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 therapy, the client should be able to function well, without avoiding what they previously feared.