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Short-term Anxiety Treatment using Virtual Reality Therapy

Westside Psychological Services is pleased to offer short-term CBT therapy for anxiety utilizing Virtual Reality!
This state-of-the-art, evidence-based therapeutic approach is backed by more than 25 years of scientific research.*

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What issues can short-term CBT virtual reality therapy help with?

Anyone suffering from fear or anxiety around:

  • public speaking
  • sleeping or darkness
  • animals
  • driving
  • flying/travel
  • high places
  • crowded or tight spaces
  • social situations
  • worrying
  • exams
  • school
  • moods
  • medical appointments
  • and more!

It can also be used to practice mindfulness, relaxation, for education, and attention training.

How do I sign up for this 8-12 week treatment?

Ask your WPS Clinician if short-term CBT anxiety VR Therapy is an option for you, or register for our services request list now.

*Clinical Validation/Publications
Krijn, M., Emmelkamp, P.M.G., Olafsson, R.P., & Biemon, R. (2004). Virtual reality exposure therapy of anxiety disorders: A review. Clinical Psychology Review, 24, 259-281.

Meyerbröker, K., & Emmelkamp P. (2010). Virtual reality exposure therapy in anxiety disorders: a systematic review of process-and-outcome studies. Depression and Anxiety, 27, 933-944.

Rothbaum, B.O., Hodges, L.F., Kooper, R., Opdyke, D., & Williford, J. (1995). Effectiveness of Virtual Reality Graded Exposure in the Treatment of Acrophobia. American Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 626-628.

Opris, D., Pintea, S., García-Palacios, A., Botella, C., & Szamosköki, S. (2012). Virtual reality exposure therapy in anxiety disorders: a quantitative meta-analysis. Depression and Anxiety, 29, 85-93.

Parsons, T., & Rizzo A. (2008). Affective outcomes of virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety and specific phobias: a meta-analysis. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 39, 250-261.

Powers, M., & Emmelkamp, P. (2008). Virtual reality exposure therapy for anxiety disorders: a meta-analysis. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22(3), 561-569.

Marples-Keller J.L., Bunnell Brian. E., Kim, S.J., & Rothbaum, B.O. (2017). The use of virtual reality technology in the treatment of anxiety and other psychiatric disorders. Harvard Review of Psychiatry, 25(3), 103-113.

Dr. Cheryl Repass, Clinic Director - 585.594.6720 -