Centers

Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center

When children struggle with anxiety and mood disorders, they can experience distress and dysfunction in every sphere of life. While they may have extraordinary potential to achieve in school and the desire to form strong, fulfilling relationships with family and friends, their symptoms interfere with their abilities, needs, and dreams.  

The Child Mind Institute's Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center is committed to giving these children and teens the treatment they need to live healthy, fulfilling lives. We specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of anxiety disorders—generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and phobias—and mood disorders, including depression, dysthymic disorder, and bipolar disorder, hypochondriasis, tic disorders, Tourette's disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania, mood disorder, not otherwise specified, and anxiety disorder, not otherwise specified.

We present a series of free monthly support workshops for parents.

Our Unique Specialty Programs

Brave Buddies
Depression Service
Intensive OCD Program
Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Program
Selective Mutism Service

The Child Mind Institute's goal is to provide the best treatment in the least restrictive environment. Our intensive treatment programs are an alternative to hospitalization for a child with severe and persistent symptoms.

 

Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment

When you bring your child to us for a diagnostic evaluation, we use evidence-based methods to gain perspective on the nature and intensity of your child's symptoms. By way of example, if your child is depressed, she may be unusually irritable and hard on herself—feeling that she's no good, not attractive enough, or not accepted by other girls her age. Our evaluation will give us insight into how these thoughts and feelings—specific, individual symptoms—can be treated. 

Your child's diagnosis will guide all of our treatment recommendations. We'll discuss the type, length, and intensity of treatment that's most appropriate for your child and meets your family's needs. We offer parents our expertise on whether and how medication should be combined with psychotherapy. Many of our programs also offer psychoeducation and training for parents and teachers.

Conditions we treat include: generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia), post-traumatic stress disorder, social phobia, agoraphobia, specific phobias, major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder, bipolar disorder, hypochondriasis, tic disorders (including chronic motor tic and chronic vocal tic disorders), Tourette's disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, trichotillomania, skin picking, enuresis, mood disorder, not otherwise specified, and anxiety disorder, not otherwise specified.

To make an appointment, please call us at 212.308.3118 or request an appointment online.


Our Team

  • Jerry Bubrick
    Jerry Bubrick, PhD

    Senior Director, Anxiety & Mood Disorders Center; Director, Intensive Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Disorders Program
    Child Mind Institute


    Jerome Bubrick, PhD, is a nationally renowned cognitive and behavioral psychologist who specializes in the ...

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  • Rachel Busman
    Rachel Busman, PsyD

    Director, Selective Mutism Service, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center
    Child Mind Institute

    Rachel Busman, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety ...

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  • Jamie Howard
    Jamie Howard, PhD

    Director of the Stress and Resilience Program; Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center
    Child Mind Institute

    Jamie M. Howard, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of ...

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  • Jill Emanuele
    Jill Emanuele, PhD

    Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center
    Child Mind Institute

    Jill M. Emanuele, PhD is a clinical psychologist with a breadth of experience in the ...

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  • Stephanie Dowd
    Stephanie Dowd, PsyD

    Clinical Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center
    Child Mind Institute

    Stephanie Dowd, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of anxiety and mood ...

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  • Ron J. Steingard
    Ron J. Steingard, MD

    Associate Medical Director; Senior Pediatric Psychopharmacologist
    Child Mind Institute

    Ron J. Steingard, MD is a nationally known and respected child psychiatrist, a service innovator ...

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  • Natalie Weder
    Natalie Weder, MD

    Pediatric Psychopharmacologist
    Child Mind Institute

    Natalie Weder, MD, is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with extensive experience diagnosing and treating ...

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  • Janine Domingues
    Janine Domingues, PhD

    Associate Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center
    Child Mind Institute

    Janine Domingues, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety ...

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  • Amanda Mintzer
    Amanda Mintzer, PsyD

    Associate Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center
    Child Mind Institute

    Amanda G. Mintzer, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of ...

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  • Shelley Avny
    Shelley Avny, PhD

    Associate Psychologist, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center
    Child Mind Institute

    Shelley Avny, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety ...

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  • Raquel Cumba
    Raquel Cumba, PhD

    Associate Psychologist, Selective Mutism Service
    Child Mind Institute

    Raquel Cumba, PhD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety ...

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  • Michelle Kaplan
    Michelle Kaplan, LMSW

    Clinical Social Worker
    Child Mind Institute

    Michelle S. Kaplan, LMSW, is a clinical social worker specializing in the evaluation and treatment ...

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