Anxiety and related disorders are among the most common psychiatric disorders that affect children and adolescents. Fortunately, they are also among the most responsive to treatment. PATCH (Pediatric Anxiety Treatment Center at Hall-Mercer) is a specialty clinic in Center City Philadelphia that assesses and treats children and adolescents with anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), tics, and trichotillomania. PATCH therapists use treatments that have been demonstrated to work, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and exposure and response prevention (ERP). Our therapy approach involves a partnership between the therapist and family and helps youth learn to manage their anxiety more effectively.

What we offer:

We offer treatment for children and adolescents (ages 4-18) with:

  • Generalized anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Separation anxiety
  • Fears and phobias
  • School anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks
  • Selective mutism
  • Tics
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)

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