Outpatient Clinic

Center for Child/Adolescent Anxiety and OCD Treatment

Stone Belt recently opened the Milestones Center for Child/Adolescent Anxiety and OCD Treatment. This new anxiety center is a part of Milestones Clinical and Health Resources. 

The objective is to help children, adolescents, and their families understand their diagnoses and to provide scientifically supported treatment and recovery with strategies for lifelong management. The clinic offers a multidisciplinary treatment team that includes a psychiatrist and three therapists trained in evidence-based care.

What sets this program apart is the advanced training as master clinicians in anxiety-related disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The treatment team's commitment to care will include a consistent staffing of cases to offer maximum benefit to clients. The clinic offers treatment fidelity and flexibility to meet the developmental needs of each individual.

Stone Belt is committed to providing ongoing professional development through trainings, webinars, and attendance at special conferences for the master clinicians, who include Jennifer Halloran, Deb Mishler, Cindi Winegardner, and Dr. Melinda Weakley.

Diagnostic categories include: GAD, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, panic, trichotillomania, separation anxiety and selective mutism.

To access care, call 812-333-6324, ext. 186, and staff will help identify treatment needs.
01
in 8 children/adolescents suffers from an anxiety disorder.
80
percent of kids with a diagnosable anxiety disorder are not getting treatment.

Most common first appearance of OCD is between the ages of 8-12 and then in the late teenage years. Symptoms can present as young as 2-3 years of age.

On average, it takes14 to 17 years from symptom emergence to receive appropriate treatment for OCD.

Anxiety tends to be chronic unless properly treated.

The lifetime prevalence for anxiety in 13-18 year olds is 25.1% and 5.9% will experience a severe anxiety disorder.

Untreated children with anxiety disorders are at high risk for poor school performance, missing out on important social experiences and substance abuse.

500,000 children and adolescents in the United States have OCD – this is the same number as have Type 1 diabetes.

Research has shown that cognitive behavioral treatment of anxiety and OCD is more effective long term than medication alone.

Counseling

Milestones is a certified outpatient mental health clinic offering a wide range of supports. With 20 years of experience, we provide a unique combination of behavior and therapeutic approaches to address mental health needs and provide personal care for each of our clients. Milestones has master's-level clinicians and a variety of support services staff available to meet the needs of children, adolescents, families and individuals with developmental disabilities.

Meet Our Outpatient Team

Jennifer Halloran, LCSW
Jennifer Halloran, LCSWTherapist / Behavior Clinicianjhalloran@stonebelt.org
Deb Mishler, LCSW
Deb Mishler, LCSWTherapistdmishler@stonebelt.org
Cindi Winegardner, LCSW
Cindi Winegardner, LCSWTherapistcwinegar@stonebelt.org
Melissa Hinkle, LCSW
Melissa Hinkle, LCSWTherapistmhinkle@stonebelt.org
Angela Nielsen, PMHNP
Angela Nielsen, PMHNPPsychiatric Advanced Practice Nursebehavior@stonebelt.org
Pam McCoy, LMHC
Pam McCoy, LMHCTherapist / Behavior Clinicianpmccoy@stonebelt.org
Melinda Weakley, MD
Melinda Weakley, MDPsychiatrist / Medical Directorbehavior@stonebelt.org
Mary McKinney, LCSW, LMFT
Mary McKinney, LCSW, LMFTTherapistmmckinney@stonebelt.org
James Wiltz, PhD, HSPP
James Wiltz, PhD, HSPPDirector of Milestonesjwiltz@stonebelt.org