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Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Mood & Anxiety Program

At the Drexel PSC, the Mood & Anxiety Program provides services to adults who suffer from many different psychological concerns such as:

  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Body dysmorphic disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder

Our clinicians use evidence-based treatments to help you decrease the symptoms you’ve struggled with, and develop the tools you’ll need to function better in everyday life.

What to Expect

Once you are assigned to the Mood and Anxiety Disorder Clinic, your clinician will work with you to develop and implement a plan that meets your individual needs. We begin with a complete diagnostic assessment (usually 1 or 2 sessions) that will inform the development of your individualized treatment plan. After establishing your individualized goals, you will work collaboratively to implement an evidence-based treatment protocol that will address your treatment needs and goals. Data will be collected on an ongoing basis in order to determine whether or not the intervention is helping you attain your goals and modifications can be made based on that information. Most evidence-based treatments for anxiety and mood disorders are approximately 12-16 weeks long. However, therapy in a training clinic setting can take slightly longer to achieve the same results.

Therapeutic Approach

The specific types of treatment and therapeutic techniques that are employed vary depending on the client's disorder and their individual needs. In general, the Cognitive-Behavioral model of treatment is implemented, in which the client is provided with psychoeducational information and the focus of treatment is on changing maladaptive cognitions and behaviors. Clinicians in our practice implement various forms of cognitive-behavioral therapies including, but not limited to:

  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Techniques
  • Mindfulness-based approaches
  • Exposure-based Therapy