Anxiety disorders are frequently related to specific situations/objects or generalized worry about a variety of circumstances. Oftentimes, individuals with anxiety disorders may have co-occurring depressive symptoms and physical symptoms such as tension, pain, or fatigue. These disorders are common and most are considered treatable through a variety of evidence-based techniques which are described below. 

Our programming focuses on treating 4 distinct diagnostic categories: Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (including Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as hair pulling and skin picking), Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders, and Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders. 

Anxiety, OCD, and Trauma Treatment 

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive fear and anxiety, which often result in avoidance and other behavioral disturbances. This category includes:

  • Separation Anxiety
  • Selective Mutism
  • Specific Phobia
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

Obsessive-compulsive and related disorders may involve obsessions (intrusive thoughts or urges), compulsions (repetitive behaviors or mental acts), and/or recurrent body-focused repetitive behaviors. This category includes:

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder
  • Hoarding Disorder
  • Trichotillomania (Hair-pulling)
  • Excoriation (Skin-Picking)

Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders

Trauma- and stressor-related disorders are marked by psychological distress and related behavioral changes following a traumatic or stressful experience. This category includes:

  • Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Acute Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment Disorder

Somatic Symptom and Related Disorders

Somatic symptoms and related disorders have characteristic features related to preoccupation with perceived or diagnosed medical conditions. This category includes:

  • Somatic Symptom Disorder
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder (formerly Hypochondriasis) 
  • Conversion Disorder
  • Factitious Disorder