Michael Garron Hospital's (MGH) anxiety clinic specializes in evidence-based individual and group psychotherapy for children and youth up to age 17 who have an anxiety disorder. Additional services include medication follow-up and computer-based interventions.
Anxiety disorders are among the most common and most treatable mental health conditions impacting children and teens.
Founded in 2009, the child and adolescent anxiety clinic is one of only a few government-funded services of its kind in Toronto. We provide treatment for separation anxiety, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, specific phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other related conditions.
Although our primary goal is clinical care, we also conduct research into anxiety and are active in providing training for psychiatry residents and other students. Our staff are published in academic journals and have received grants and awards in this field.
Our interdisciplinary team includes child psychiatrists, psychiatry residents and trainees from a variety of other disciplines.
Referral to the child and adolescent anxiety clinic is made at the time of the initial outpatient psychiatric consultation, which can be accessed through a referral by a primary care physician.