Children's Anxiety Disorder Specialists Charleston SC

Anxiety disorder treatment treats anxiety disorders, which are panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Treatment varies by the specific disorder type, but may involve cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication therapy. See below to learn more and to find expert mental health specialists in Charleston, SC who provide anxiety disorder treatment.

Bonnie Fralix Cleaveland
(843) 571-4005
1173 Southgate Drive
Charleston, SC
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Virginia Tech
Credentialed Since: 2007-06-04

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Ms. Barbara Bettini
Barbara Bettini, MA, LPC, NCC
(843) 568-6933
1060-B Cliffwood Street
Mount Pleasant, SC
Credentials
Credentials: MA, LPC
Licensed in South Carolina
20 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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N. Kaye Finch
(843) 881-6511
886 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard
Mount Pleasant, SC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Family Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Infants (0-2 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Virginia Commonwealth University
Credentialed Since: 1982-10-04

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Catherine Anne Walsh
(843) 884-3121
1060-B Cliffwood Dr
Mount Pleasant, SC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Virginia
Credentialed Since: 1996-08-15

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Ms. Sandy Davidson
New Directions Behavioral Health
(843) 737-6350
119 North Goose Creek Blvd. Suite B
Goose Creek, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans, Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

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Ms. Barbara Fox
Body & Soul Therapy
(843) 795-1100
2045 Maybank Hwy.
Charleston, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW-CP
Licensed in South Carolina
17 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.), Addictions/Substance, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Behavioral Problems, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Phobias, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Str
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Military/Veterans
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Amy Dodds
(843) 388-2212
222 West Coleman Blvd
Mount Pleasant, SC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder)
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of South Carolina
Credentialed Since: 2008-09-24

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Ms. Louisa Storen
Louisa Storen, L.I.S.W.
(843) 416-1103
886 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Suite 201
Mount Pleasant, SC
Credentials
Credentials: LISW, MSW, LMFT
Licensed in South Carolina
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Life Transitions
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Step Families
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Mary Larson Svendsen
(843) 569-2904
2138 Ashley Phosphate Rd, Ste 203
North Charleston, SC
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Couples Psychotherapy, Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction
Ages Served
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: St. Louis University
Credentialed Since: 1982-10-20

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Ms. Gretchen Sparacino
(843) 475-6447
Gretchen Sparacino, MA, LPC4 Carriage Lane
Charleston, SC
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Relationship Issues
Qualification
School: The Citadel
Year of Graduation: 2000
Years In Practice: 10 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

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Children's Anxiety

Disorders - Generalized Anxiety Disorder
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The anxiety of a child should be of the utmost importance to a parent. Children exposed to stressors with which they are unable to cope develop, at a very early age, stress related disorders that will remain with them for a lifetime. Childhood stress can be used as a learning tool by the nurturing, caring parent. Children who experience separation anxiety, and all children experience this stress, are comforted when reassured that their feelings are valid and that the parent will indeed return and when that will happen. Teaching children critical thinking skills and how to self-comfort in times of anxiety helps them to handle stress as adults in a positive and healthy fashion. Something we see too little of in today's world. Human beings are the only species on earth that expose their young to stressors with which they are not able to cope.

Different Manifestations of Children's Anxiety

Anxiety is a disorder that can take total control over one's life and leave one feeling alone and helpless. When this disorder affects children, the situation become worse as the child is not able to distinguish fears which can be overcome.

Children's anxiety symptoms are typical of any anxiety syndrome. They feel their heart is racing and their head is spinning. Often children have stomach aches and a lump in their throat. Children react to these symptoms in different ways. The younger they are, the more difficult it is to express their feelings and all they can do is cry. As they grow older, they throw tantrums, make excuses to avoid the stressor and often go into the stage of silent mutism.

Look Closely at Children's Anxiety

One of the earliest types of children's anxiety is separation anxiety. This is seen in children between the ages of 18 months to three years. These children are often seen clinging to their mothers and have a great problem sleeping in their own rooms. Parents should expect a tussle when the child reaches school going age and should tackle the problem before that stage arrives.

Social anxiety disorders affect children in pre-school and grade school. It is a separation anxiety of a sort, where children refuse to go to school in fear of the social interactions. Often this children's anxiety is more focused, as when the child is afraid of recess, the bus or the cafeteria. Proper evaluation should be done before any interventions, as often there is a specific teacher or class bully which is the root of the anxiety.

General anxiety disorders involve various aspects of the child's life. This disorder peaks at the ages of seven to eleven years. It is seen as excessive worrying about some thing which may seem trivial to others. Children are often pre-occupied with their looks, sports, punctuality, cleanliness etc.

Specific phobias may affect children of all age. Almost all children are afraid of something or the other wh...

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