The Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center
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112 Bala Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

Groups for Children and Teens with Anxiety

Co-led by Lori Kasmen, Psy.D. & Niela Hirsch, Psy.D.

Groups will teach children and teens about anxiety, give them Cognitive-Behavioral strategies (CBT) to manage it and provide social support.

Who Should Participate?
Children and teens ages 10-17 with anxiety including: generalized anxiety, worries, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and specific phobias. There will be separate groups for children and teens with a maximum of 10 members per group. Previous or current therapy is not required.

Why a Group?
Research shows that CBT group therapy helps children and teens to reduce overall anxiety levels. Group therapy can be a great source of support, offering children & teens a chance to meet and learn from peers with similar challenges, so they know they are “not the only ones.”

What to Expect:
At each session, participants will learn developmentally-appropriate, CBT tools and strategies to manage anxiety. They will have an opportunity to practice these tools in a fun way. There will also be time for open-ended discussion. Parents will be informed of tools that are presented so they may reinforce learning at home.

The Details:
Groups will meet for 6 weeks on Saturday mornings. Start date to be determined. Each group will last one hour. Participants should expect to participate for the full six-week session.

How to Sign Up:
For Parents/Caregivers: Please contact Dr. Niela Hirsch at 610-667-6490 ext. 18 or by email at for more information and to determine if the group is the right fit for your child.
For Providers: Please contact Dr. Niela Hirsch at 610-667-6490 ext. 18 or by email at You may also refer potential group members directly to Dr. Hirsch.

Cost is $65 per session, with full payment of $390 for the six-week session due at the first session.

Thank you and we look forward your participation!