Anxiety Program: West Bergen Center for Children & Youth

Anxiety Program: West Bergen Center for Children & Youth

Who we are…

West Bergen Mental Healthcare, recognizing the growing and unmet need for counseling and psychiatric services specifically for children, established the Center for Children and Youth in 1990. This high quality mental health center offers parents and children meaningful and effective services as they face a changing and challenging society.

When families experience a full range of needs and problems, they turn to the Center for help in managing behavioral issues, developmental concerns, family conflict, school difficulties and serious psychological problems such as major depression and severe anxiety. We provide research-based programs designed to address these needs.

The Center for Children and Youth has served more than 6,000 children, adolescents and their families.

West Bergen is committed to meeting the psychological needs of our clients with sensitivity and responsive, innovative services at the highest possible standard. We strive to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve…one life at a time.

Anxiety Program…

The Center for Children and Youth provides comprehensive evaluations and treatment for children and adolescent ages 4-18, who are experiencing unusual or excessive anxiety.

Anxiety disorders are among the most common illness in America. About 13 percent of children between 9 and 17 years of age have an anxiety disorder.

According to Mental Health America, “All children experience some anxiety; this is normal and expected.  For example, when left along at a preschool for the first time, many children will show distress; a young child with his or her own room may develop a fear of the dark. Such anxiety becomes a problem when it interrupts a child’s normal activities, like attending school and making friends or sleeping. Persistent and intense anxiety that disrupts daily routine is a mental health problem that requires help.”

Signs of Anxiety include:

*Fear of separating from parents or significant others.

*Nighttime fears or unwillingness to sleep alone.

*School refusal

*Intense anxiety attacks or panics

*Fear and/or avoidance of specific animals, objects or situations

*Anticipatory anxiety and/or avoidance of social situations

*Performance anxiety, including fear of talking in class

*Repetitive, compulsive, ritualized behaviors

*Excessive worrying and ruminating (sometimes accompanied by physical complaints)

*Anxiety in the aftermath of traumatic events

The Anxiety Program offers a full spectrum of psycho-therapeutic treatments, which includes:

*Comprehensive Diagnostic Evalution

*Individual, Family and Group Therapy

*Medication Evaluation and Management

The Anxiety Program is lead by a team of Certified Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Advanced Practice Nurses, Clinical psychologists and Clinical Social Workers. The  West Bergen Center for Children and Youth has a tradition of offering high-quality interventions which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Family System Therapy.

For Emergencies call: (201) 262-HELP (4357) or Call 911

Service Locations:

West Bergen Mental Healthcare

120 Chestnut Street

Ridgewood, NJ  07450

West Bergen Center for Children and Youth

One Cherry Lane

Ramsey, NJ  07446

West Bergen Counseling Group

860 Wyckoff Avenue, 2nd Floor

Mahwah, NJ  07430


For additional information or to schedule an appointment please contact our ACCESS CENTER at (201) 485-7172.

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the West Bergen Center for Children & Youth pamphlet on Anxiety Program. Please email or call them directly for more information.



About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Anxiety Program: West Bergen Center for Children & Youth

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please email or call the above numbers for more information.

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