Community Education Series

Approximately once each month, we provide a workshop in our Brooklyn office providing practical, evidence-based information and guidelines regarding a variety of mental health topics. Designed for the local community in mind, this FREE seminar provides access to insights and advice from our staff and other mental health professionals who have advanced training and expertise. You must RSVP prior to coming, and workshops fill up on a first-registered basis. To be notified about upcoming lectures, please subscribe to our newsletter.

Befriending Fear: An Introduction to Using Mindfulness

Next month in Brooklyn, we will host staff clinician, Tonya Swartzendruber, for a FREE Community Education Series talk titled Befriending Fear: An Introduction to Using Mindfulness. This talk will focus on what mindfulness is (and isn’t) and it’s application in treating anxiety. In recent years, mindfulness has become more prominent in psychotherapy as a technology for reducing reactivity to difficult emotional experience. In this seminar, mindfulness will be explored as a way to increase capacity to stay present in the face of unwelcome or uncomfortable emotional experience. Participants will learn how mindfulness can be included in effective treatment for anxiety.

Wednesday March 22, 2017 at 12:30 PM
Center for Anxiety, Brooklyn 3692 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11229
All guests are welcome to attend this FREE program.
Please RSVP to info@centerforanxiety.org or 646-837-5557

Support Groups

OCD Support Group (Brooklyn Location)

The Center for Anxiety will host a free 4-session OCD support group for individuals with OCD as well as their family/friends. Attendees of the group will learn current information about OCD, as well as how to live with uncertainty, coping strategies and methods of treatment, with a focus on Exposure and Response Prevention. The group will meet in our Brooklyn location from 7:00-8:00 PM on Thursdays: 2/16, 3/2, 3/16, and 3/30. This group will be run at no cost to participants (adults 18+) but please RSVP to reserve your spot by contacting info@centerforanxiety.org or 646-837-5557 x1.

Parents of Anxious Children Group (Brooklyn Location)

The Center for Anxiety will host a 4-session group for parents of anxious children. This group will teach parents how to support anxious children and avoid accommodating behaviors that make anxiety worse. This group will best serve parents of children between the ages of 7 and 14. The group will meet in our Brooklyn location from 11:30-12:30 PM on Thursdays: 2/16, 2/23, 3/2, and 3/9. The cost for this group is $40 per session. Please RSVP to reserve your spot by contacting info@centerforanxiety.org or 646-837-5557 x1.

OCD Support Group (Manhattan Location)

The Center for Anxiety is proud to offer a monthly support group for individuals with OCD (and co-occurring disorders) as well as their family/friends. This group meets from 6:00pm-7:00pm on the 2nd Thursday of each calendar month. Attendees must RSVP prior to coming so that their names can be added to the visitor list, and attendees mush bring ID to gain access to the Empire State Building. Please email tnioplias@centerforanxiety.org to confirm dates and for other information.

Living with Psychosis (Manhattan Location)

The Center for Anxiety is proud to offer a monthly support group for individuals with psychosis in the context of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and other chronic mental conditions. Family members and friends of individuals with psychosis are also welcome to attend. This group meets from 5:00pm-6:00pm on the 2nd Thursday of each calendar month. Attendees must RSVP prior to coming so that their names can be added to the visitor list, and attendees must bring ID to gain access to the Empire State Building. Please email tnioplias@centerforanxiety.org to confirm dates and for other information.

Lecture Topics

Our staff is also available to come to your school or organization to present on a wide range of topics. Please contact us for more information or to request a lecture. Potential topics include:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • The basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • One Session Exposure Therapy for Specific Phobias: Overcoming Your Fears in a Single Day
  • Stop cutting! Behavior therapy for self-injury
  • Treatment of psychosis with Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • No Sleep ‘Till Brooklyn: Proven ways to improve your sleep
  • A relational approach to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Child Psychology

  • When to worry about your child’s worries
  • Talking to children about terrorism
  • Parenting your preschooler
  • Taking charge in your home: Effective discipline strategies for parents
  • Taking charge in your classroom: Effective discipline strategies for teachers

Spirituality & Mental Health

  • Is there room for God in psychotherapy?
  • Observant or obsessive: Religious life and OCD
  • Recent advances in the science of spirituality & mental health
  • The Connections Paradigm: A spiritual approach to mental health
  • Mental disorders: What do clergy need to know?