Outpatient Complex Anxiety and Mood Disorder and Consultation Service

An inter-professional team provides flexible service tailored to the individual needs of a person. Individuals are offered a period of assessment and medication stabilization followed by ongoing support for the individuals’ recovery process and goal attainment (Interpersonal therapy or CBT as needed) supportive counseling, medication support, symptom management and support.

Services include:
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Unified Protocol (CBT-UP)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Assessments
  • Consultations
  • Behavioural support
  • Shared care

Inclusion Criteria

  • 25 to 65 years of age
  • Prominent symptoms of an Axis I mood or anxiety disorder
  • Has previously been assessed and treated for mental illness, which may include previous psychiatric hospitalizations
  • Has previously tried psychotropic medication
  • Shows signs of a persistent illness (present longer than 6 months) with impaired functional ability
  • Agreeable to attending individual appointments with a Psychiatrist or Nurse Practitioner and a clinician every 1-3 weeks in the first stages of treatment and more frequently if therapy is offered. 
  • Has goals relating to psychoeducation, treatment, and recovery
  • If actively pursuing individual therapy in the community, may be referred for one-time consultation only or shared care 

Exclusion Criteria

  • Patient's primary diagnosis and symptomatology relates to personality disorder, addiction, or trauma
  • Patient is unable to meaningfully participate in the nature of the program's clinical services (eg. due to developmental delay or severe cognitive impairment)
  • Patient is primarily concerned with applications for ODSP/insurance/legal proceedings/CAS assessment

How to access this service

Referrals are accepted from healthcare professionals, family physicians or nurse practitioners. All referrals are welcome.



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