Washington, DC

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

Exclusively treating anxiety and OCD for youth and young adults in Washington DC, 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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(703) 997-3400

Anxiety Institute

6862 Elm Street, Suite 620
McLean, VA 22101

Approximately 20 min (13.4 miles) via I-495 W from Washington, DC

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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
Welcome to a therapeutic experience uniquely designed for clients suffering with OCD, anxiety and anxiety-related disorders.

Individualized therapy sessions focus on anxiety and OCD management utilizing a blend of tried-and-true techniques like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) along with cutting-edge advancements in virtual reality and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

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

Skye Bennett
Music Therapist

McLean, VA

Skye Bennett joins Anxiety Institute as a Board-Certified Music Therapist with experience in both chronic and acute anxiety in adolescent and young adult populations. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Therapy from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Skye completed an additional internship at Dallas Children’s Medical Center where she used music to help patients manage anxiety surrounding their diagnoses. Consolidating her experience with adolescents, Skye worked at Dominion Hospital in Virginia for three years, successfully employing music therapy in the School Anxiety program for students experiencing obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, social anxiety, and selective mutism

From the Team in McLean, VA...

How Yoga Relieves Anxiety

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VIDEO: Samantha Roller, an Exposure Coach at Anxiety Institute, believes in an integrative and holistic approach to health and healing. This inspired her training as a coach, yoga instructor and…

“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 Washington, DC

Washington, DC

Washington, DC, the capital of the United States, is a city steeped in national history and political significance, located along the Potomac River. It is distinguished by its neoclassical monuments and buildings, including iconic structures such as the Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court. The city’s landscape is a tapestry of verdant parks and wide avenues, interspersed with museums of the Smithsonian Institution free to the public. Education plays a central role in the city’s fabric with notable institutions like Georgetown University and George Washington University.

The demographic composition of Washington, DC is diverse, with a mix of government officials, international diplomats, and a vibrant, multi-ethnic resident population. It’s a nexus of cultural activities, with the Kennedy Center providing a plethora of performing arts, while various festivals celebrate the city’s multicultural community. Washington, DC consistently emphasizes the importance of community engagement and public services, addressing issues from urban development to public health with numerous initiatives.

In the realm of well-being and community support, Washington, DC offers extensive resources ranging from health services to educational programs, aiming to meet the needs of all its citizens. The city’s commitment to the welfare of its residents is evident in its investment in public spaces and community centers that foster social connection and recreational activities.