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What We Treat

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD):

 Persistent and excessive worry (often predicting the worst) about common concerns (work/school, relationships, health) that interferes with the person’s life (e.g., difficulty falling asleep).

Social Phobia

Social avoidance due to anxiety about being judged (viewed as stupid, awkward, boring or visibly anxious) or rejected in a social or performance situation


Spontaneous, seemingly out-of-the-blue panic attacks, accompanied by preoccupation with fears of having another panic attack. Avoidance of situations which might trigger a panic attack.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD):

Intrusive thoughts or images that cause distress, followed by compulsive behaviors which seek to lower distress, neutralize thoughts or avoid feared outcomes. Compulsions may include overt checking, counting, repeating or mental review of information to gain certainty or ‘feel-right.’

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):

 An anxiety disorder that is triggered by a real life event(s) such as violence, an accident or a natural disaster. Symptoms include flashbacks, emotional detachment, increased startle response and panic.

Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD):

 Preoccupation with an imagined physical defect (or a minor defect) that others often cannot see. The person sees themselves as "ugly" and may avoid social exposure or seek plastic surgery to improve appearance.

School Refusal

Frequent requests to leave class, come home from school or refusal to attend school entirely due to intrusive thoughts or body sensations of anxiety (nausea, heart racing, tightness in chest, sweating etc).

Disordered Eating

Disordered eating refers to a range of irregular eating behaviors that may or may not warrant a diagnosis of a specific eating disorder. The term “disordered eating” is a descriptive phrase, not a diagnosis.

All Eating Disorders, including (but not limited to):

Anorexia nervosa:  weight loss (or lack of appropriate weight gain in growing children); may include distorted body image and purging behavior.

Bulimia nervosa: a cycle of binge eating and compensatory behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, exercise or laxative use, designed to prevent weight gain.

Binge eating disorder: recurrent episodes of eating large quantities of food, accompanied by feeling out of control, followed by feelings of shame, distress or guilt. 

Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID): restricting amount and/or types of food based on texture, color, taste, fear of becoming ill or a ‘not right’ feeling; the restricting interferes with health and/or social functioning.

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