University of Pennsylvania Child/Adolescent OCD, Tics, Trichotillomania & Anxiety Group (COTTAGe)
The Director of COTTAGe, Martin Franklin (PhD), worked at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (also at the University of Pennsylvania) for 17 years and founded COTTAGe in July 2009. All therapists are trained at the clinic by senior personnel. There are several tiers of therapists, to accommodate the needs of our clients: licensed therapists with advanced degrees, unlicensed therapists with advanced degrees, and advanced practicum doctoral students.
It is important to emphasize that our program is an outpatient program. Our setting is not suitable for persons who require residential care. We do not have emergency or walk-in service. Summer and winter breaks are often highly sought after times for intensive treatment so we recommend that people reserve their slots early to secure those times.