Autism and Anxiety

A Treatment Program For Anxiety in Children With High-Functioning

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Facing Your Fears is a structured treatment program that uses a cognitive behavioral approach to reduce symptoms of anxiety in children with high-functioning Autism.


The co-occurrence rate of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents with ASD ranges between 40% to 80%. Published case studies have demonstrated a reduction of anxiety symptoms after the use of modified cognitive behavioral therapy. 

Treatment is available in both individual and group format focusing on:

  • Identification and understanding emotions
  • Understanding anxiety and identifying symptoms of anxiety
  • Relaxation Skills Training
  • Learning helpful vs. unhelpful thinking

The group is for children ages 8 through 12 years and their parents. Children should be at a second grade reading level or above. The group therapy will consist of about 13 sessions meeting once per week.

For more info please call or email

Dr. Shannon Harvey at:

631-209-5343

[email protected]