GREENWICH, Conn. and MADISON, N.J., October 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Anxiety Institute, a clinical research practice specializing in the treatment of acute anxiety disorders in adolescents and young adults, announces a groundbreaking program for parents of anxious children. The Parenting Strategy Program (PSP) is a coaching program designed for parents and caregivers to enable them to effectively and confidently parent a child with anxiety, OCD or a related disorder. Inspired by market demand and the families we serve, anxiety disorders among young people jumped 29% from 2016 to 2020 according to the National Survey of Children’s Health, and emergency room visits for anxiety disorders increased by 117% from 2007 to 2016, according to a 2020 publication in Pediatrics. Led by the Director of Parent Services at the Anxiety Institute, Andree Palmgrenthe PSP is informed by the SPACE Program (Sfavorable PI research Aanxious VSchildhood Emotions) of the Yale University Child Study Center.

Over ten personalized online interactive sessions, follow-ups and check-ins, parents receive step-by-step strategies for managing their children’s anxiety-related behaviors. Through these personalized coaching sessions, caregivers learn to transition from coping with their child’s anxiety to parenthood using constructive strategies and effective support techniques. PSP teaches long-term strategies and provides a roadmap that helps parents change interactions with their child, which promotes their child’s independence and well-being in family, school, and social activities.

“As the parent of an anxious child,” says Linda GeigerCEO and Founder of the Anxiety Institute, “I know it’s imperative for parents to break the cycle of accommodation and avoidance to foster a more independent and resilient child.”

One parent who graduated from the program agrees “The Anxiety Institute’s parenting strategy program was great. It gave us as parents the knowledge and tools we needed to change our behavior, reduce our parenting accommodations and supporting our daughter as she regains her independence With each passing success, our daughter’s anxiety diminished as her confidence and independence returned.

Anxiety Institute is the only clinical research center specializing in acute anxiety disorders in adolescents and young adults. Anxiety Institute uses the latest, evidence-based treatments in combination with other supportive therapies. The Anxiety Institute is located at Greenwich, Connecticutand Madison, New Jersey. To learn more, visit

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