The Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change in Rockville, Maryland, and McLean, Virginia was founded by Dr. Dalton to provide evidence-based behavioral treatment to individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by anxiety and other behavioral disorders. We seek to provide state of the art treatment in the context of a warm, compassionate, and collaborative relationship with the patient. Our particular areas of expertise include:

  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Specific Phobia
  • Adjustment Disorders
  • Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Depression
  • Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
Confident Kids Camp

© Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D.

Confident Kids Camp-DC Metro for Selective Mutism

Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein at the Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change is proud to bring the Confident Kids Camp, a well-established, Michigan-based program by Dr. Aimee Kotrba, to the DC Metro area! Confident Kids Camp-DC Metro is a 5-day intensive therapy program designed to help prepare children with Selective Mutism for the upcoming academic year. This camp utilizes one-on-one support and group therapeutic techniques in simulated classroom environments to give campers the opportunity to practice verbal communication skills with other children and adults. For more information or to request a Registration Packet for camp, to be held on August 3-7, please contact Confident Kids Camp-DC Metro Director, Dr. Scharfstein by email at selectivemutism@changeanxiety.com or phone 301-610-7850.

Coffee & Connections Hour for Caregivers of Youth with Selective Mutism

Twice-monthly Coffee & Connections Hour are now offered for Caregivers of Youth who Selective Mutism (SM), social anxiety, and those whose children show signs of these conditions. Attendees will build connections and share experiences in a supportive and inclusive environment. Each session costs $15/person and enrollees are required to sign up 7 days in advance. All proceeds go directly to a Scholarship Fund for a child with Selective Mutism to attend Confident Kids Camp-DC Metro, a week-long summer intensive therapy ‘camp.’

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Selective Mutism Training Series for Professionals

A 4-session, training series on Selective Mutism is now offered to professionals. The sessions will cover a deeper understanding of Selective Mutism, evidenced-based behavioral techniques, such as fading, shaping, and exposures, and effective collaboration with caregivers and schools. All levels of experience working Selective Mutism are welcome. The total cost is $100, and all proceeds go towards a scholarship fund to support a child with Selective Mutism to attend Confident Kids Camp-DC Metro. Continuing Education credits are available for $25 for psychologists and any discipline where APA-approved programs are accepted.

The series will meet for 4 sessions on Mondays from 12pm-1pm, on the following dates: March 23, April 20, May 18, June 1

For more information or to enroll, contact Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein at drscharfstein@changeanxiety.com or 301-610-7850 x 5.

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Our new Northern Virginia office

The Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change is thrilled to announce our expansion to an additional office in Northern Virginia! The new office will be located in McLean, Virginia, at [...]

Training for Mental Health Providers

School Refusal

The Center for Anxiety & Behavioral Change (CABC) is excited to offer a School Refusal Training Institute (SR-TI). Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein will lead an 8-session, consultation series for mental health providers of youth who refuse school.

The SR-TI course will delineate evidence-based cognitive behavioral (CBT) approaches to the assessment and treatment of school refusal. Techniques will address underlying emotional concern(s) and simultaneous school re-entry. There will be ample opportunity for case discussion and consultation.

The sessions will take place on a monthly basis throughout the school year. We will meet for 8 sessions on Tuesdays, from 12pm- 1pm, at CABC in Rockville, MD. The current SRTI session is underway, and we are accepting applications for future courses.

For more information or to enroll in the consultation series, please see our flyer or contact Bridget Camardi at clinic-coordinator@changeanxiety.com or Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein at drscharfstein@changeanxiety.com or call 301-610-7850.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

The Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change is accepting applications for our postdoctoral training program starting September 1st, 2019. Postdoctoral fellows will complete 40 hours/week, including some afternoon and evening hours. A strong background in treating anxiety using cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy with response prevention is recommended. Applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged. Please submit all queries and materials to the program training director, Dr. Rachel Singer at drsingerchangeanxiety@gmail.com with “Postdoctoral Fellowship” in the subject line.
For more information, please view the job posting.