Davis Ave & East Post Rd
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: (914) 681-1038



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• Anxiety Disorders
• Panic Disorder
• Generalized Anxiety
• Agoraphobia
• Public Speaking/Social Anxiety
• Fear of Flying
• Health Anxiety
• Specific Phobias
• Driving/Bridges
• Claustrophobia
• Agoraphobia
• Heights
• Insects/Animals


Supervised Exposure and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in manageable and supported steps for people experiencing anxiety disorders.


Workshop starting dates:
Freedom to Fly: Fall, 2014.
Phobia Workshop: Tuesday, May 13.
Health Anxiety Program: Thursday, April 24.

Listen to the Relaxation Exercise audio tape
by Martin Seif, Ph.D.


The Anxiety & Phobia Treatment Center specializes in treatment for Specific Phobias (such as driving, heights, enclosed spaces, insects and animals), Agoraphobia , Health Anxiety, Public Speaking and Social Anxiety, and Fear of Flying.

The first hospital-affiliated facility of its kind in the country, The Anxiety & Phobia Treatment Center pioneered the cognitive-behavioral treatment of anxiety disorders.

The Center’s mission is to perform the
following functions in patient care:

  • Increase functioning and reduce symptoms of individual 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.

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.

Do you experience any of the following?

  • Heart palpitations
  • Faintness/dizziness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fear of losing control or going crazy
  • Sweating
  • Hot and cold flashes
  • Feelings of unreality

If you answered “yes” to any of these, you may have an anxiety disorder. The Anxiety & Phobia Treatment Center can help you overcome your anxieties and start living an independent and joyful life. The treatment techniques developed by The Center work and have a documented success rate of 92%.

Ask our experts:
One of our staff professionals will answer your questions and provide helpful information. Email us at: jchessa@wphospital.org

To learn more about our workshops, support groups and other proven programs, contact: Judy Chessa, L.M.S.W., Coordinator

PLEASE NOTE: Before participation in any of our Programs, an intake interview is required.