Anxiety Program

Emil Coccaro, M.D.
Shona Vas, Ph.D.

The Adult Anxiety Clinic specializes in the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of adults with different types of anxiety disorders. A multidisciplinary team lead by a psychologist and psychiatrist reviews all cases in the clinic and provides integrated evidence-based treatment including medication management and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy. The clinic is conducted in an outpatient setting but inpatient or more intensive treatment is arranged if necessary. Clinicians in this program have experience working with panic disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety and worry, phobias and trauma. In addition, co-occurring disorders (e.g. depression, interpersonal problems) are also evaluated and treated. Cognitive-behavioral therapy involves multiple interventions such as education, self-monitoring, cognitive restructuring, exposure, response prevention, and relaxation. Medications are prescribed as appropriate and all providers work closely together to develop and execute an individualized treatment plan for each patient.