If your child seems to be worrying about every little thing, is needing more reassurance, is getting more and more clingy or is asking constant “what if?” questions, it is time to get them some help. Even if your child was always a “worrier”, perhaps something has changed in his/her life to cause it to increase. Things such as advancing to a new grade in school, moving or changing schools, parental separation or divorce, illness or death of a peer or loved one, recent tragic news events, or an accident can cause anxiety to increase. You may have tried everything to help your child, but the excessive worrying continues.
We understand exactly what you and your child are going through and you are not alone. Decades of research on anxiety and excessive worrying have proven that anxiety is a result of chemical imbalances in the brain. Using the most widely used empirically-based treatment called Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we have proven techniques that work (often without medication) to reduce anxiety and worrying so that it is no longer negatively impacting your child’s life. Your child will love coming in to see us (or maybe it’s the prizes they earn for practicing strategies!) We teach you the same strategies we teach your child so that you can work with him/her at home in between sessions. Treatment is often short-term and immediately effective.