At Northern NJ CBT, we have expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions.
Anxiety Disorders is a category of mental health diagnoses that includes Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder. Anxiety disorders are characterized by excessive worries that interfere with daily living. We know the distress and limitations that result from anxiety disorders, and we will partner with you to learn new, healthier ways to think and behave.
Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
OCD is a condition in which individuals struggle with persistent intrusive thoughts and engage in repetitive behaviors in response to the thoughts. Related disorders that we treat include trichotillomania and body-focused repetitive behaviors. While these conditions can be draining and demoralizing, we can help you mitigate the symptoms so they no longer cause distress.
Tic Disorders belong to the class of neurodevelopmental disorders, and are characterized by sudden, recurrent nonrhythmic motor movements or vocalizations. We specialize in the treatment and reduction of motor and vocal tics, allowing individuals to minimize disruption to their daily living.
Treatment for Tic Disorders is CBIT.
A subset of Anxiety Disorders, Specific Phobias involve marked fear about a specific object or situation. Common examples include fears of certain animals, flying, and seeing blood. Phobias are remarkably responsive to CBT, and we can help you overcome these phobias and live life unconstrained by your fears.
Treatment for Phobias is ERP.
School Refusal & Avoidance
School refusal describes a regular refusal to attend school or to stay at school. Children may avoid school to cope with stress or fear and is considered a symptom of a number of diagnoses such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder. We will work with you and your child to return to a regular and maintained school attendance schedule.
Treatment for School Avoidance & Refusal is Behavior Management Training.
Behavioral challenges typically manifest in behaviors that violate the rights of others, such as aggression or destruction of property, as well as those that cause conflict with authority figures or societal norms. They may be the result of a diagnosis such as Conduct Disorder or Oppositional Defiant Disorder and while they can be extremely distressing to those around them, these behaviors can be treated and resolved.
Treatment for Behavioral Challenges is Behavior Management Training.