The Kent State University Child Anxiety Research (CARe) Program specializes in the assessment and treatment of child anxiety and related concerns. Our primary goal is to (1) better understand risk factors leading to the development of anxiety in children and adolescents and (2) provide treatments that work for kids experiencing symptoms of an anxiety disorder, including Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Hair Pulling Disorder (Trichotillomania), Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD), Tic Disorders, Social Phobia, and Specific Phobias.

If you are interested in learning more about our ongoing studies please click the “Research” button on the left side of the screen.
If you would like to hear more about these studies or additional services we provide, please contact the CARe Program:

Phone: (330) 672-2200


Director: Christopher A. Flessner, Ph.D.

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