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SPACE Program Specialist

Cognitive Behavioral & Integrative Therapy located in Falls Church, Alexandria, VA & McLean, VA

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SPACE Program

If you have a child who struggles with anxiety or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), licensed clinicians at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment in Falls Church and Alexandria, Virginia, are there for them. They offer a Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) program to help anxious children, teens, and their families. Call one of the offices to schedule an appointment, or book one online today.

What is the SPACE program?

The SPACE program at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment is an exciting new treatment protocol for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and childhood anxiety disorders. It was developed by Eli Lebowitz at the Yale University Child Study Center and Tel Aviv University. 

This SPACE program is a parent-based intervention that helps kids who are resistant or unresponsive to medication and individualized cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

What are the benefits of the SPACE program?

The many benefits your family can experience by participating in the SPACE program include:

  • Less fear
  • Less anxiety
  • Mood improvements
  • Enhanced mental health
  • Improvements in parenting styles
  • Better overall quality of life

Studies show that children with anxiety disorders and parents who participated in 12 sessions of the SPACE program were as likely to overcome anxiety disorders as kids who underwent 12 sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) with a therapist.

Is the SPACE program right for my family?

If your child hasn’t responded to traditional treatments for OCD or other anxiety disorders, the SPACE program could be the solution you’ve been searching for. 

What should I expect during the SPACE program?

The SPACE program at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment is a course that lasts for about 12 sessions. It helps you improve your child’s confidence and capabilities as a parent while expressing empathy for their challenges.

Licensed clinicians coach you to communicate understanding and acceptance of your child’s fears, while having faith in their ability to face and cope with challenges effectively. 

You and your provider chart behavior successes and troubleshoot as needed to reduce troublesome childhood behaviors and help your child thrive. You can make changes to your parenting strategies as needed to ensure the best outcome for your child.

To learn more about the exceptional SPACE program at The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment and find out if it’s right for your family, call the office nearest you or schedule an appointment online today.

The Center for Cognitive Therapy and Assessment
Falls Church: 
✆ Phone (appointments): 703-618-0900
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 703-618-0900
Address: 300 North Washington St., Suite 102, Falls Church, VA 22046

Old Town Alexandria: 
✆ Phone (appointments): 703-618-0900
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 703-618-0900
Address: 1414 Prince St, Suite 312, Alexandria, VA 22314

McLean:
✆ Phone (appointments): 703-618-0900
✆ Phone (general inquiries): 703-618-0900
Address: 1497 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 103, McLean, VA 22101