Anxiety Treatment & Research Clinic's mission is to provide
excellence and leadership in evidence based clinical service,
education and research for anxiety disorders.
We offer comprehensive evaluations
and proven treatments for anxiety-related conditions. Treatments
at the ATRC include both medications and effective psychological
treatments. Our interdisciplinary staff is available to consult with your family doctor,
psychiatrist and other professionals who are involved in your care.
To be seen in our clinic, a physician referral is required.
Please see the referral section of our website to find out
How to Make a Referral.
We see individuals with the
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Specific Phobias
The good news about anxiety
disorders is that they are treatable. We provide
treatments that have been evaluated in many different clinical centres,
including the ATRC, and have been found to be effective in the
treatment of anxiety disorders. We also provide monthly
"booster groups" for people who have completed our treatment program
and want additional support.
The ATRC is committed to providing
health care professionals with Teaching and Training
treatment for anxiety disorders so as to increase the accessibility
of treatment options for people with anxiety-related problems.
As such, assessments and treatments are regularly provided by
psychology or psychiatry residents and other closely supervised
We continually evaluate the
treatments that we provide, as such in the course of your treatment
you may be asked to complete questionnaires or participate in other
studies. Participation in any Research study is completely
voluntary. All studies conducted in our clinic have been
approved by the Research Ethics Board at St. Joseph's Healthcare
We carry a full line of books on
anxiety disorders and related topics for professionals and
self-help. You can purchase a book from the Outpatient
Pharmacy located in the Main Lobby of St. Joseph's Healthcare
Hamilton. You may also find them at the public library, order
them online, or from your local bookstore. See the
section on this website for a list of books for sale.