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

Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders

 

Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorders involve motor and vocal tics. They are often seen in combination with anxiety disorders, OCD, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Depression and ADHD. TS and chronic tics are thought to have neurobiological origins with genetic contributions and environmental influences.

 

Treatment of Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders:

 

Treatment involves therapy focused on understanding the environmental impact on tics and learning ways to make modifications to promote tic reduction. The most effective treatment is known as Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT). This evidence-based treatment involves:

 

  • Awareness training - identifying antecedents and consequences (the way the environment influences tics)
  • Habit Reversal Training (HRT)
  • Finding a competing response to replace the tic behavior
  • Reinforcing the suppression of tics
  • Learning coping tools to reduce embarrassment and negative social reactions (e.g., teasing by peers)
  • Helping families to modify reactions to tics
  • Improving school and social supports

 

Office Locations and Phone Number

Karen J. Landsman, Ph.D.

 

68 Essex Street

Millburn, NJ 07041

 

and

 

268 Green Village Road

Chatham, NJ 07935

 

Phone

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

 

Hours

Please call for appointment times

 

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