Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Considered the treatment of choice for anxiety disorders, CBT is an effective, well-established treatment supported by decades of clinical research. For most anxiety disorders, CBT consists of psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, relaxation training, and exposure therapy. A relatively short-term therapy, patients typically begin to experience improved symptoms after 4-6 therapy sessions. On average, therapy consists of 16-20 sessions with occasional booster sessions to maintain long-term gains and prevent relapse.