Shortness of breath?
Fear of losing control or going crazy?
Sweating, Hot and cold flashes?
– Health Anxiety – September 1
– Phobia Workshop – September 13
– Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – TBD
– Freedom to Fly – October 5
– Ongoing Support Groups – Thursday night or Saturday morning
Note: All dates are tentative. Please call the Center at 914-681-1038 to confirm.
Our workshops are led by professionals experienced in the treatment of anxiety disorders. With a combination of group meetings and individual desensitization sessions with our trained anxiety counselors, our programs provide effective, time-limited and solution-focused treatment.
Public Speaking/Social Anxiety
Fear of Flying
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
The Center’s mission is to perform the following functions in patient care:
Increase functioning and reduce symptoms of individuals suffering from panic attacks, phobias, and other anxiety disorders; Assist patients in the recovery process; Treat patients with dignity and respect in order to enhance self-esteem, personal satisfaction and improve the patient’s quality of life; Increase awareness of the availability and accessibility of resources in the community.
From the moment we first spoke on the phone when I called to make an initial appointment, you made me feel comfortable. Your gentle and genuine demeanor set the tone and encouraged me to sign up for the Freedom to Fly course. You are an inspiration. Thank you for touching my life and helping me to grow.
I am in beautiful San Francisco on a belated honeymoon. Last week I was in San Diego participating in my dearest friend’s wedding. You have made these two events possible for me. I can’t thank you enough. You are my angels..
My greatest achievement was when I was able to return to the area where my trauma first occurred.
Just letting you know that the Public Speaking Group has already improved the quality of my life.
I had sought treatment for my claustrophobia through different therapists and organizations. It was this course through the Anxiety and Phobia Center that really dealt with the phobia and made it manageable for me.
I think the workshop covers everything—mentally, physically and “hands on” with the counselors. I would recommend it to everyone. It saved me!
The first hospital-affiliated facility of its kind in the country, The Anxiety & Phobia Treatment Center was founded in 1971 by Dr. Manuel Zane. Dr. Zane pioneered the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders, with its successful application of supportive exposure therapy.
We can help. And we understand. Many of our staff members have experienced anxiety and phobias in the past. They know how debilitating these conditions can be. They also know that with the appropriate help, people can overcome their fears and live productive and positive lives!
Supportive group therapy and ongoing educational groups constitute the cornerstone of treatment. Utilizing exposure therapy, counselors are available to work with patients in the specific situations that cause anxiety.