Our Ann Arbor locations are offering both virtual and in-person sessions for your convenience.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is usually a short-term treatment (i.e., often between 12-20 sessions) that focuses on learning specific skills to reach one’s goals. In the course of treatment, clients (whether children or adults) learn how a person’s cognitions (thoughts), emotions and behaviors are connected.

By changing either the way a person thinks about a situation or by changing specific behaviors, a person can feel better. CBT can be used to treat:

  • Anxiety (including social anxiety, separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, specific phobias, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Anger management/aggression
  • Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Depression/mood disorders
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Stress

In CBT, clients actively participate in treatment in and out of session. Homework assignments are often assigned between sessions since the skills that are taught require practice. By the end of treatment, a client should be feeling good and functioning well. Additionally, he/she will have the skills to manage future difficulties and to prevent relapses.

Exposure Therapy

Exposure Therapy is an evidence-based form of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy developed to treat anxiety disorders including:

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Specific phobias

In Exposure Therapy, clients (children or adults) learn to face their fears. With the help of a caring therapist, the client confronts the thoughts, images or objects that makes him/her anxious in a gradual, step-by-step manner.

By the end of treatment, the individual should be feeling good and functioning well in the areas of life that matter to them. The person will have the skills to manage future difficulties, will no longer avoid what was previously feared, and will know how to prevent relapses.

To begin the intake process please complete the intake questionnaire that best matches your needs.