Diagnostic Evaluation

Our clinicians are skilled in the diagnostic assessment of anxiety and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and adults. Through the use of clinical interview, self- and parent-report forms, and information obtained from other relevant sources, we can clarify emotional and behavioral problems and make appropriate treatment recommendations.

Individual Treatment

Our clinicians specialize in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of the following disorders and problems:

  • Social phobia
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Specific phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Agoraphophia
  • Anxiety related to medical problems
  • Anxiety and behavioral difficulties associated with pervasive developmental disorders
  • Depression
  • Trichotillomania
  • Tic disorders
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • Oppositional defiant disorder
  • Selective mutism
  • School refusal
  • Sleep problems

Parent Skills Training

Our clinicians have expertise in providing skills training for parents of children with disruptive behavior disorders, such as ADHD and Oppositional defiant disorder.

School-Based Services

Our clinicians are available to consult with schools interested in improving their assessment of mental health problems in students.

CBT Consultation

Our clinicians provide individual and group consultation for clinicians interested in learning cognitive-behavioral treatment.

Parent Child Interaction Therapy Program

The Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) program is directed by Dr. Jennifer Allen, a certified PCIT therapist. PCIT is an evidence-based behavioral parent training program for young children (ages 2-7) who exhibit behavior problems such as defiance, tantrums, and aggression. PCIT focuses on improving the quality of the parent child relationship while teaching parents behavior management skills in order to increase child compliance and decrease disruptive behavior. In PCIT, the child is seen together with their parent(s) and most of the session is spent coaching parent(s) on the application of specific parenting skills. In fact, what sets PCIT apart from other parent training programs is its use of active coaching: parents can practice using the skills they have learned while receiving live feedback from the therapist. PCIT is regarded as the “gold standard” of treatment for disruptive behaviors in young children and numerous research studies have demonstrated that its effects last long after treatment has concluded.