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Anxiety Disorders Clinic

at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Medical Director: Una McCann, M.D.
Clinical Supervisor: Tammy Donohue, MSW, LCSW-C

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent of all psychiatric conditions. They are comprised of 5 distinct disorders: Panic Disorder; Social Anxiety Disorder; Obsessive Compulsive Disorder; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety disorders frequently co-occur with other psychiatric conditions, particularly mood disorders and substance use disorders. Anxiety disorders interfere with normal daily function and are associated with a significantly increased risk for suicidality. Although serious and impairing, there are excellent, evidence based treatments for these disorders. In particular, numerous research studies have demonstrated that certain medications and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of psychotherapy, are effective treatments for all of the anxiety disorders. When available, a combination of medications and CBT is often optimally effective. The Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview is part of the continuum of services for adults offered in the Community Psychiatry Program.

Services Offered

Consultation

The Anxiety Disorders Clinic offers a one-time consultation appointment for adults suffering from Anxiety who are looking for diagnostic clarification, second opinion, medication recommendations, and/or therapeutic recommendations. 

  • Medication will not be prescribed. 
  • A referral by a physician or mental health provider is required. 
  • Before an appointment can be scheduled we will need typed records of your current and past psychiatric treatment, this may include primary care records. 

The consultation will consist of 2 separate clinical interviews. The first interview will be with a psychotherapist, lasting approximately 2 hours. The second interview will be with Dr. McCann, generally within a week of the initial appointment and will last approximately one hour. 

Once all records are received, we will review those records to determine if this is the most appropriate clinic to meet your needs. Once we have determined that the Anxiety Disorders Clinic is appropriate, we will contact you to schedule an appointment. Following both clinical interviews, a written report will be provided to the referring provider and our clinical impressions and treatment recommendations will be provided to you.   

Individual Therapy

The Anxiety Disorders Clinic offers short-term treatment for Anxiety Disorders. 

Appropriateness for short-term treatment in our clinic is determined after the consultation process. A course of treatment is 12-16 sessions where you will meet with a therapist weekly or bi-weekly, followed by a maintenance phase of treatment of up to 6 months. Medication management will be provided by Dr. McCann. A full treatment course is completed within 9-12 months. During your course of treatment you will have the opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding about Anxiety Disorders, develop skills specific to managing anxiety, and may participate in exposure techniques.  

Please note: There are limited slots available for individual treatment. Not all consultations will result in receiving short term treatment in our clinic.

Modalities Offered

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD
  • Exposure and Response Prevention

Insurance Information

Insurances accepted are Medical Assistance, Medicare, and some private insurances.

For more information about the Anxiety Disorders Clinic or to schedule an appointment please call 410-550-0104.

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