What is Exposure Therapy? PTSD, Anxiety, OCD and more… Mental Health Help with Kati Morton



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Exposure therapy is a type of CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) technique that is frequently used in the treatment of PTSD and phobias.

It is imperative that this type of therapy be completed by an experienced, licensed therapist who specializes in exposure therapy. The reason it’s so important is because if they do it wrong, you can be retraumatized and actually come out of therapy worse than when you went in. It is perfectly fine to ask to see a therapist’s resume, ask them when they were last trained in a specific type of therapy, or if they are currently seeing other clients using the same techniques.

In PTSD, exposure therapy works by helping the person gain control over the fear and pain associated with the trauma. This must be done carefully without re-traumatizing the patient. Sometimes flooding is best, but there are also gradual desensitization techniques as well.

In phobias, relaxation techniques and imagery are very important as they can be used to slowly introduce the phobia and then be able to calm themselves down quickly afterward. You then gradually get closer and closer to the feared thing, all the while checking in with yourself and using your breathing or imagery techniques as needed to calm yourself back down.
I hope you found this helpful! Know that exposure therapy can be really beneficial, as long as we go through it with a trained professional. xox

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