Anxiety Therapists in University City, MO

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Monica Uthlaut
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
University City, MO 63130
Unbeknownst to many, the stigma associated with therapy is lifting. Society is learning and realizing overall health needs to be a non-negotiable. My passion lies in supporting/educating clients on what trauma actually is (and is not) and how to effectively heal. My ideal client is ready to do some hard work and is willing to be challenged. You are curious and brave enough to look inside and identify road blocks, get honest with self, work on vulnerability, improve awareness, and face your fears. Together, we will identify and dig out the roots that no longer serve you and cultivate a healthier and more fulfilling path.
Unbeknownst to many, the stigma associated with therapy is lifting. Society is learning and realizing overall health needs to be a non-negotiable. My passion lies in supporting/educating clients on what trauma actually is (and is not) and how to effectively heal. My ideal client is ready to do some hard work and is willing to be challenged. You are curious and brave enough to look inside and identify road blocks, get honest with self, work on vulnerability, improve awareness, and face your fears. Together, we will identify and dig out the roots that no longer serve you and cultivate a healthier and more fulfilling path.
(314) 310-3429 View (314) 310-3429
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Matt Shatzman
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
University City, MO 63130
Therapy is an experience where human beings learn to live differently. Differently is the key word. Different can look like less depression, more spontaneity, or deeper and more mutual relationships. Different can be learning to say "yes," "no," or "maybe." Different can be improved physical health, less anxiety, or sustained sobriety. When one begins treatment there's usually a percolating idea of what needs to be different. Helping you clarify the ways you'd like to live differently, what has gotten in your way up to this point, and how those changes can be made is psychotherapy.
Therapy is an experience where human beings learn to live differently. Differently is the key word. Different can look like less depression, more spontaneity, or deeper and more mutual relationships. Different can be learning to say "yes," "no," or "maybe." Different can be improved physical health, less anxiety, or sustained sobriety. When one begins treatment there's usually a percolating idea of what needs to be different. Helping you clarify the ways you'd like to live differently, what has gotten in your way up to this point, and how those changes can be made is psychotherapy.
(314) 480-3895 View (314) 480-3895
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Cathy Robertson
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University City, MO 63130
A basic theme in behavior can be viewed as a directional thought process. If we think it, believe it, we can become it. This thought process can apply to how one handles a problem. There are times that problems interfere with daily life in such a way that it grows into an overwhelming place of emotional discord in our personal and/or professional lives. Stress, anxiety, depression, and premarital/marital issues can be metaphorically high on the Richter scale for mental health therapy. These factors can also be connected to deeper issues related to human behavior. Welcome services are provided for individuals, couples, and families.
A basic theme in behavior can be viewed as a directional thought process. If we think it, believe it, we can become it. This thought process can apply to how one handles a problem. There are times that problems interfere with daily life in such a way that it grows into an overwhelming place of emotional discord in our personal and/or professional lives. Stress, anxiety, depression, and premarital/marital issues can be metaphorically high on the Richter scale for mental health therapy. These factors can also be connected to deeper issues related to human behavior. Welcome services are provided for individuals, couples, and families.
(314) 858-8953 View (314) 858-8953
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Connie Trunk
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, NCC, NBCCHH, Hypnosi
Verified Verified
University City, MO 63130
Anxiety.
Professional Counseling and Clinical Hypnotherapi Sessions,Regression Therapist: Go Back to past to Heal the present symptom. Energy Psychotherapy:Body,Mind Spirit & Aura.Depression,Anxiety,Relationships,Couples Therapy, Addictive Relationships:Are you Addicted to someone? Specializing in Women's Issues,etc. Counseling Sessions Internal Family Systems (IFS)Parts Therapy,Inner Child Work,Clinical Hypnosis,Regression Therapy: Go back to past,Spiritual Healing,Reiki Master,Intuitive. Couples Counseling in my Office or by Internet, Counseling sessions and Hypnosis sessions for Grief Loss,Spiritual Healing,Intuitive,Energy Psych.
Anxiety.
Professional Counseling and Clinical Hypnotherapi Sessions,Regression Therapist: Go Back to past to Heal the present symptom. Energy Psychotherapy:Body,Mind Spirit & Aura.Depression,Anxiety,Relationships,Couples Therapy, Addictive Relationships:Are you Addicted to someone? Specializing in Women's Issues,etc. Counseling Sessions Internal Family Systems (IFS)Parts Therapy,Inner Child Work,Clinical Hypnosis,Regression Therapy: Go back to past,Spiritual Healing,Reiki Master,Intuitive. Couples Counseling in my Office or by Internet, Counseling sessions and Hypnosis sessions for Grief Loss,Spiritual Healing,Intuitive,Energy Psych.
(314) 731-7667 View (314) 731-7667
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Elizabeth Bloomfield-Deal
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
University City, MO 63130
I have experience working with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and relational issues.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adolescents, adults and couples. I approach psychotherapy as an opportunity to address unresolved issues and conflicts as they arise in life through the therapeutic relationship. I believe it is important to examine the various ways and places in one's life that symptoms present, and to work to understand the function and underlying meanings of the symptoms.
I have experience working with depression, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and relational issues.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adolescents, adults and couples. I approach psychotherapy as an opportunity to address unresolved issues and conflicts as they arise in life through the therapeutic relationship. I believe it is important to examine the various ways and places in one's life that symptoms present, and to work to understand the function and underlying meanings of the symptoms.
(314) 254-9694 View (314) 254-9694
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Melissa T Scolaro
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, MA
Verified Verified
University City, MO 63130
Waitlist for new clients
Areas of special interest or experience include: anxiety, depression, gay and lesbian issues, women's issues including fertility and parenting, men's issues, veterans (trauma, PTSD), grief/loss, life transition, sexuality, attachment, adoption, marriage/couples, premarital work.
When the challenges of life and relationship present you with complex dilemmas and create painful or uncomfortable symptoms, therapy offers an opportunity for healing and long-lasting psychological change. The power of therapy is in the way it expands your choice in behaviors or ways of seeing others, yourself and your life circumstances. Through a compassionate journey of self-exploration I will help you work toward a fuller understanding of yourself which will lead to greater choice in how you live, love, work and play. It is a privilege to join you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.
Areas of special interest or experience include: anxiety, depression, gay and lesbian issues, women's issues including fertility and parenting, men's issues, veterans (trauma, PTSD), grief/loss, life transition, sexuality, attachment, adoption, marriage/couples, premarital work.
When the challenges of life and relationship present you with complex dilemmas and create painful or uncomfortable symptoms, therapy offers an opportunity for healing and long-lasting psychological change. The power of therapy is in the way it expands your choice in behaviors or ways of seeing others, yourself and your life circumstances. Through a compassionate journey of self-exploration I will help you work toward a fuller understanding of yourself which will lead to greater choice in how you live, love, work and play. It is a privilege to join you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.
(314) 828-1020 View (314) 828-1020
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Laura M Kaplan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
University City, MO 63130
My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, academic problems, family issues, parenting concerns, relationship difficulties, and professional challenges.
I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience working with adolescents and adults. While I see a diverse group of clients, I do work with many members of St. Louis' academic community, including professors, graduate students, administrators, and physicians. I also see undergraduates and older high school students. A second area of my focus is our city's creative community; I work with many musicians, artists, performers and writers. My treatment style is warm, thoughtful and natural, and I draw from many different treatment approaches to provide the best possible care. I look forward to hearing from you.
My areas of focus include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, academic problems, family issues, parenting concerns, relationship difficulties, and professional challenges.
I am a licensed psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience working with adolescents and adults. While I see a diverse group of clients, I do work with many members of St. Louis' academic community, including professors, graduate students, administrators, and physicians. I also see undergraduates and older high school students. A second area of my focus is our city's creative community; I work with many musicians, artists, performers and writers. My treatment style is warm, thoughtful and natural, and I draw from many different treatment approaches to provide the best possible care. I look forward to hearing from you.
(314) 560-0470 View (314) 560-0470
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Laura Weinstock
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
University City, MO 63130
I treat a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues including anxiety, depression, panic, adjustment issues, social difficulties, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, coping skill deficits, grief/loss, & parenting difficulties.
As a clinical psychologist working with adults, adolescents, and children, I use a variety of empirically supported treatment approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy. The treatment I provide is tailored to meet the unique individual needs of each client or family. Together, we will set specific goals at the beginning of treatment that will guide the process of change. I strive to develop a warm, supportive therapeutic relationship with each client that will facilitate making positive changes. Services are provided in an environment that is caring and professional.
I treat a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues including anxiety, depression, panic, adjustment issues, social difficulties, self-esteem issues, relationship problems, coping skill deficits, grief/loss, & parenting difficulties.
As a clinical psychologist working with adults, adolescents, and children, I use a variety of empirically supported treatment approaches, including cognitive behavioral therapy. The treatment I provide is tailored to meet the unique individual needs of each client or family. Together, we will set specific goals at the beginning of treatment that will guide the process of change. I strive to develop a warm, supportive therapeutic relationship with each client that will facilitate making positive changes. Services are provided in an environment that is caring and professional.
(314) 200-0315 View (314) 200-0315
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Sarah Strohmayer
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
University City, MO 63130
Starting therapy can be anxiety-provoking and scary. You are already making the steps to finding someone to start the process of caring for yourself. I am dedicated to helping you gain control of your life and assist you in making changes to become the person you desire to be. I provide a secure and nurturing environment for you to explore deep into yourself and uncover past experiences or beliefs that could be hindering growth. I work a lot with people who have experienced trauma and understand the importance of the process of working through trauma including teaching relaxation and self-regulation techniques.
Starting therapy can be anxiety-provoking and scary. You are already making the steps to finding someone to start the process of caring for yourself. I am dedicated to helping you gain control of your life and assist you in making changes to become the person you desire to be. I provide a secure and nurturing environment for you to explore deep into yourself and uncover past experiences or beliefs that could be hindering growth. I work a lot with people who have experienced trauma and understand the importance of the process of working through trauma including teaching relaxation and self-regulation techniques.
(314) 667-4023 View (314) 667-4023
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Andrew Gear
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, NCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University City, MO 63130
I am an EMDR Certified Therapist specializing in treating Anxiety, Grief, and Trauma.
I am an EMDR Certified Therapist specializing in treating Anxiety, Grief, and Trauma.
(314) 648-8443 View (314) 648-8443
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Karen Banks
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
University City, MO 63130  (Online Only)
Many clients come with anxiety, relationship problems, and limited coping skills.
I work with clients experiencing emotional, cultural, sexual health, and relationship concerns. We spend time processing your situation and feelings and finding solutions that work for you. I recognize each client is an individual and treat them as such. Let's work together to help you walk in your truth. I've completed all 3 levels of Gottman Method Couples Therapy training, Treating Affairs & Trauma, Couples and Addiction Recovery, CBT for Insomnia, and am enrolled in Sex Therapy Certification through SHA. I also enjoy working with people in poly and ethically non-monogamous relationships and individuals in the kink community.
Many clients come with anxiety, relationship problems, and limited coping skills.
I work with clients experiencing emotional, cultural, sexual health, and relationship concerns. We spend time processing your situation and feelings and finding solutions that work for you. I recognize each client is an individual and treat them as such. Let's work together to help you walk in your truth. I've completed all 3 levels of Gottman Method Couples Therapy training, Treating Affairs & Trauma, Couples and Addiction Recovery, CBT for Insomnia, and am enrolled in Sex Therapy Certification through SHA. I also enjoy working with people in poly and ethically non-monogamous relationships and individuals in the kink community.
(314) 279-3455 View (314) 279-3455
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Shannon Newcomb
Licensed Master Social Worker, MSW, LMSW, CLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University City, MO 63130  (Online Only)
I have over 9-years-experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, and developmental disabilities.
Do you feel like no one understands what you're going through and like you have to constantly explain yourself? We all have bumps along the road and I am here to provide you with the support needed in order to get through them. I provide therapeutic services through a "person-centered" approach and allow for clients I am working with to take the driver's seat and determine where we go and what aspects of concern we will talk about in session. I am here to listen, help you create positive change in your life, and provide you with skills necessary to handle everyday hurdles you encounter.
I have over 9-years-experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with trauma, depression, anxiety, and developmental disabilities.
Do you feel like no one understands what you're going through and like you have to constantly explain yourself? We all have bumps along the road and I am here to provide you with the support needed in order to get through them. I provide therapeutic services through a "person-centered" approach and allow for clients I am working with to take the driver's seat and determine where we go and what aspects of concern we will talk about in session. I am here to listen, help you create positive change in your life, and provide you with skills necessary to handle everyday hurdles you encounter.
(636) 434-2577 View (636) 434-2577
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Caroline Schmidt
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University City, MO 63130
Do you struggle with chronic or treatment-resistant depression or anxiety? Do you have high standards for yourself or others that are sometimes impossible to live up to? When others are having fun and relaxed, is it hard for you to join in? If any of these apply to you, then we might be a great therapeutic match! Trained by the treatment developers at the Radically Open Institute, I specialize in Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based, transdiagnostic therapy for disorders of overcontrol. I love working with people to build a life that’s not only worth living but also worth sharing!
Do you struggle with chronic or treatment-resistant depression or anxiety? Do you have high standards for yourself or others that are sometimes impossible to live up to? When others are having fun and relaxed, is it hard for you to join in? If any of these apply to you, then we might be a great therapeutic match! Trained by the treatment developers at the Radically Open Institute, I specialize in Radically Open Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, an evidence-based, transdiagnostic therapy for disorders of overcontrol. I love working with people to build a life that’s not only worth living but also worth sharing!
(314) 876-8097 View (314) 876-8097
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Natalie Lanning
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University City, MO 63130
Many women experience life changes, whether expected or unexpected, that result in feelings of restlessness, confusion and anxiety. Perhaps you feel stuck, consumed by negative thoughts or concerns, unable to complete goals and/or are looking for a change within yourself. Often we find ourselves at crossroads struggling for clarity or ways to find joy. Let me help you find a path of hope and confidence again.
Many women experience life changes, whether expected or unexpected, that result in feelings of restlessness, confusion and anxiety. Perhaps you feel stuck, consumed by negative thoughts or concerns, unable to complete goals and/or are looking for a change within yourself. Often we find ourselves at crossroads struggling for clarity or ways to find joy. Let me help you find a path of hope and confidence again.
(314) 310-7166 View (314) 310-7166
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Kimberly L Cappetta
LPC, MA
Not Verified Not Verified
University City, MO 63130
The work we do together will give you the tools needed to combat trauma, depression/anxiety, relational issues, abuse recovery, and the strains of daily life.
Give yourself permission to heal. See the evidence of your work in the enriched connections you create with yourself and the important people in your life. There’s no one right way to heal or care for the self, but there are strategies and approaches that can offer you a stroke of confidence and peace of mind. I approach self-care with a realization that it’s multi-faceted and unique to each of us. I realize that what works well for you may not work well for everyone else.
The work we do together will give you the tools needed to combat trauma, depression/anxiety, relational issues, abuse recovery, and the strains of daily life.
Give yourself permission to heal. See the evidence of your work in the enriched connections you create with yourself and the important people in your life. There’s no one right way to heal or care for the self, but there are strategies and approaches that can offer you a stroke of confidence and peace of mind. I approach self-care with a realization that it’s multi-faceted and unique to each of us. I realize that what works well for you may not work well for everyone else.
(314) 310-5597 View (314) 310-5597
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Missy Showalter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
University City, MO 63130
My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, stress management, LGBTQ+ identity development and navigating life transitions.
Have you been considering therapy but don't know where to start? Start here! My name is Missy (she/her) and I am here to walk alongside you as you navigate your next steps. I know that life can feel difficult and quite complicated at times. I believe therapy can help by providing a safe space to process events, thoughts and emotions. Together, we can explore and learn different tools and strategies to help you navigate current and past challenges. It is never too late to start working on your wellness.
My clinical interests include anxiety, depression, stress management, LGBTQ+ identity development and navigating life transitions.
Have you been considering therapy but don't know where to start? Start here! My name is Missy (she/her) and I am here to walk alongside you as you navigate your next steps. I know that life can feel difficult and quite complicated at times. I believe therapy can help by providing a safe space to process events, thoughts and emotions. Together, we can explore and learn different tools and strategies to help you navigate current and past challenges. It is never too late to start working on your wellness.
(314) 470-9821 View (314) 470-9821
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Robert Hackleman LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
University City, MO 63130
I can help by providing tools to escape feeling anxious, depressed, fearful, overworked, underappreciated, or overwhelmed. It has been reported that the single most important factor in determining the success of therapy is not the therapeutic model the practitioner uses, rather it is the therapeutic relationship. Knowing this, I strive to make you feel comfortable and begin to trust the therapeutic process. As we explore problems and dilemmas, you will gain new insights and perspectives.
I can help by providing tools to escape feeling anxious, depressed, fearful, overworked, underappreciated, or overwhelmed. It has been reported that the single most important factor in determining the success of therapy is not the therapeutic model the practitioner uses, rather it is the therapeutic relationship. Knowing this, I strive to make you feel comfortable and begin to trust the therapeutic process. As we explore problems and dilemmas, you will gain new insights and perspectives.
(314) 888-5151 View (314) 888-5151
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Wellness Alliance Counseling & Psychotherapy
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
University City, MO 63130
At Wellness Alliance Counseling & Psychotherapy, we specialize in brief and long-term therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We believe everyone possess within themselves the potential for transformation, growth, and healing, and have experience helping clients address a variety of concerns: anxiety, depression, family of origin issues, identity development, LGBTQ+ issues, healthy relationships, career concerns, women's issues, eating and body image concerns, substance use, trauma, and living with chronic illness.
At Wellness Alliance Counseling & Psychotherapy, we specialize in brief and long-term therapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. We believe everyone possess within themselves the potential for transformation, growth, and healing, and have experience helping clients address a variety of concerns: anxiety, depression, family of origin issues, identity development, LGBTQ+ issues, healthy relationships, career concerns, women's issues, eating and body image concerns, substance use, trauma, and living with chronic illness.
(314) 310-8020 View (314) 310-8020
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Dana Boyland
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
University City, MO 63130
JOIN my waiting list! - As an older adult you know life has a way of throwing curve balls in way of circumstances that make you anxious and weigh you down emotionally. Do you have a new medical diagnosis? A life-limiting disease or illness? Have physical challenges affected your most important relationships? Did retirement not turn out the way you'd expected? Are you experiencing loss of independence, even loss of control if others are making decisions for you? You may be thinking, “This is unfair, life was not supposed to turn out this way.”
JOIN my waiting list! - As an older adult you know life has a way of throwing curve balls in way of circumstances that make you anxious and weigh you down emotionally. Do you have a new medical diagnosis? A life-limiting disease or illness? Have physical challenges affected your most important relationships? Did retirement not turn out the way you'd expected? Are you experiencing loss of independence, even loss of control if others are making decisions for you? You may be thinking, “This is unfair, life was not supposed to turn out this way.”
(314) 701-7496 View (314) 701-7496
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Matthew Morgan Henderson Counseling LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
University City, MO 63130
I can help you deal with difficult life circumstances and transitions, work through relationship problems, get a handle on anxiety and depression, and break free from trauma and addictions.
I can help you deal with difficult life circumstances and transitions, work through relationship problems, get a handle on anxiety and depression, and break free from trauma and addictions.
(314) 668-9198 View (314) 668-9198

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Anxiety Therapists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.