CBT for Anxiety and OCD

Therapy for Anxiety and OCD based on the latest brain and behavior research

The therapists at Bucks County Anxiety Center provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), and other science-backed methods to help teens (ages 14 and up) and adults with anxiety due to:

  • OCD
  • Anxiety Disorders (e.g., phobias, panic attacks)
  • ADHD
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Chronic illness
  • Life events (e.g., birth, death, loss)
  • Caregiver stress

The therapists here also work on issues that come along with anxiety and OCD like:

  • depression
  • overspending
  • burn out at home and at work
  • health issues (e.g., heart palpitations, headaches, muscle pain)
  • trouble falling or staying asleep, tension at home
  • fights with friends and loved ones
  • trouble concentrating
  • performing at school or work

 

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety?

The goal of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is to help you identify the thoughts and beliefs that are hurting you and replace them with positive ones.

You’ll learn how to feel in control of your thoughts. This will help you make better choices.

As a result, you’ll feel happier and healthier.

Your concentration, motivation, relationships, sleep, and health will get better.

This Anxiety 101 blog post can help you learn more about anxiety and how to treat it.

 

What is Exposure Response Prevention?

Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy used to treat OCD.

ERP is considered the best treatment for OCD.

ERP will help you learn how to manage the scary, sad, or hurtful thoughts that make you feel crazy (obsessions)

Once you learn to manage these thoughts, you can stop the thoughts, behaviors, reassurance-seeking, and research you need to do to make them go away (rituals/compulsions).

This OCD 101 blog post can help you learn more about OCD, ERP, and how to manage obsessions and rituals.