- Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD) -
- Specific Phobia - Unreasonable persistent fear of an identifiable object such as animals, medical procedures etc.
- Panic Attacks - repeated, unexpected, out of the blue panic attacks, dreaded anticipation of another attack, avoidance of perceived triggers or attacks, reluctance to go outside of the house due to fear of an attack
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder - uncontrollable worry over day-to-day events. This is the "What if...[something bad happens]" disorder.
- Social Anxiety Disorder - intense fear of social and performance situations, avoidance of social situations
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - OCD involves intrusive thoughts called obessions that cause distress to the individual. The individual often learns to reduce the anxiety caused by the obsessions by performing specific rituals or compulsions. The most common obsessions (thoughts) in children and teens are fears of germs and contamination followed by fears of harm to self or others. Some common compulsions include cleaning/washing; repeating; touching/tapping; checking; counting; ordering/arranging - to name a few.
- A large proportion of specific phobias begin in early to middle childhood, social phobia in early to mid adolescence, obsessive-compulsive disorder in mid to later adolescence, and panic disorder in early adulthood (Kessler et al. 2005, Ost 1987)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy & or Acceptance and Commitment therapy are effective evidence based treaments for anxiety conditions
Treatment for Anxiety
We use evidence based psychological interventions that are developmentally appropriate to your child's age.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, focused approach that aims to bring about changes in a child’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours.