The Midwest Center for Stress & Anxiety is located in Los Angeles, California. The company is a commercial provider of self-help, nutritional supplements and personal coaching designed to help patrons conquer stress and anxiety.
The company offers treatment in the form of audio CDs, guidebooks and personal coaching sessions. While the Center claims to have helped over 60 million people since its start in 1983, many former participants in the program claim the operation is a scam intended to prey on those seeking quick relief from mental health issues. The company frequently advertises using late-night TV infomercials, and many users on the consumer watchdog site Complaints Board report ineffective treatment strategies, underhanded business tactics and difficulty receiving refunds for returned materials.