Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety Disorders Karen J. Landsman, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist 973-895-2442
Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment for Anxiety Disorders                      Karen J. Landsman, Ph.D.                          Clinical Psychologist                                973-895-2442

Separation anxiety and/or School Refusal


Here are some questions that might help you understand if your child suffers from separation anxiety and/or school refusal.

  • Does your child cling to you whenever you try to leave?
  • Does your child react strongly when being dropped off at school?
  • Does your child have scary thoughts about being left alone?
  • Does your child fear being harmed or having a loved one harmed?
  • Does your child fear abandonment?


Examples of therapy goals  to help your child to overcome separation anxiety or school refusal behaviors:

  • Identify your child’s safety concerns and anxious fears.
  • Develop coping tools to manage stressful situations. 
  • Direct your child to improved school attendance and performance, bedtime improvements, becoming comfortable with leaving your side and alone time. 
  • Help your child function better at school, home, and participating with friends and in social activities.
  • Relieve the interference of persistent separation anxiety from which can make life difficult at home and in life.
  • Family education.
  • Help give step-by-step direction and guidance to parents and teachers. 
  • Teaching positive parenting practices and improved perspective for a more peaceful homelife.
  • Decreasing parental frustration and resentment that can hurt your relationship with your child.

Office Locations, Phone Number and Teletherapy Information

Karen J. Landsman, Ph.D.


68 Essex Street

Millburn, NJ 07041




268 Green Village Road

Chatham, NJ 07935



+1 973 895-2442+1 973 895-2442



Please call for appointment times

Teletherapy is offered


For mail please use the following address:

Karen J. Landsman, Ph.D.

PO Box 159

Morris Plains, NJ 07950



NJ 4067 - Office Visits/Telehealth

NY 024215 - Office Visits/Telehealth

MA 11987 - Office Visits/Telehealth

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