Break free
from the grip of anxiety.

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

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

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 
Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

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About us

Why We're
Different

Our therapeutic approach distinguishes itself through its intensive and personalized treatment, delivering effective and enduring results, with 96% of our clients reporting reduced anxiety or depression.

Achieving Superior Outcomes

Anxiety Institute leads in anxiety and OCD treatment with our advanced, proven model.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is among the most comprehensive in the U.S., offering unmatched care. Utilizing measurement-based care informed by client and parent input, we achieve outstanding results:

90% of clients reintegrate into academics or work post-IOP, and 95% maintain participation six months later. Additionally, 96% report reduced anxiety or depression levels post-treatment.

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Gold Standard Treatment

Exclusively treating anxiety and OCD, we adhere to evidence-based techniques rooted in rigorous research.

Our clinical team, all with advanced degrees, undergoes continuous specialized training. Clients consistently report high satisfaction, with 96% praising our professional and competent staff. Each year, we train thousands of clinicians on effective OCD treatment through our Pro Series and OCD Intensive classes.

Personalized Attention

Our approach offers more individualized care than traditional acute anxiety and OCD programs.

Each client in our Intensive Day Program receives ten hours of personalized treatment weekly, with a lead clinician dedicated to a maximum of three clients. This contrasts with typical programs where clinicians treat ten or more clients. Our focus on individual needs results in highly customized treatment plans, with 97% of clients and parents reporting strong therapist relationships and understanding of clinical needs.

Expertise in Exposure Therapy

Our clinical team employs evidence-based techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Daily in-person exposure therapy helps clients confront fears, reducing anxiety responses. We focus on both short-term and long-term solutions, with 95% of clients confident in our approach post-treatment.

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In-Person Therapeutic Connections

We prioritize in-person therapeutic relationships, which are crucial for effective treatment.

Face-to-face interactions allow clinicians to better gauge nonverbal cues, establish trust, and provide personalized care. This fosters a sense of safety and comfort, essential for clients with anxiety and OCD. In-person sessions also enable real-time adjustments, enhancing the therapeutic experience and promoting better outcomes.

Real-World Skill Building for Clients and Parents

Unlike residential treatment options, our IOP integrates clients’ local academic and social activities, ensuring smooth reintegration into daily life.

We provide extensive parental support, including coaching and psychoeducation, to sustain progress. Collaborative skill-building sessions improve family dynamics and overcome avoidance patterns. Parents appreciate our approach, with 93% noting responsiveness and flexibility from therapists, and 90% feeling well-informed about progress.

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Trusted by the Community

Our program is highly recommended by past clients and professionals.

We receive 83% of our IOP referrals and 76% of one-on-one therapy referrals from recommendations. We also partner with organizations like NAMI and IOCDF, providing ongoing parent training and support.

Our Clients

We serve bright, high-functioning adolescents and young adults who struggle with avoidance and procrastination to manage anxiety.

Common diagnoses include generalized anxiety disorder, social phobia, and OCD spectrum disorders, often with major depressive disorder (29%) and ADHD (15%). Our clients range from younger teens (13-15), older teens (16-18), to college students and recent graduates (19-25).

Family-Owned Compassionate Care

Unlike profit-driven, private equity-owned health companies, we focus on personalized, compassionate care.

Our program, inspired by a founder’s search for specialized treatment for her own child, is driven by commitment, passion, and personal experience, ensuring high-quality, empathetic care for all our clients.

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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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“Beyond grateful for all you and the team have done to help our daughter. There is an extra bounce in her step today, something I haven’t seen in a very, very long time. She is proud of her achievement and told me she hasn’t felt this happy in forever. Wanted you to know that and express my appreciation.”

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“My son has created a new life for himself which includes going to social events even if his friends are not attending, participating in school full time, joining clubs, and enjoying his hobbies.”

Parent of Anxiety Institute Teen

“I came to Anxiety Institute when I was at my worst, with little hope left. The therapists I met there changed my life and helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life. Everyone was so kind and compassionate. Anxiety Institute saved my life, and I owe so much of my success to them. I will be forever grateful for the treatment I received there.”

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