Treatment for Anxiety and OCD at the Child Study Center

Intensive Treatments for Anxiety

We develop intensive treatment plans for children with anxiety, OCD, and phobias. Research has shown that increased frequency and length of sessions can be effective in achieving progress and reducing symptoms of anxiety.

Recruiting | July and August 2020

OCD and Anxiety Explorers Program

OCD and Anxiety Explorers Program is a one-week “camp-like” intensive group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy treatment held each summer for children ages 8-13.

This program for children with intensive obsessive–compulsive disorder as well as other forms of anxiety, including social anxiety, panic disorder, and phobias, emphasizes the use of exposure and response prevention through real-world skills practice in the form of field trips that explore the exciting activities New York City has to offer.

August 25 - August 27
Tuesday - Thursday | 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Click here to learn more about these programs.

For More Information

Rebecca Berry, PhD

Carolyn Spiro-Levitt, PhD

Virtual Discussions - NYS Department of Health

These discussions held by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) and the Rose F. Kennedy (RFK) University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at Einstein/Montefiore are on children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). After filling out this survey, we may reach out to you to learn about your family’s needs and experiences.

This survey should take about 4 minutes to complete.


You may take part in:
- A Virtual Group Discussion (accessible by your phone or computer) for up to 90 minutes, or 
- An Individual Phone Interview for up to 60 minutes. 


We are not offering services or programs. These are discussions about your life experiences.

Discussions will occur from April 2020 to June 2021. Those joining Virtual Group Discussions will receive a $75 Amazon Gift Card (one per family). Those joining Individual Phone Interviews will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card (one per family). All conversations will be recorded for use only among the project team. Responses will be kept confidential. 

Click here to learn more and participate.


Lowell Handler Project Updates

In spring 2020, Ric Burns' new film Oliver Sacks: His Own Life will air on PBS, featuring Lowell Handler and his photographs.

Oliver Sack's new posthumous book Everything in its Place:  First Loves and Last Tales has a chapter titled "Travels with Lowell" about the time Sacks and Handler traveled together in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

The first film Lowell directed, Terefu and Her Children, is a documentary about a family of Ethiopian Jews living in Israel, and has been picked up for digital distribution worldwide with WGBH in Boston. It will go live in December of 2019.


TAA NYC Support Group


We're now offering an online support group through Zoom!

6:30pm to 7:45pm

2020 Dates:

Tuesday, January 14th

Tuesday, February 11th

Tuesday, March 31st 

Tuesday, April 14th 

Tuesday, May 12th

Tuesday, June 9th

Tuesday, July 14th

Tuesday, August 11th

Alan Brown, a Mindfulness Coach, will curate each session. 


If you plan to attend, kindly email your RSVP to  Find us online for the support group at

If you’ve never used Zoom before, please click ahead of time to download and familiarize yourself with the platform. 




Our Monthly Meetup is for Touretters, as well as their friends and supporters!  If you're going to make plans with your friends, bring them to our meetup and join in the fun.... no drinking necessary.

New York Beer Company

321 W 44th St


3rd Wednesday of each month

Upcoming Dates:

Meetups are currently on pause. 

TAA NYC Monthly Meetup

TAA NYC Annual Mentoring Brunch



The annual Mentoring Brunch is held in November and is our largest family event of the year.  

You will hear from fabulous speakers with Tourette who share their stories

and enjoy a great breakfast! 

Sign up for email updates by clicking here.

TAA NYC Bowling Get Together

A bowling event for all ages!  Family friendly! 

Event held annually in March. 

Sign up for email updates by clicking here.



TAA NYC Annual Tourette Talk & Public Board Meeting

This event is held annually in February/March.  Stay tuned for details!  Sign up for email updates by clicking here.

National Awareness 5K Run/Walk

This annual run/walk is held in May at Flushing Meadows Corona Park to support Tourette Syndrome, Tic Disorder Awareness and the TS community. Every year the Tourette Association of America hosts this event to help make a difference in the lives of those living with Tourette Syndrome and we want you to be a part of it.

Click here to join the TAA NYC team or donate to the cause.  More information about the event is available here.

We would love to hear from you. Do you have any interesting news, accomplishments, stories, or upcoming events to share with the TAA NYC community?


If so, please email us at:

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