Two Ways to Worry Less

In today’s post, I’m going to teach you two ways to worry less, based on some anxiety therapy strategies. When I think about helping people manage worry, I think of it as a two step process. Challenge the thought  by practicing thinking in a more realistic, balanced...

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Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy for OCD

One of our core values at Anxiety Specialists of St. Louis is to use therapies that are evidence based. This means that we use treatments that have strong research showing that they are effective for a particular symptom or disorder. In this post we'll focus primarily...

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Worry Less by Scheduling Time For It

Interested in how to worry less? 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....

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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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Five Steps to Handle an OCD Relapse

Managing an OCD relapse is part of long term recovery.  A relapse means a significant increase in intrusive thoughts and compulsions following a period of relatively mild symptoms. If you’ve been through this cycle of symptoms, you know it can be frustrating and even...

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