Anxiety Disorders Clinic (ADC)
Staff at the anxiety disorders clinic offer evaluations and treatment to adults, children, and adolescents with disorders. Established in 1992, the clinic is a treatment, training, and research center located on the Rutgers University Busch campus in Piscataway, NJ. A variety of services are provided, offering the most effective treatments available in the field of psychology. The clinic is best known for providing evidenced-based treatment of anxiety and other related disorders, most notably, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
Established in 1992, the clinic is a treatment, training, and research center located on the Rutgers, The State University of NJ - Busch campus in Piscataway, NJ. A variety of services are provided, offering the most effective treatments available in the field of psychology. The clinic is best known for services that include thorough evaluation and individualized exposure-based treatments for anxiety disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).
The Anxiety Disorders Clinic is affilated with the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.
The staff at the clinic support a comprehensive approach to mental health treatment. State of the art cognitive-behavioral therapy is offered in a flexible and supportive format, so that therapy is individually tailored to the patient's needs. Family members and significant others are often encouraged to participate in treatment in order to maximize effectiveness and generalize gains. When applicable, clinic staff maintain close contact with the patient's other treating professionals in an effort to provide a multidisciplinary perspective.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Social Phobia
- Specific Phobias
Our assessments typically consist of a comprehensive, semi-structured interview, questionnaire data, history review, and discussion with family members and current treatment professionals. This assessment typically lasts 3 one-hour visits, at the end of which diagnostic information and treatment recommendations are reviewed with the patient, and other treatment providers where applicable.
Assessment, consultation, and treatment services are provided to adults and children who have experienced trauma from a variety of sources, such as military service, terrorist attacks, auto accidents, sexual assault, or natural disaster. The Veteran Readjustment Program provides assessment and treatment for men and women who have served in US military conflicts from World War II to Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). Contracts with the NJ state and Federal Veterans Administrations allow the Anxiety Disorders Clinic to provide cost-free assessment and treatment to eligible veterans and their families.
Therapy is usually provided on a weekly basis, and is centered on identifying, understanding, and directly targeting symptoms of the various disorders.
Treatment is offered for participants who are likely to benefit from a group-level intervention. This may include, but is not limited to, individuals who have had previous experience with exposure therapy and are seeking interventions to assist with maintenance of gains, individuals who have milder or less impairing symptoms, and/or those interested in receiving interventions that may provide the foundation for individual treatment while on the clinic's waiting list. This treatment may also be offered as an adjunct to individual therapy. Groups typically consist of 4 to 6 participants and are twelve weeks in length, with a 90-minute session each week. Every effort is made to match participants in order to maximize group benefit.
Comprehensive services are offered for families with children suffering from anxiety disorders. These include individual cognitive behavioral therapy, parents support and training, and separate child and adolescent group treatments. Contact the clinic to inquire about current group offerings. Multi-factorial assessment and written evaluations are provided to both families and schools when applicable.
The Anxiety Disorders Clinic (ADC) is affiliated with the Rutgers University doctorate training programs in clinical psychology. Advanced graduate students provide services under the supervision of a senior therapist as part of their graduate training. Their sessions are available at reduced rates. Graduate students are actively involved in various aspects of the program, and contribute to the training, research, and collaborative atmosphere at our clinic.
Andrea Quinn, Psy.D., Director
Andrea Quinn is a senior clinician and has been with the Anxiety Disorders Clinic since 2004. Dr. Quinn provides assessment and cognitive-behavioral treatment to individuals with anxiety disorders and other related disorders, with a particular emphasis on working with children and families. She actively works toward collaboration and the coordination of treatment with school staff personnel whenever appropriate. Dr. Quinn's specific areas of interest include the treatment of post traumatic stress, selective mutism, and trichotillomania. In addition to her clinical work, Dr. Quinn also provides consultation and training in the management of challenging behaviors in individuals with developmental disabilities.