Frequenty Asked Questions

What is AOTC's approach to treating anxiety and OCD?

At AOTC, we have over 26 years of experience providing empirically supported cognitive behavioral treatments to children, adolescents, and adults. We customize therapy for each individual client, using the most current, evidence-based approaches. We also work closely with medical professionals when medication is part of the treatment plan.

Who can benefit from AOTC's services?

Anyone struggling with anxiety disorders can benefit from our services. We offer treatment for children, adolescents, and adults.

What are the standard therapy options?

Standard therapy is typically one 60-minute session per week. Home visits can also be arranged when necessary, with additional fees to cover time and travel costs.

Are there more intensive treatment options?

Yes, when clinically necessary, we may suggest more intensive treatment. Options include two or more 60-minute sessions weekly, or extended sessions ranging from 1.5 to 3 hours, one or multiple times weekly.

Can family members be involved in the treatment?

Absolutely. When indicated, treatment may include spouses, family members, and other loved ones in addition to individual sessions.

What if my child's academic performance is affected by anxiety?

We offer advocacy meetings and consultations involving school personnel and teachers as an essential component of treatment for children and adolescents whose academic functioning has been impaired by anxiety.

Is medication a part of treatment?

When medication is a component of treatment, we work in close collaboration with medical professionals to ensure a comprehensive approach to your care.

What if I'm already on medication for anxiety or OCD?

If you're already on medication, we'll work closely with your healthcare provider to integrate it into your customized treatment plan.


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