Ridgewood, NJ

The Anxiety Institute nearest you is in...
Madison, NJ

Exclusively treating anxiety and OCD for youth and young adults in Ridgewood, NJ, Anxiety Institute offers more than just temporary relief; we offer lasting solutions. Our methodology is science-based and executed by a skilled clinical team trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). By incorporating daily Exposure Therapy, we help clients confront fears and rewire their neural circuits to mitigate anxiety.

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(973) 360-8400

Anxiety Institute

333 Main St, Suite 200
Madison, NJ 07940

Approximately 40 min (30.2 mi) via I-287 S from Ridgewood, NJ

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About Anxiety Institute

Conveniently located off Route 24 (between routes I-78 and I-287), our office at 333 Main Street, Suite 200 hosts convenient parking and proximity to Madison’s charming downtown.

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

Our compassionate clinicians provide individualized therapy sessions to address anxiety and OCD symptoms.

Utilizing proven methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we customize treatment plans supplemented by innovative technologies like bio-feedback, virtual reality, EMDR therapy, and Cognitive Processing therapy as part of a comprehensive treatment strategy.

Parent Coaching Services

Anxiety Institute offers more than support; we provide parents with real-world tools to help their anxious children become independent and resilient.

We guide parents to minimize accommodation tactics, and instead utilize constructive methods that promote incremental changes and lasting recovery. Inspired by the Yale Child Study Center’s SPACE treatment model, our services are specifically tailored to meet your family’s needs.

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Staff Highlight

Serafin Craig, LCSW
Director of Parent Services/Staff Clinician

Madison, NJ

Serafin Craig is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and middle and high school teacher with over 20 years of experience treating adolescents and their families who suffer with anxiety and depression. She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Rutgers University with a specialization in promoting child and adolescent well-being. Serafin also earned her Master’s in Teaching from Connecticut College. She strives to guide adolescents and their families toward success. When adolescents work to determine their values and goals, they often experience distress from fear of failure or may feel overwhelmed by choices. This can add concerns for parents as well. Sera’s experience gives her the necessary competence to guide adolescents and families through this challenging growth period.

Sera believes all adolescents and their families can live a fearless, tenacious life. Sera has training in various evidence-based treatments, including; SPACE (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions), SPACE-ARFID: Parent-Based Treatment for Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, SPACE-FTL: Parent-Based Treatment for Highly Dependent Adult Children, Cognitive Behavioral Training, Motivational Interviewing, and Nurtured Heart Training.

“We came to Anxiety institute once a week for the parent support group. One of the most refreshing things was to hear so many other parents going through the same thing we went through. Our kids are all different, yet we all share this common bond of having a child that you want to help, and you didn’t know how. And coming to Anxiety Institute, for the first time we saw we can help our child and we can learn to help ourselves.”

A Parent of an Anxiety Institute Teen

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About Ridgwood, NJ

Ridgewood, NJ

Ridgewood, NJ is a captivating village nestled in Bergen County, approximately 20 miles northwest of New York City.

It is celebrated for its rich history, stately homes, and the allure of its downtown with its century-old train station. The village center flourishes with a mix of upscale boutiques, diverse eateries, and cultural venues such as the Warner Theater. Recognized for academic excellence, Ridgewood offers outstanding public schools and is conveniently located near higher education institutions like Rutgers and Montclair State University.

The village’s demographics reflect a blend of professionals, many of whom commute to Manhattan, burgeoning families drawn by the reputable school system, and long-term residents who cherish the tight-knit community feel. Ridgewood, deeply rooted in community engagement, fosters initiatives that promote resident well-being, from health to community dialogues.

Prioritizing community bonds and enriched living, Ridgewood curates a variety of family-friendly events and cultural festivals. With a keen focus on collective welfare, the village ensures that mental health resources and community support are accessible to residents of all ages.