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 with intensive parent management (when relevant) 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.
For details of our in-person (July 16th-19th Aug 13th-16th & Oct 8th -11th, and virtual programs (Teen July 21st)–> visit: www.CommuniCamp.org.
Meet our new SMart Center ambassador: Rachel Gordon!
Selective Mutism didn’t stop 8-year-old Rachel from pursuing her dreams. Rachel overcame Selective Mutism with a team approach using our evidence-based philosophy, S-CAT®.
Today, Rachel is a shining star on TV, commercials & in the news. She also toured the country for a Broadway musical and has performed at Carnegie Hall & New York Fashion Week.
Rachel says: “I found my voice and YOU can too!” @rachelingordon