The Anxiety Clinic
- Anxiety and Worry
- Panic Attacks
- Social & Performance Anxiety
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Test/School Anxiety
- Health Anxiety
- Childhood Separation Anxiety
The ASU Psychology Clinic specializes in providing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is an evidence-based treatment approach that has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of multiple anxiety-related disorders. While each case is different, CBT for anxiety is designed to be a time-limited, short-term treatment approach with many cases consisting of between eight and sixteen sessions. More severe or complex problems may need additional treatment sessions.
Common components of our treatment approach include:
- Diagnostic assessment to help clinicians identify the specific type of anxiety disorder and determine the most effective course of treatment.
- Education about anxiety, the fear response, and helpful versus unhelpful ways of coping with anxiety and other negative emotions.
- Examine how your thinking affects anxiety and other emotions (depression, anger, etc.) along with helpful strategies for changing the way you think.
- Systematic exposure to things or situations that provoke anxiety. The purpose of this component is to allow the individual to experience and learn more about the feared thing or situation in a controlled environment with the assistance of a clinician. We will never expose someone to a dangerous situation.
- If desired, treatment may include use of virtual reality (VR) equipment to practice exposures for fears of flying, heights, bridges, storms, and public speaking.