Treating children, adolescents, and families

Axis Anxiety Intensive Program

We have an exceptional team of psychologists and therapists with specialized knowledge in advanced cognitive behavioral techniques to improve mental health in children, adolescents and families. By following the Axis Protocol™, our professionals provide services that are uniquely tailored to the needs of the family to make long term therapeutic gains. 

Our intensive outpatient treatment program integrates research and clinical practice to drive intervention. Generalizability of skills, specifically lasting behavioral and cognitive change, is the focus of treatment. Targeted goals are established at the outset and progress is monitored throughout treatment. 

Program Details

  • Up to 6 hours of treatment per week, depending on clinical need
  • Initial case conceptualization to inform treatment
  • Modular program; Each phase typically 8 weeks
  • Team of clinicians who often rotate as the primary therapist to increase efficacy
  • At the end of each module, progress is assessed and the next module is tailored based on outcomes

Core Components

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Evidence-based interventions (e.g., Prolonged exposure, Exposure and Response Prevention, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other validated treatments)

Electives

  • Parent Education
  • Mindfulness
  • Executive Functioning
  • In-Vivo Therapy
  • Wellness (e.g., Sleep Hygiene, Organizational Skills, Life Transitions)

"Therapy West was a fabulous resource for my family. They worked with us parents and our 15 year old son separately through two different therapists but in a cohesive, collaborative manner that really reversed the downward spiral our son was in. We were lucky to have this option in NYC when all other options pointed to residential out of state care. It allowed our family to make changes and heal together, rather than on separate tracks. The result is that the changes we made have stuck and helped us make a positive difference on our son’s trajectory."

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