Covering a range of topics from anxiety and OCD in children, teens, and adults.

Worry Less by Scheduling Time For It

In this post, I’m going to share one of my favorite strategies for decreasing anxiety: setting a time to worry. It may sound counterintuitive at first, but read all the way through before deciding if you’re willing to give it a chance. It can be challenging, but...

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Phobia Treatment using Virtual Reality

While many people may be familiar with virtual reality in a gaming environment, we are putting virtual reality to work for phobia treatment! We are excited to share that we have a virtual reality headset and have been using it in our work with phobias. We’re committed...

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What is Evidence-Based Care?

One of our core values at Anxiety Specialists of St. Louis is to provide evidence based practice.  Evidence based practice involves three pieces: (Sackett, 2000) Research and data Your own values and preferences as a patient Your therapist’s clinical experience When...

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Five Steps to Handle an OCD Relapse

For many people, managing OCD over the long haul means learning to bounce back from relapses. In terms of OCD, a relapse means a significant increase in intrusive thoughts and compulsions following a period of relatively mild symptoms. If you’ve been through this...

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