What is Exposure Therapy? 

  • Exposure is a type of therapy where therapists help people gradually face fears in a safe environment to break the cycle of avoidance and worry.

  • Exposure is not dangerous or new. In fact, it is a well-established treatment shown to be effective in hundreds of research studies across kids, teens, and adults.

  • Exposure is believed to help people by reducing their anxious reaction to situations with repeated practice, build confidence around managing anxiety, and create new learning experiences.

  • Exposure is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and is a recommended (ex., World Health Organization; American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)first line treatment for anxiety according to numerous professional groups


Curious about what exposure treatment looks like?

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