"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them."
Individual treatment involves meeting one-on-one with a treatment provider approximately once per week and is appropriate for adults, adolescents, and children. Our treatment providers collaborate with individuals and families to identify areas of concern and develop an individualized treatment plan. In cognitive behavior therapy individuals are coached to learn healthier ways of coping with stressful situations, change the way they think in critical situations, and gradually confront the things they fear in order to feel less afraid.
Intensive cognitive behavior therapy is an exposure-based treatment and consists of 1.5 – 2 hour therapy sessions two or more times per week. Individuals work one-on-one with their treatment provider to tailor a plan designed to confront anxiety-provoking situations while refraining from unhelpful responses such as avoidance, safety behaviors, and/or compulsive behaviors. As treatment progresses, individuals learn that they can handle uncomfortable situations, and experience a significant reduction in fear. This treatment is most effective for treating Specific Phobias, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and School Refusal, and can be undertaken with adults, adolescents, or children. Cost varies according to the number of visits recommended per week.
In group therapy one or two treatment providers lead a group of 5 – 10 individuals. Our groups are designed to target specific problems or teach a specific set of skills. Typically, groups meet for 1 – 1.5 hours once per week and run for 10 – 14 weeks. Some people attend individual therapy in addition to group therapy, while others participate in grouptherapy alone.
Our providers are available for school-based or community-based presentations on a variety of anxiety-related topics.
Contact Dr. Nicole Sirrine at
860-269-7813, ext. 102 with your requests