Frequently Asked Questions

How do we make an appointment?

Call us at (848) 445-3905, send us an email at YADC@gsapp.Rutgers.edu, or complete our  Contact Us form. We would be happy to give you more information about our program and conduct a brief phone screen to see if we are an appropriate program for your child.

Please note that we do not have a full-time receptionist. Please leave your contact information and a team member will contact you within 24-48 hours.

How much does assessment and treatment cost?

There is no charge for your initial assessment. Sessions are charged on a sliding scale based on annual family income and are payable at the time of service.

Families who participate in research receive financial compensation for completing scheduled assessments and gift cards/prizes may be available to youth at various timepoints throughout treatment.

Do you accept insurance?

Unfortunately, we do not accept insurance, but families are not charged for assessments, and therapy fees are assessed on a sliding scale.

Who will my child’s therapist be?

Services are provided by advanced doctoral students in clinical or school psychology. These students are trained and supervised by recognized experts in the field of youth anxiety and depression.

Is the Youth Anxiety and Depression Clinic right for my family?

We provide psychological therapy for children and adolescents (ages 9-17) who feel impacted by anxiety, stress, and mood problems. If your child  is experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be a good candidate for the YAD-C:

  • Sad, down, blue, or irritable mood
  • Withdrawal from friends, school/work, and social activities; disinterested in things you used to like
  • Pervasive, persistent worries about multiple topics (i.e. school/work performance, family, health, future)
  • Difficulty separating from home, parents, or loved ones
  • Excessive fear or embarrassment in social situations
  • Problems at home, school/work, or with peers as a result of mood or anxiety
How is CBT different from other therapies?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a goal-oriented therapy that focuses on helping your child incorporate meaningful changes in his or her life. Children and teens learn skills and practice them actively inside and outside of therapy with the help of the therapist (coach) and family. Not all therapies are as active or as focused on real-world change as CBT.