Psychological Services Clinic
The treatments that are used in the Anxiety Clinic have been shown to be beneficial in scientific studies. The most effective type of treatment for most problems with anxiety involves cognitive behavioral therapy. In fact, the majority of individuals with problematic anxiety who complete a trial of cognitive behavioral therapy report significant improvements in their lives.
In cognitive behavioral therapy, you will learn about the different parts of anxiety (behavioral, physiological, and cognitive) and learn to monitor your anxiety. You will learn techniques to help you change the way you view yourself and the situations in which you become anxious. You will be instructed to seek out situations that make you anxious and to confront them using coping techniques that you will learn. You may learn additional skills as well (such as relaxation skills). You will be asked to complete homework assignments between each therapy session. Finally, the therapy typically follows a treatment manual so that different therapists can use the same treatment with individuals with similar problems. Treatment sessions are typically once each week and last for one hour.
The Anxiety Clinic offers information on disorders commonly treated within the Clinic: