The Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center
There is Hope. There is Help.
Call: 610-667-6490
112 Bala Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

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In the wake of recent national events, AATC has compiled a list of resources that can help you explain to children and loved ones how things like this can happen.

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Meet our Directors


Linda B. Welsh, Ed.D.


Gerald T. O’Brien, Ph.D.

Associate Director


Lori J. Kasmen, Psy.D

Director of the Child & Adolescent Programs

Meet our Staff

We offer a free 15-minute phone consultation

Call: 610-667-6490

Evening and weekend hours available

For more information about treatment for adults, contact Dr. Linda Welsh at ext. 15.

For more information about treatment for children and adolescents, contact Dr. Lori Kasmen at ext. 21.


 We offer Intensive Treatments customized to meet the needs of individuals of all ages. 


We Now Offer
Freespira Breathing System for Panic Disorder

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“AATC has been providing scientifically-proven, effective, individualized outpatient and intensive outpatient treatment for children, adolescents and adults with anxiety and related disorders for over 30 years.”

Treatment Highlights

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

One of the most common types of anxiety disorders is Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Individuals with GAD experience frequent worry, anxiety, and physical tension. They worry about numerous issues and activities and find it difficult to stop or “control” their worry. They typically worry about day-to-day stresses and concerns—things that many people worry about. However, the amount of distress and worry that individuals with GAD experience is excessive and interferes with the individual’s functioning and quality of life.

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Obsessive compulsive disorder (also called OCD) is characterized by recurrent, persistent, and intrusive thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions), which increase anxiety and discomfort, and repetitive, purposeful behaviors or thoughts intended to prevent or reduce anxiety and discomfort (compulsions). Those with OCD may believe that the compulsions (also called rituals) will prevent obsessive thoughts or make them go away, but compulsions provide only temporary and short-lived anxiety reduction. Anxiety and discomfort return often with increased intensity once the obsession reoccurs. This results in a vicious cycle of obsessions and compulsions, which causes escalating anxiety.

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Agoraphobia & Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is characterized by sudden attacks of terror, usually accompanied by a pounding heart, sweatiness, weakness, faintness, or dizziness. Because these attacks can occur at random, some people begin to restrict their activities out of fear of having a panic episode.

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