Child and Parent Anxiety Program

School anxiety occurs when children undergo intense emotional distress related to their school experiences. Various factors contributing to school anxiety include peer conflicts, performance-related stress, bullying, fear of experiencing panic attacks, separation from loved ones, transitions to new school, grade, or teacher, as well as concerns about health.

Common conditions treated

  • Generalized anxiety: involves persistent and excessive worry about multiple different aspects of life that interferes with daily activities.
  • Social anxiety: marked fear or anxiety about one or more social situations in which the individual is exposed to possible scrutiny by others.
  • School anxiety and avoidance: severe emotional distress about attending school.  
  • Phobias: fear that is excessive or unreasonable, cued by the presence or anticipation of a specific object or situation.

Ages treated

  • 8-11 years old 

Levels of treatment offered

Treatment approach and techniques

This program employs evidence-based treatment methods such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Exposure Therapy. This program aims to assist children in comprehending, managing, and tolerating their anxiety associated with school refusal. Parent participation is required the first hour of program. 

Treatment hours (dependent on your level of care)

  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): 3 hours a day, 5 days a week
  • Counseling/medication management: By appointment (daytime, nighttime and weekend hours)

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