NYU Child Study Center Anxiety and Mood Disorders Service/Intensive Anxiety and OCD Outpatient Treatment Program
The Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders at the NYU Child Study Center has offered intensive treatments for children, adolescents, and young adults with anxiety and OCD since the Child Study Center first opened in 1997. Aleta Angelosante, PhD, is the clinical director of the program, and has expertise in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children, adolescents, and young adults. Rebecca Rialon Berry, PhD, is a licensed psychologist specializing in cognitive-behavioral treatment for anxiety, mood disorders, and OCD in youth and adults.
In addition to comprehensive, individualized intensive treatment packages provided to families, the Child Study Center also offers the unique OCD Explorers Program, a one-week “camp-like” intensive group CBT treatment held each summer for children ages 8-13. This program pairs exposure and response prevention techniques, the gold-standard treatment for OCD, with real world skills practice through field trips that explore the exciting activities New York City has to offer while building confidence and mastery of anxiety.