If anxiety is disrupting your life or the life of a loved one, then you know how hard it can be to find the help that you need. The Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center (AOTC) is here to help you to restore a sense of hope, confront your fears, and to transform your relationship with anxiety.
Scientific research shows that when cognitive behavioral therapy and pharmacological treatments are applied, anxiety disorders are amongst the most treatable mental health problems. Dr. Rupertus has over 20 years of experience providing these well-researched cognitive behavioral treatments to children and adolescents, as well as adults.
Our treatment philosophy involves customizing therapy for each individual client, utilizing the most current empirically-supported approaches and techniques available. When indicated, treatment may include spouses, family members, and other loved ones in addition to individual sessions. We work in close collaboration with medical professionals when medication is a component of treatment. In situations where anxiety has impaired a child or adolescent's academic functioning, scheduled advocacy meetings and consultations involving school personnel and teachers may also be included as an essential component of treatment.
Standard outpatient treatment is typically provided on a one-session per week basis in our clinical office. Depending upon the needs of the individual, sessions may be scheduled more or less frequently. When necessary and feasible, home visits may also be arranged, but additional fees to cover time and travel costs will be assessed.
Our goal is to help individuals who have an anxiety disorder learn to live with the uncertainty and risk taking that is a normal part of life, and to reclaim their lives from the grips of anxiety.
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