I primarily use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based treatment that helps you change the way you think, and therefore, helps change the way you behave. We'll work together to identify specific thoughts related to your anxiety, and then try out strategies to help you challenge these thoughts. In other words, you'll learn how to “talk back” to your anxiety and reexamine whether these thoughts are accurate. A critical component of therapy involves gradually facing your fears, while using the tools learned in therapy to cope with this anxiety.
For individuals struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), an additional key component of treatment is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP).ERP is an evidence-based treatment that helps individuals gradually reduce their engagement in compulsive rituals.
At the end of our work, you will feel confident that when a situation arises that might make you feel uncomfortable or nervous, you will know exactly how to handle it.