Child Mental Health Programs

Children may also undergo significant emotional distress, including anxiety, stemming from factors such as peer conflict, performance anxiety, bullying, fear of panic attacks, separation from loved ones, transitions to new school/grade/teacher, or concerns about health.

Common conditions treated

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

Specialty programs

Ages treated

  • 8 - 10 

Levels of treatment offered

Treatment approach and techniques

The Child and Parent Anxiety Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Endeavor Health/Linden Oaks Behavioral Health offers evidence-based treatment approaches, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Exposure Therapy, to help children understand, regulate and tolerate their anxiety related to school refusal.

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)

Linden Oaks locations