Selective Mutism, Anxiety, & Related Disorders Treatment Center
The SMart Center is directed by Dr. Elisa Shipon-Blum, who specializes in treating children, teens, and young adults with Selective Mutism, social anxiety/shyness, social communication (pragmatic) disorder, and related challenges. Our “whole-person” approach is rooted in treating the whole individual, not just his or her social communication issues.
This philosophy led Dr. Shipon-Blum to develop the evidence-based Social Communication Anxiety Treatment® (S-CAT®), which has been used to successfully treat more than 6,000 individuals worldwide. S-CAT® treatment integrates components of behavioral-therapy, CBT, and an insight-oriented approach to increase social communication and promote social confidence. The SMart Center is the only center in the world that implements Dr. Shipon-Blum’s S-CAT® Program.
Dr. Shipon-Blum also created CommuniCamp™, the intensive group treatment program modeled after S-CAT® concepts and strategies. CommuniCamp™ is the first of its kind, welcoming new and established patients worldwide between the ages of 3-17. For details and to apply for the program, visit www.CommuniCamp.org. Due to Covid-19 affecting travel for many, we are offering CommuniCamp™ virtually for the Summer of 2020.