Our Specialties


At the Center for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, our doctors have expertise in treatment of the following conditions:

Tic disorders

  • Tourette syndrome
  • Motor tics
  • Vocal tics


  • Generalized anxiety
  • Social phobia
  • Selective mutism
  • Separation anxiety
  • Specific phobias

Obsessive compulsive and related disorders

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
  • Dermatillomania (skin picking)
  • Other body focused repetitive behaviors (e.g., nail biting)

Disruptive behavior

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Opposition defiant disorder
  • Behavior problems at school
  • Behavior problems at home

School refusal/school avoidance

Mood problems

  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Non-suicidal self-injury (e.g., cutting, burning)


  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Childhood sexual abuse


Social skills deficits

Cognitive behavior therapy is considered a well-established and effective treatment for many child and adolescent mental health problems. The selection of specific cognitive-behavioral strategies to be used for a particular child, adolescent, or family is based on each client’s unique presentation. Some of the cognitive-behavioral interventions utilized at the Center for CBT are listed below.

Behavioral activation
Behavioral parent training
Cognitive restructuring
Contingency management
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
Exposure therapy
Exposure and response prevention (EX/RP)
Comprehensive behavior intervention for tics (CBIT)
Habit reversal training
Motivational interviewing (MI)
Parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT)
Teacher-child interaction training (TCIT)
Social skills training (SST)