Treatment resources

What is our relationship to the UW Centre for Mental Health Research and Treatment (CMHRT)?

The CMHRT is a clinic run by the clinical program faculty of the UW Department of Psychology, which includes Drs. Purdon and Moscovitch. The CMHRT offers psychological services to children, adolescents, and adults in the tri-city area. Anxiety Studies is one of the research arms of the CMHRT.

Can I get treatment through the CMHRT?

The University of Waterloo Centre for Mental Health Research reception office

Yes, you can. However, the treatment division of the CMHRT is administratively independent of Anxiety Studies. To access treatment, you need to contact the CMHRT directly. Please go to the CMHRT website for more information or see the attached poster.

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Anxiety problems are treatable.

Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that when practiced by therapists who have specialized training is the most successful form of treatment for anxiety problems. It is at least as effective as medication and, in some cases, is even more effective. CBT is associated with lower rates of symptom return after treatment than is medication for a number of anxiety disorders. Not all providers of psychological services offer CBT. If you are interested in CBT for an anxiety or mood problem, you will want to ask a service provider in advance if it is offered.

Medication can be helpful in managing anxiety problems. Consult your family physician or a psychiatrist for more information.

Below is a list of local treatment settings that provide psychological services for a variety of mental health and living problems. Different resources offer different types of services. We have not listed psychologists or psychiatrists in private practice, but these can be found in the yellow pages of your phone book.

General information about anxiety and mood problems