If anxiety is disrupting your life or the life of a loved one, you know how difficult it can be to find the help you need. The Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center, LLC (AOTC) is here to help you restore a sense of hope, confront your fears, and 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. AOTC has over 26 years of experience providing these well-researched cognitive behavioral treatments to children, adolescents, and 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, advocacy meetings and consultations involving school personnel and teachers may also be included as an essential component of treatment.

Our goal is to help individuals who have an anxiety disorder learn to 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.

For Questions or to Schedule a First-time Appointment:

If you seeking therapy services for an adult, please contact Dr. Brian Ashenfelter (Director- Adult Treatment Services) at (302) 798-7464 (option #1) or [email protected]


If you are a parent/guardian seeking therapy services for your child or adolescent, please contact Dr. Amelia Serine (Director- Child & Adolescent Treatment Services) at (302) 798-7464 (option #2) or [email protected]   

Out-Patient Therapy Options

Standard therapy is typically provided on a one-session (60 minutes) per week basis. When necessary and feasible, home visits may also be arranged. Additional fees to cover time and travel costs will be assessed.

When clinically necessary, a more intensive treatment approach may be suggested. Options include being seen for two or more 60-minute sessions weekly, or being seen for extended sessions (1.5-3 hours), one or multiple times weekly.

Contact Us


Silverside-Carr Executive Center

405 Silverside Road, Suite 204

Wilmington, Delaware 19809

Clinical Director

Kathleen M.  Rupertus, PsyD

Licensed Psychologist

Phone: (302) 798-7464

Fax: (302) 798-7277


Monday through Friday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 

Saturday and Sunday:  By appointment