drshelleyavny@gmail.com; 646.216.2190

260 Madison Ave

New York, NY 10016

COVID-19 Information

CAAP is taking all precautions to ensure the health and safety of our patients/families and staff, and all who might be directly or indirectly impacted by COVID-19. We are closely monitoring the situation as it unfolds, and will continue to follow the CDC/WHO guidelines and adjust our operations accordingly.  


Current updates and modifications to the practice include:

  • Intakes and Treatment Sessions: Until further notice all sessions will be conducted via Telehealth. We are able to accommodate intakes for new patients and treatment sessions through this means.

  • WeSpeak Summer 2020: Given the uncertainty about the trajectory and duration of COVID-19 and its impact on public health, we cannot definitively commit to running the scheduled WeSpeak sessions this summer.

    • Our decision will be based on the national and state guidelines, and we will maintain communication with interested families as new information develops.

    • In the meantime, we are still doing free consultation calls to determine whether your child might be a good fit for the program. We are also waiving the deposit for registration; if we are able to run the program, per Center for Disease Control/World Health Organization guidelines, we will collect your deposit at that time.

    • If we are unable to do WeSpeak this summer, we will be running it December 28-January 1.

COVID-19 Resources

Below are a few articles that may be helpful during this difficult time. We will continue to update this page regularly with practical resources. It's important to remain informed with accurate information about COVID-19, including how to protect yourself and others, common myths, and other frequently asked questions. This is a link to the World Health Organization as a means of staying informed. 

Guide to Helping Families Cope With the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Strategies for Parenting in Close Quarters

A Brain Hack to Hack the Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle

10 Questions Parents may have about Coronavirus 

Handling Your Kid's Disappointment When Everything is Canceled

4 Ways to Help Your Anxious Kid

11 Questions Parents May Have About Coronavirus

Anxiety and Depression Association of America - Coronavirus Anxiety - Helpful Expert Tips and Resources

Simple Activities for Children and Adults


If you have any questions about adjusting to life amid COVID-19 that you would like answered in our upcoming Q&A series, please email info@caapanxiety.com with your question. We will be posting questions and answers weekly.