Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety
Anxiety has a way of creeping in and taking over our thoughts, behaviors, and eventually stealing our joy. Fortunately, anxiety is also one of the most treatable mental health challenges that anyone can face. The most effective anxiety treatments depend on the type of anxiety that one is experiencing. For example, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the gold standard for Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, and Specific Phobias. Conversely, Exposure and Response Prevention is the most effective treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. For those who are battling anxiety subsequent to a trauma, more specialized Trauma-Focused CBT (for kids) or Prolonged Exposure (for adults) is indicated.
When people are experiencing intense anxiety, it is important to go to a specialist who can differentiate between the highly overlapping (and often co-occuring) types of anxiety so that the most effective and appropriate treatment plan can be devised. Seeking therapy from someone who specializes in anxiety treatment is especially critical because the same thing that can help with one type of anxiety can exacerbate symptoms for a different type. As a specialist in anxiety treatment, Dr. Inna Leiter conducts a thorough assessment to understand the exact type(s) of anxiety that each client is experiencing and then develops a customized treatment plan utilizing the most advanced and effective treatments available.