At the Child and Adolescent Anxiety disorders Clinic (CAADC) at Temple University we provide help for children who suffer from anxiety disorders.

Will my child qualify for treatment?

We see children ages 7 – 17 who lives in the Philadelphia area.  We treat children whose main problem in excessive anxiety that interferes with academic or social activity.

Treatment Information

We offer various treatment programs that typically last 12-16 weeks. These programs may include individual psychotherapy, family psychotherapy,  or some combination of these approaches. Our staff is currently conducting research to further evaluate the effectiveness of these approaches.  Results to date have been very promising. Therapy is conducted by advanced doctoral graduate students or postdoctoral fellows who are supervised by licensed, Ph.D. level psychologists. Payment for services is determined according to a sliding scale fee. Please contact our intake coordinator at (215) 204-7165 for details.


We do not offer medication management at our clinic. However, when one of our clients is receiving medication under the care of another provider, we seek to remain in contact with that provider. We will ask specific questions about current medications your child is taking in order to determine whether our program will suit your child’s needs.

Information Required:

Depending on the treatment, we may require the completion of the following:

  • An intake interview with child and parent(s)
  • Assessment forms by child, parent(s), and teacher.  We ask that these forms be completed before, during, and after treatment.
  • An assessment interview following conclusion of the treatment
Beginning Treatment

If you feel your child could be served by the CAADC and you are in the Philadelphia area, you may contact us with a brief description of your child’s presenting problems.  If we think your case is appropriate, we will begin the intake process. If not, we will help you with appropriate referrals that best suit your child’s needs.

Clinic History

Professor Philip Kendall first established the CAADC in 1985.  It was one of the first of its kind in the world and has been responsible for cutting edge research in childhood anxiety disorders for the last 33 years.  Currently the CAADC is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to carry out several research programs assessing treatments for child anxiety.