Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre

Intensive Treatment Program, Residential Program, Specialty Outpatient Clinic
Director: Lori Lucier
Contact Name: Aliza Ladak
2075 Bayview Ave
Toronto, Ontario M4N 3M5


Through the generous donation by Mr. Frederick W. Thompson the Fredrick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre opened its doors in 2013 with the goal of making a difference in the lives of those suffering from Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders. The Thompson Centre is Canada’s only centre specializing in OCD and Related Disorders. The Centre is an innovator in research, education and clinical care for obsessive compulsive and related disorders. Our services include outpatient, day hospital and residential treatment interventions where we currently providing OCD-specific group-based cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, psycho-pharmacology treatments and consultations.

Diversity Statement

We have no specific cultural inclusion within our clinic. That being said all our practicing clinicians are sensitive to culture diversity and need and we welcome diversity within our practice. The Canadian population is highly diverse and we see clientele from a variety of different backgrounds and ethnic groups.

In order to become a regulated health profession in Canada, one must demonstrate cultural competency with respect to working with diverse populations. Therefore, all of our clinicians have been trained in this regard through both formal and informal education as well as supervised practice placements. For some of our regulated professionals, cultural competency must be demonstrated during professional licensing exams as well.

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IOCDF Professional Members at this clinic:

  • Peggy Richter, MD
  • Marlene Taube-Schiff, CPsych
  • Lance Hawley, CPsych
  • Aliza Ladak, OT