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School Avoidance: An InStride Coach’s Perspective

Watch InStride Health’s Director of Coaching discuss her experiences with exposure coaching for youth who are school avoidant. She understands how difficult school avoidance can be for the children, their parents and the school community.

Strategies for Addressing School Avoidance Due to Anxiety

School avoidance is a term used when a child or teen avoids going to school for an extended period of time and/or consistently arrives late or leaves early. It can happen for a variety of reasons, including emotional distress, which is particularly challenging and the focus of this blog.

Making Peace with Mice: My Exposure Journey

Exposure is about gradually facing the people, places, things, situations and activities that cause anxiety so that the brain can create new, more adaptive memories to compete with fear memories.

On-Demand Webinar: The Many Faces of Anxiety and OCD

Watch Dr. Boger and Dr. Potter as they present with the NJAAP on the many presentations of Anxiety and OCD.

Exposure Therapy

Watch Dr. Daniel Stone, an InStride Health Therapist and Director of Digital Health Innovation, share his favorite aspect of the InStride treatment model.

Managing Holiday Stress: Strategies for Cultivating Calm and Contentment

The holidays suddenly arrive, and you realize that you aren’t experiencing the zen you had expected. During “the most wonderful time of year,” you’re feeling more stressed and anxious than before.

Supporting Your Child with Anxiety And/Or OCD

Mona Potter, MD and Kathryn Boger, PhD, ABPP recently partnered with ADAA to host an insightful Q&A webinar addressing strategies for parenting children with anxiety and OCD. The engaging discussion provided parents and caregivers with practical tips and recommendations, and the audience asked so many wonderful questions that Drs. Potter and Boger weren’t able to respond to them all in the time allotted. So they’ve penned this blog to address the most common themes that emerged from the questions.

Understanding the Connection Between Tourette’s and OCD

Tourette’s Syndrome and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) often co-occur in children, teens, and young adults. While they have different characteristics and diagnostic criteria, they share some commonalities in terms of symptoms and underlying neurobiology.

Coping With The Mental Health Aspects of Tourette’s in Children

Our Clinical Director, joined other leading pediatric mental health experts in a special 60 minute webinar focused on: Understand the mental health challenges that often accompany Tourette’s.

Effectiveness of Intensive Virtual Treatment for Pediatric Anxiety and OCD 

In light of the growing pediatric mental health crisis and long wait times to see an in-person therapist, a team of mental health leaders from the nationally recognized McLean Anxiety Mastery Program (MAMP) conducted research regarding the benefits of videoconferencing-based cognitive behavioral therapy (VCBT) for intensive treatment of pediatric anxiety and OCD.

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