Community Resource

Rutgers Anxiety Disorders Clinic

(848) 445-5384
Piscataway

Rutgers Anxiety Disorders Clinic

About 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).

History

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 affiliated with the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Services Offered

  • Evaluation and Consultation for Adults, Children, and Adolescents

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.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Program

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.

  • Individual, Couples and Family Therapy for Anxiety and Mood Disorders

Therapy is usually provided on a weekly basis, and is centered on identifying, understanding, and directly targeting symptoms of the various disorders.

  • Group Treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Adults

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.

  • Child and Adolescent Program for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

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.

  • Veteran PTSD Support Group

The Veterans Support Group offers a safe place to share challenges and to find encouragement and resources. You are not alone!

We currently offer two ongoing weekly or bi-monthly support groups that serve Veterans from different eras of military service.

Groups are held at one of two locations on the Rutgers New Brunswick campus.

Please call the clinic at 848-445-5384 for more information if you are interested in attending

We treat:

  • Agoraphobia
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Specific Phobias
  • Trichotillomania

Applicable eligibility criteria: The ADC is a training clinic where services are provided by graduate students enrolled in doctoral programs in clinical psychology at the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology, supervised by a licensed psychologist. Therefore, cases must be appropriate as training cases and we screen out individuals who present with active suicidal ideation (i.e. thoughts about killing oneself, as opposed to more passive thoughts about death, life being too difficult, etc.), history of a recent inpatient hospitalization and/or suicide attempt, homicidal ideation, and current challenges around substance use; additionally those who require home-based services or individuals where the judgement of the clinic director is that they require a higher level of care than can be provided by weekly outpatient psychotherapy or by a training clinic specifically.  Additionally, though co-morbid conditions are not a rule-out for services, a referral will be recommended if the phone screening indicates that the potential client does not have any anxiety or related disorder as a presenting issue.

Applicable Fees: 

Standard fee of $50 per session for a graduate student clinician; sliding scale may be available in cases where there is exceptional need.

Intake fees: $50 per session ($150-$200 for the 3-4 session intake process)

Eligibility Open to community clients from any county as long as travel to our facility at Rutgers University is feasible. Ages served: Primary-school aged children through older adults (6-65+); to fully benefit from treatment, younger children should have caregivers who are able to consistently attend sessions and willing to receive education and training to support the treatment.
Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Developmental Needs
Treatment Services
In-Community Services
Outpatient Services
Treatment Setting
  • Hospital / Clinic
Payment Options
  • Self Pay
  • Sliding Scale / Payment Plans

Last Updated: 11/15/18