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.
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