Director & Leaders

Dr. Lindsay Scharfstein is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist at the Center for Anxiety and Behavioral Change, a private team oriented practice based in Rockville, Maryland. Within the practice, Dr. Scharfstein is the director of the Confident Kids Camp- DC Metro, a 1-week intensive treatment program for children with selective mutism. She also launched the School Refusal Training Institute, which offers training and consultation for mental health providers of youth who refuse school. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Central Florida and completed her Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral fellowships at the Yale University Child Study Center.

Dr. Scharfstein conducts specialized psychological assessments for individuals with anxiety and related disorders, to help obtain accurate diagnoses and develop personalized treatment plans. She is extensively trained in evidence-based treatments. She has particular expertise in the treatment of selective mutism and social phobia (social anxiety disorder), and treatments aimed to enhance social and emotional functioning. Dr. Scharfstein provides treatment in individual, couples, family, group, and intensive therapy formats. She engages in ongoing communication with family, school, and community systems to foster collaborative relationships and optimize treatment success and quality of life. Additionally, Dr. Scharfstein offers educational workshops within the community and presents at national conferences.

Camp Leaders

Dr. Rachel Singer

Dr. Renee DeBoard-Lucas


Profiles coming soon!