What is the ASDC?

The University of North Carolina (UNC) Anxiety and Stress Disorders Clinic (ASDC) is a specialty clinic that evaluates, treats, and studies anxiety-related problems. We are one of the few clinics in the U.S. to offer intensive outpatient treatment for severe anxiety disorders. We also serve to train psychologists, educate the public, and update other healthcare professionals on the latest advances in knowledge and treatment of anxiety disorders.We offer state-of-the-art treatment programs specifically designed for people with anxiety and stress disorders such as:

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Panic attacks, Panic disorder, and agoraphobia
  • Phobias
  • Social phobia and social anxiety
  • Intense health anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

The ASDC is part of the UNC Department of Psychology and has two locations in Chapel Hill, NC. This allows us to best serve the UNC campus community as well as the greater Raleight-Durham-Chapel Hill region (Research Triangle) and beyond:

  • UNC campus location – Evergreen House
  • Satellite location – UNC Psychology Community Clinic on Finley Golf Course Rd.

Therapists at the ASDC include advanced doctoral (Ph.D.) students from the UNC Clinical Psychology Programs as well as Masters level and Doctoral level licensed psychologists. Our staff has a special interest in treating anxiety disorders and receive training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for these problems. Advanced doctoral students are supervised by Dr. Abramowitz, the clinic director, and other members of the Department of Psychology faculty who are licensed clinical psychologists in North Carolina.

ASDC staff are also engaged in research on the nature, treatment, and prevention of anxiety disorders. We publish books, book chapters, and journal articles; present research at professional conferences; and give professional training workshops on the treatment of anxiety disorders. We also offer individualized training programs for physicians, psychologists and other health professionals from around the world.