Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic

Type of Service

Counselling and Treatment

Program Description

The Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic (ATRC) is an outpatient program dedicated to providing clinical service, education, and research in the area of anxiety disorders. Comprehensive assessment services are provided for a full range of anxiety-based problems. In addition, the ATRC has treatment programs for individuals aged 17-75 suffering from obsessive/compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. These include group and individual interventions, typically lasting 10 to 15 sessions. In some cases, brief treatments are also available for individuals suffering from health anxiety and specific phobias. Treatment programs include cognitive behavioural therapy, medications, or combinations of these approaches. Individuals who receive treatment in one of the ATRC's standard programs are later welcome to attend a monthly booster group designed to reinforce the skills learned during the initial course of treatment. Model of service is evidence-based psychological treatments (e.g., cognitive behavioural therapy) and pharmacotherapy offered on a short-term basis. Assessments are normally conducted over one to two sessions. There may be a wait of a few months between the initial assessment and the start of treatment. The Anxiety Treatment and Research Clinic also provides on a non-urgent basis, a consultation service for children and adolescents between the ages of 6 to 17 years with a probable diagnosis of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) only. This service provides diagnostic assessment and clarification, treatment recommendations and medication consultation.

Access Information

Referrals to this program, with the exception of Pediatric OCD referrals, are processed by Connect, St. Joe’s centralized intake service for Mental Health and Addiction Outpatient Programs.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost Yes

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-522-1155 ext. 33697
Fax 905-521-6120

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 6 to 75 years of age.
Catchment LHINs: (Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed

Application Referral Forms


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1700