Selective Mutism is characterized by consistent failure to speak in specific social situations (in which there is an expectation for speaking) despite speaking in other situations. Such symptoms last at least 1 month and interfere with educational or occupational achievement or with social communication. The failure to speak is not due to a lack of knowledge of the language or due to a Communication Disorder.
Providing Evidence-Based Treatment for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Tourette's Disorder/Tics, Trichotillomania, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Hoarding, Skin Picking/Excoriation Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, and Phobias. Boca Raton office is easily accessible from Palm Beach County & South Florida (Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Lake Worth, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Lighthouse Point, Deerfield Beach, Pompano Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami).