As a Parent, What Can I Do? 


Are you struggling with helping your child manage his or her anxiety? Emily can help you with this! She offers training using a new evidence-based approach to parenting that allows parents to learn how to help their child without the child ever being involved in the treatment.


SPACE stands for Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions.

It is designed for parents  of children who struggle with anxiety, OCD, and related problems. SPACE was developed by Eli Lebowitz at the Yale Child Study Center.

Some of the main anxiety problems treated with SPACE include:

Separation anxiety

Social anxiety

Generalized anxiety

Fears and phobias

Panic disorder and Agoraphobia

Obsessive-compulsive disorder

SPACE aims to help parents learn how to respond to anxiety in their children in a way that is effective to help reduce disruptive behaviors and function better following treatment. 


What happens in SPACE treatment?

  • Parents who participate in SPACE will learn skills and tools to help their child overcome anxiety, OCD or related problems.
  • The treatment focuses on changes that parents can make to their own behavior. There is no need to make their child change.
  • The two main changes that parents learn to make in SPACE treatment are to respond more supportively to their anxious child and to reduce the accommodations they have been making to the child symptoms. 


SPACE Treatment Options

Below are areas in ways in which Emily can provide support and education using the SPACE Model.

Group Treatment

Join a group of parents who are experiencing the same issues! The group format occurs in three phases:

  • Phase One: Education (three weekly 90 minute session)
  • Phase Two: Implementation (three weekly 90 minute sessions)
  • Phase Three: Follow Up and Support (three weekly 90 minute sessions)
Phase One is a required commitment. Follow up phases are optional commitments.

Next Group Offering

Currently, all group offerings are on Zoom on Monday evenings from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Both parents are recommended to attend if possible.

  • Phase One: March 1, 8, 15
  • Phase Two: March 29, April 5, 12
  • Phase Three:  April 19, 26, May 3
For more information, please complete the Counseling Registration Form.


Click to read an article on the effectiveness of this new approach to parenting anxious kids.


Individual Treatment

Request an individual consultation at any time (parents only). A full assessment will be completed and recommendations will be provided as to the best course of action. Follow up sessions may or may not include your child. For more information, please complete the Counseling Registration Form.


Click to read an article on the effectiveness of this new approach to parenting a child with OCD or Social Anxiety.

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