Are about as long as a school semester. Here’s what will happen during those meetings:
Phase I - Build Awareness
In initial sessions you will become an expert in understanding anxiety and become aware of patterns of thoughts and behaviors that may be keeping anxiety strong. You’ll know too much for it to ever take you by surprise again.
Phase II - Build Anxiety Management Skills
Next, you will learn core skills for managing anxiety, stress, and worry. By the end, you will see anxiety coming, and know what to do next.
Phase III - PracticeThe most important part of treatment is practicing using the skills in situations where anxiety might occur. Your therapist will help you slowly teach your mind and body new thought patterns and actions that will break the anxiety cycle.