Helping Anxious Kids provides the following services:
*Please also see FAQ’s page for more information about services.
Child Anxiety Treatment
Initial parent Session:
Lasts 50 minutes.
Occurs before meeting with your child.
Opportunity to ask each other questions and to discuss your child without him or her present.
family Sessions (Parent/s and child):
Last 50 minutes.
Occur after initial parent session.
Uses a cognitive-behavioral and skills and solution based approach, which focuses on the “how” rather than the “why”.
Homework will be given and then reviewed in the following session.
Lasts 50 minutes
It can sometimes be beneficial for parent/s to come in without their child during the course of therapy to process, problem solve, or trouble shoot.
Outside the Office Exposure Treatment:
Exposure treatment is an integral part of anxiety treatment, as discussed in the FAQ'S section. This type of treatment is a part of the overall treatment, not a separate treatment.
Many families are able to do the exposure treatment on their own outside of our sessions. But, some parents either do not feel like they can effectively implement the exposure or want me to do it in addition to them doing it.
Note: Certain exposures are amenable to being done right in my office or around the neighborhood during our normally scheduled appointment.
Cost: The cost of outside the office appointments are based on my normal rate of $125 per 50 minutes. (If exposure is not in my office or neighborhood, I charge for transportation time as well).
School related services can be especially helpful if your child's anxiety is profoundly effecting his or her academic or social functioning at school. In some cases of selective mutism, for example, it could be important. These services are provided in conjunction with the family-oriented child anxiety treatment and, of course, are completely optional. They could include services, such as the following:
School Meeting Attendance
Cost: The cost of the school related services and my transportation time are based on my normal rate of $125 per 50 minutes.
Helping Anxious Kids is here to support your family. If you are seeking anxiety treatment for your child and my approach resonates with you, schedule an appointment today.