Child and Adolescent Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are frequently related to specific situations or objects, or could manifest as generalized worry about a variety of circumstances.  Treatment includes education and cognitive-behavioral skills related to addressing anxiety symptoms in children/adolescents as well as helping parents learn to support exposure instead of accommodating their child's anxious avoidance. 

Our programming focuses on treating 4 distinct diagnostic categories:

  1.  Anxiety Disorders
  2. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (including Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as hair pulling and skin picking)
  3. Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders
  4. Somatic Symptoms and Related Disorders. 


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. 

  • 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. 

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

Anxiety Disorders

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

  • 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. Also see the page for our intensive program:

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