CBT Solutions of Long Island

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Autism and Anxiety

A Treatment Program For Anxiety in Children With High-Functioning 

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Facing Your Fears is a structured treatment program that uses a cognitive behavioral approach to reduce symptoms of anxiety in children with high-functioning Autism. 
The co-occurrence rate of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents with ASD ranges between 40% to 80%. Published case studies have demonstrated a reduction of anxiety symptoms after the use of modified cognitive behavioral therapy. 
Treatment is available in both individual and group format focusing on:
  • Identification and understanding emotions
  • Understanding anxiety and identifying symptoms of anxiety
  • Relaxation Skills Training
  • Learning helpful vs. unhelpful thinking
The group is for children ages 8 through 12 years and their parents. Children should be at a second grade reading level or above. The group therapy will consist of about 13 sessions meeting once per week. 

For more info please call or email 

Dr. Shannon Harvey at:


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