address the above problem in two phases by developing and testing a brief intervention for anxiety delivered by trained non-specialist providers. This project is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences through the Nevada INBRE.


Clinical trials identifier: NCT05398016

Study status: We are NOW RECRUITING participants who are 18 years or older and have symptoms of anxiety. Please call 702-895-5973 or email if you are interested in learning more or determining your eligibility.

If you are eligible, study participation entails the following:
  • 8 weekly sessions of a brief intervention for anxiety delivered by a trained and supervised coach.
  • Up to 5 assessment sessions (combination of in-person and Zoom/telephone) to answer questions about anxiety symptoms, mood, and well-being.
  • Certain visits must be done on-campus at UNLV (we offer free parking vouchers). Other visits can be done remotely.

Participants must agree to have their assessment and intervention sessions must be audio recorded for study purposes.

Participants can receive up to $155 (total) for completion of assessment visits. Intervention sessions are offered free of charge.

Please contact us at 702-895-5973 or to find out more!