Anxiety Disorders Center

When children struggle with anxiety 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 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 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 anxiety.

Learn more about the treatments we provide:

Anxiety Service
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders Service
Selective Mutism Service
Social Anxiety Groups
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, 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

Jerry Bubrick, PhD
Jerry Bubrick, PhD

Senior Director, Anxiety Disorders Center

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Laura Berssenbrugge, MS

Clinical Extern, Anxiety Disorders Center, Mood Disorders Center

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Lindsay Brand, PhD
Lindsay Brand, PhD

Associate Psychologist, Mood Disorders Center, Anxiety Disorders Center

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Rachel Busman, PsyD
Rachel Busman, PsyD

Senior Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Center; Director, Selective Mutism Service

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Janine Domingues, PhD
Janine Domingues, PhD

Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Center

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Jamie M. Howard, PhD
Jamie M. Howard, PhD

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

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Anne Josephson, MsED

Clinical Extern, Anxiety Disorders Center, Mood Disorders Center

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Anna Loiterstein, MS
Anna Loiterstein, MS

Clinical Extern, Anxiety Disorders Center, Mood Disorders Center

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Amanda G. Mintzer, PsyD
Amanda G. Mintzer, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Center

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Elianna Platt, MA, LMSW
Elianna Platt, MA, LMSW

Social Worker, Anxiety Disorders Center

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Michelle Silverman

Clinical Extern, Anxiety Disorders Center, Mood Disorders Center

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Sol Wahba, MA

Clinical Extern, Anxiety Disorders Center, Mood Disorders Center

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Emma Zoloth, PsyD

Associate Psychologist, Anxiety Disorders Center, Mood Disorders Center

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