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Why the Child Anxiety Center at EBTCS?
Our clinicians have specialized training in providing treatments for young people who are experiencing emotional and behavioral difficulties associated with anxiety and stress. Often, this is an extremely specific treatment. For example, exposure and response prevention (ERP) is universally indicated as a first-line treatment if your child or teen is suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). If your child has been diagnosed with OCD and has not had this treatment, our therapists would typically begin with this approach.
Other times, kids just need ongoing support from a good therapist to navigate the normal ups and downs associated with growing up. We offer evaluation and therapy for a wide range of common issues that children and teens experience. We understand that anxiety often reaches beyond the individual child or adolescent and can impact entire families. Therefore, we offer individually-tailored care that may involve multiple family members or multiple modes of treatment to achieve the greatest effectiveness.
Should my child see a clinician?
Unfortunately, most children do not see a therapist or psychiatrist until their anxiety has been causing difficulty for a long time. If your child is having trouble with school, asking for coaching or help with a problem, appearing upset more than usual, acting withdrawn, or avoiding their normal social, family and school events, give us a call. It never hurts to talk with a qualified professional. As often as we urge parents to come in, we also let them know when they don’t necessarily need to.
To learn more about our services, please call us at 206-374-0109. As an integrated team, we are dedicated to providing individually-tailored, compassionate care that is informed by sound scientific evidence. We are united by our love of working with young people and our commitment to alleviating problems, so that children and families can more fully enjoy their lives.