Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center

When children struggle with anxiety and mood disorders, they can experience distress and dysfunction in every sphere of life. Despite potential to achieve in school and the desire to form strong, rewarding relationships with family and friends, their symptoms can interfere with their abilities, needs and dreams.

The Child Mind Institute’s Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center is committed to giving these children and teens the treatment they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of anxiety and mood disorders and feel comfortable treating the most difficult cases. We can often help families who have struggled to find effective treatment in the past. Our goal is to empower both children and their families to understand and overcome struggles with emotions and anxiety.

Learn more about the treatments we provide:

Anxiety Service
Depression Service
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Service
Selective Mutism Service
Trauma and Resilience Service

When medication may be helpful, our team works with board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists at the Child Mind Institute or collaborates with your physician. Our psychiatrists offer expert consultation on whether medication can improve treatment outcome, and provide ongoing medication management when requested.

Disorders we treat include but are not limited to: generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder, agoraphobia, selective mutism, obsessive-compulsive disorder, specific phobias, major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, illness anxiety disorder, tic disorders (including chronic motor tic and chronic vocal tic disorders), Tourette’s disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania, skin picking and enuresis.

To make an appointment, call us at (212) 308-3118 or request an appointment online.

Our Team

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Jerry Bubrick, PhD

Senior Director, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center; Director, OCD Service

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Lindsay Brand, PhD
Lindsay Brand, PhD

Associate Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center

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Rachel Busman, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center; Director, Selective Mutism Service

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Janine Domingues, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center

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Stephanie Dowd, PsyD
Stephanie Dowd, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center

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Jill Emanuele, PhD

Senior Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center; Director of Clinical Training; Director of DBT Program

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Leah Guttman, MS

Clinical Extern, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center

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Alexandra Hamlet
Alexandra Hamlet, PsyD

Associate Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center

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Jamie M. Howard, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center; Director, Trauma and Resilience Service

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Anna Loiterstein, MS

Clinical Extern, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center

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Melissa Marcus, MS

Clinical Extern, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center

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Amanda G. Mintzer, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center

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Elianna Platt, MA, LMSW

Social Worker, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center

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Sara Schafrann, MS

Clinical Extern, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center

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