Virtual Reality Therapy
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
- high places
- crowded or tight spaces
- social situations
- 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.
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