Break free
from the grip of anxiety.

Advanced treatment that empowers adolescents & young adults to reach their full potential.

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On-site, remote and in-home services that are:

compassionate

“I finally have a therapist that gets me and has helped change how I look at my anxiety.”

Jessica S.
Client

specialized

“A miracle…help that’s tuned in to our child’s specific anxiety issues.”

Scott B.
Parent

proven

“Unparalleled expertise that lets me refer with total confidence.”

Orla C.
Therapist

Anxiety Disorder Treatment serving Greenwich CT, Madison NJ, McLean VA, and surrounding areas

Why We're
Different

Anxiety Expertise

At Anxiety Institute, the sole focus is treating clients with anxiety and related disorders. We use only evidence-based techniques informed by research firmly based in the medical sciences. Our team has the specialized training and experience to achieve superior outcomes for our clients. Learn more about Our Approach

Guidance Pre-Admission

Our anxiety expertise is apparent from the first point of inquiry. Since many prospective clients are dispirited by prior experiences with therapy, the admissions team provides much-needed help and hope in getting reticent clients to believe they can confront and conquer their fears. Admissions will assess your child to help your family make an informed choice for appropriate placement. Contact our admissions team.

Individual Attention

Our unique approach provides more individual attention for clients compared to other acute anxiety programs. Each client receives ten hours a week of individualized treatment in our Intensive Day Program. A lead clinician is dedicated to your child, serving a maximum of three clients at any given time. This contrasts with typical intensive outpatient programs that predominantly offer group therapy sessions with clinicians managing a caseload of ten or more clients.

Customized Treatment Plans

Due to our focus on each individual and their family, treatment plans are more customized than other intensive programs. Each treatment plan is unique to the individual as opposed to dictated by a standardized group curriculum, typically at the core of most intensive programs. Learn more about our specialized services and custom programs.

Exposure Focused CBT Model

Our professionally trained clinical team utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as its core modality, incorporating second and third-wave CBT treatments, including Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Our approach employs daily Exposure Therapy which allows clients to gradually confront their fears, rewiring their brain by desensitizing the anxiety response. While other programs often teach only coping skills, Anxiety Institute focuses on mediating both short-term and enduring solutions. Learn the benefits of Exposure Therapy when treating anxiety.

Treatment in Your Local Home Environment

Anxiety Institute’s intensive outpatient treatment integrates the client’s local academic and social activities into their treatment plan, facilitating a more rapid and successful reintegration into their lives.

Parent Partnership

We provide parent coaching, support, and psychoeducation to facilitate and sustain recovery. Parents and their children learn new skills together, improving family dynamics and breaking the cycle of accommodation and avoidance. Learn more about our Parent Coaching Services.

Our Client Base

Due to our specialization, the typical client cohort has a similar profile – bright, good-natured, high-functioning adolescents and young adults who rely on avoidance and procrastination as their coping strategies for fear and anxiety.

Approach

Our Unique Treatment
for Anxiety.

From deep professional and personal experience, we’ve built an approach that combines highly customized, creative therapy with evidence-based protocols. The result: the most advanced treatment available to help adolescents and young adults free themselves from the grip of anxiety.

Read more about what we treat:
Anxiety Disorders
Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Behaviors
Trauma and Stress-Related Disorders

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Programs

Our Formula
for Success.

Confronting anxiety in teens involves much more than just treating the individual. Our distinctive programs combine services that integrate all aspects of life to deliver the most effective and enduring recovery possible.

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Hope & Insights

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A collection of our perspectives, guidance and updates

Meditation: Rumination

By Sarah Pauker
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VIDEO: This 10-minute meditation was prepared by Anxiety Institute particularly for adolescents and young adults to help them develop mindfulness techniques that cultivate awareness of their thoughts and emotions.

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