Interborough

Child Anxiety Therapist
Brooklyn, New York

Is your child struggling with anxiety? At Interborough, we understand how overwhelming it can be for both you and your child. Our team of specialized child anxiety therapists is here to provide compassionate, effective care. We focus on creating a safe and nurturing environment where your child can explore and understand their feelings. 

 

Our evidence-based therapy techniques are tailored to each child, ensuring a personalized approach that addresses their unique needs. We believe in empowering children and their families with the tools and support necessary to navigate anxiety and embrace a more peaceful, fulfilling life. Let us join you on this journey towards your child’s well-being.

Anxiety in children

Anxiety among children and adolescents is a perfectly normal part of development. Some children, however, experience an overwhelming sense of Anxiety and dread. Some experience symptoms of panic attacks and others can become so preoccupied with their triggers and symptoms that they negatively impact the child’s life in school, family relationships, peer relationships, and even their physical health.

Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder may include

There are two sub-categories of Anxiety, Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder. Symptoms for these categories include:

Panic Disorder symptoms

Social Anxiety Disorder:

child anxiety therapist
A thorough mental health evaluation is helpful as Anxiety disorders often coexist with other related conditions, such as Depression or Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

WHY IDCC?

IDCC is staffed with mental health professionals who specialize in children’s Anxiety disorders, which allows for an integrated medical and psychological understanding of the child’s symptoms. To provide a diagnosis, a clinician will facilitate a comprehensive assessment for children and teenagers with heightened anxiety, fears, nervousness and worry.

 

The diagnostic process is designed to be child-friendly, so each child feels safe and comfortable. A diagnosis will be provided, and treatment recommendations will follow in a time-efficient manner.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be an effective treatment option for adolescent Anxiety disorders. Children and adolescents with Anxiety struggle with cognitive distortions that increase their anxious feelings. Helping children learn to identify their triggers, understand how Anxiety affects their behaviors, and how to replace their distorted thoughts using cognitive reframing is all part of the process that teaches children to manage their symptoms.
There are instances where Antidepressant medication, such as SSRIs, are used to treat a child’s Anxiety. Many times, these medications are prescribed for children with Depression and Anxiety because they are non-addictive and have relatively few side effects. Treating Anxiety disorders takes time and the right combination of tools. Parents often find that improvement ebbs and flows throughout the course of treatment. This is to be expected as children and adolescents learn to understand their Anxiety, identify their triggers, and find adaptive coping strategies that work for them.

Empowering Children for Academic and Emotional Success

In addition to our Child Anxiety Treatment, we offer a targeted School Refusal Treatment Program and Comprehensive Child Mental Health Services. Let us support your child in overcoming school refusal and achieving emotional well-being.