WHO we are

The Pediatric Anxiety Research Center (PARC) has provided assessment and treatment for children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and other anxiety disorders through research studies and an outpatient anxiety clinic since 1999. PARC includes leading mental health professionals, researchers in the pursuit of life-changing research, and educators with a passion for patient-centered care. Each of PARC's offered services is designed to bring about vital improvements in the lives of children with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) or other forms of anxiety. 

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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, specific phobias, panic disorder, agoraphobia, and selective mutism.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent, intrusive thoughts called "obsessions" and ritualized or repetitive behaviors called "compulsions."

Disorders we treat

Child Psycholgist

treatment we provide

At PARC, we provide exposure-based cognitive behavioral therapy. Exposure is a type of therapy where therapists help people gradually face fears in a safe environment to break the cycle of avoidance and worry. Exposure is not dangerous or new. In fact, it is a well-established treatment shown to be effective in hundreds of research studies across kids, teens, and adults. Exposure is believed to help people by reducing their anxious reaction to situations with repeated practice, build confidence around managing anxiety, and create new learning experiences. Exposure is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and is a recommended first-line treatment for anxiety according to numerous professional groups

Childhood Psychology



The IMPACT Study is currently enrolling children between the ages of 5 and 18 who may be experiencing symptoms of OCD or anxiety to receive weekly outpatient treatment. The goal of the IMPACT Study is to examine two types of delivery of an effective treatment for pediatric anxiety and OCD.

The Intensive Program for OCD & Anxiety Related Disorders

The Intensive Program provides daily, intensive treatment for children who experience significant impairment in daily functioning due to symptoms of OCD or anxiety. The Intensive Program can be an effective care option for youth who have not responded to traditional once-a-week outpatient treatment.

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The BRAVE Study is currently enrolling children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 25 who may be experiencing symptoms of OCD or anxiety to receive weekly outpatient treatment. The BRAVE Study is conducted in partnership with Riverside Community Care and Gateway Healthcare.

current programs