CBT for Stress & Anxiety

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is more effective than medication for stress and anxiety for most children, teens and adults in the short and long-term because of the handy and effective strategies learned. Instead of feeling out of control and helpless, you, or your children, learn to actively manage anxiety.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) helps address all those “what if’s?”. It reduces your tendency to catastrophize events in your life and believe with high likelihood that awful things will happen.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) can also include gradually exposing you, or your children, to fears in a manageable way.

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The following is an estimate of the number of sessions of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for various types of anxiety. A comprehensive and personal assessment needs to be done to provide the most accurate estimate:

  • 8 to 10 sessions to significantly reduce worrying, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), or separation anxiety
  • 5 to 7 sessions to stop panic attacks and the fearful anticipation of panic attacks
  • 2 to 4 sessions to overcome fears such as animals, insects, needles
  • 5 to 7 sessions to overcome fears of driving, flying
  • 12 sessions to make significant progress in reducing the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Treating other aspects of PTSD such as anger and depression can take longer than 12 sessions.