Anxiety and Mood Disorders Clinic
The Anxiety and Mood Disorders Clinic at Monterey Hall is designed to provide psychotherapeutic treatment to adults in the community who suffer from specific forms of anxiety and depression. We do not presume to treat all anxiety or mood disorders, but focus specifically on the following disorders:
Prospective clients first complete a two-hour screening interview in order to determine the nature of their psychological problems, appropriateness of treatment at this particular clinic, any co morbid conditions, motivation for treatment, and complicating or positive factors for treatment success. If appropriate for treatment at this clinic, a treatment plan is developed for the client and weekly, one-hour individual psychotherapy sessions are scheduled. Graduate interns, who are earning their Master's Degrees in Clinical Psychology at California State University, Northridge, provide the therapeutic services. A California licensed clinical psychologist supervises all of the interns.
The specific types of treatment and therapeutic techniques that are employed vary depending on the client's disorder and his/her individual needs. In general, the Cognitive-Behavioral model of treatment is implemented, in which the client is provided with psycho-educational information and the focus of treatment is on changing maladaptive cognitions and behaviors.
Fees are about a third of those charged in private practice and are affordable for most clients. In certain circumstances, a sliding-scale fee schedule may be used. While we strive to make this clinic as affordable as possible, we believe that paying is an important part of motivation for improvement and participation in treatment.