Bethesda, Maryland

The Anxiety Institute nearest you is in...
McLean, VA

At Anxiety Institute, we offer specialized, long-lasting solutions for youth, families and adults grappling with OCD, anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. Our team of professionals serving residents of Bethesda are experts in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and utilize daily Exposure Therapy, grounded in scientific research and medical sciences, to help you overcome your anxiety or OCD.

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(703) 997-3400

Anxiety Institute

6862 Elm Street, Suite 620
McLean, VA 22101

Approximately 25-35 minutes (approximately 13-15 miles) via I-495 S and VA-193 E from Bethesda, MD

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About Anxiety Institute

Conveniently located minutes from Tysons Corner with easy access to Chain Bridge Road, Dolley Madison Boulevard, and Route 495, our office at 6862 Elm St. hosts convenient parking and proximity to local amenities and retail locations.

Our Programs

Intensive Day Program
From Struggle to Strength: Our day program confronts OCD, anxiety, and related disorders head-on for youth ages 13-25.

With a tailored approach, we blend daily CBT sessions, applied behavioral coaching, and group therapies. Dive into wellness activities that boost mental and physical health. Parental involvement is key – we nurture family ties through psychoeducation and parent coaching for lasting change.

Our concentrated intensive outpatient program occurs Monday through Friday, over a 6-12 week time frame, depending on severity of symptoms. Each day consists of four hours of targeted individual and group work.

Individual Therapy
Discover personalized therapy sessions targeting OCD, anxiety, anxiety-related disorders provided by specialized, highly trained clinicians.

Our approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) but augmented by state-of-the-art techniques like bio-feedback, virtual reality, EMDR therapy, and Cognitive Processing therapy.

Parent Coaching Services
Our parent coaching services offer a holistic approach for parents dealing with a child’s anxiety.

We teach evidence-based techniques that not only counter anxiety but also foster resilience and independence. Drawing from Yale’s SPACE model, we create a customized action plan that benefits your child and improves parent-child interactions.

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Staff Highlight

Caitlin Haskett, LCSW
Staff Clinician

McLean, VA

Their Inspiration In high school I had a passion for acting but faced stage fright. With time, and practice performing, I grasped that I could be anxious AND do what was important to me. Working with mentors and therapists, I have come to view anxiety as something that can be functional when approached from the right angle. My goal is to help clients forge a less fearful, and more productive, relationship with anxiety.

From the Team in McLean, VA...

“This isn’t a place where you come to fix your child. It’s a place where you come to help your child understand what drives her, what can help her and how she can help herself. It’s such a different angle to come at. It’s not there’s something wrong with you we’re going to fix you. No there’s something great about you, and you have to understand it and you have to know how to live with it and how to get through your difficulties. But it will make you better and stronger.”

A Parent of an Anxiety Institute Teen

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About Bethesda, Maryland

Bethesda, Maryland

Bethesda, MD, is an affluent and dynamic community nestled in Montgomery County, just northwest of Washington, D.C. Known for its high-ranking public schools, advanced medical institutions like the National Institutes of Health, and a bustling downtown area, Bethesda blends suburban comfort with a cosmopolitan flair. Luxury apartments stand alongside stately homes, reflecting the area’s economic prosperity and diverse architectural tastes.

The heart of Bethesda pulses with a selection of fine dining, art galleries, and upscale shopping, anchored by the renowned Bethesda Row. The area attracts a demographic mix of government officials, healthcare professionals, and academics, many of whom enjoy the convenient commute to the nation’s capital.

Bethesda places a strong emphasis on health and wellness, supported by world-class healthcare facilities and community initiatives focusing on fitness and outdoor activities in its numerous parks and trails. The town fosters a sense of community through year-round cultural events and festivals, which reinforce the residents’ connection to the area’s rich history and current artistic endeavors. With a commitment to the welfare of its populace, Bethesda ensures access to various services and programs aimed at promoting the mental and physical well-being of both its youthful and senior inhabitants, establishing a well-rounded and supportive environment for all who call it home.