The Anxiety and Depression Clinic offers low-cost Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy for anxiety, depression, and related emotional disorders to the general public as part of our ongoing research. We currently only offer services for adults, aged 18 and older. Referrals to treatment providers who specialise in childhood anxiety or depression can be provided.
Treatment usually lasts for 10 weeks, although some people may require more or less time to overcome their anxiety or depressive difficulties. Currently, the clinic will be offering both individual and group-based treatment however the format offered to each client will depend on presenting problems and assessment outcome. Given current COVID-19 guidance, sessions may be offered via telehealth.
Treatment sessions are usually weekly and will last one (if individual) or two (if group) hours. Daytime and limited evening hours are available. All treatments are conducted either by Dr. Peter Norton or the clinical staff of the Anxiety and Depression Clinic.
The Anxiety and Depression Clinic does not prescribe medication, although we will gladly speak with your physician or psychiatrist about coordinating services.
If you call to request treatment at the Anxiety and Depression Clinic, several things will happen:
If our services appear appropriate, group or individual treatment will begin shortly after the assessment is completed.
Everybody experiences anxiety and fear. However, for individuals with Anxiety Disorder, anxious thoughts are a regular occurrence and the associated anxiety experienced as a result can start to create many difficulties in a person's life.
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy is a form of treatment that has repeatedly been shown to be among the most effective in reducing or eliminating anxiety and depressive disorders.