Looking for specialized treatment for an anxiety disorder in the greater Austin area? At the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin we can help. Our team of experienced clinicians are all specialists who work closely with you to overcome anxiety. We treat the broad array of anxiety disorders and fears, including social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder GAD, phobias (such as needles or roaches), panic attacks, and more. We offer individual and group sessions with experts in anxiety treatment:
- Dr. Thomas Smithyman
- Dr. Marianne Stout
- Dr. Ryan Douglas
- Dr. Janna Greeson
- Dr. Christine Leyva
- Dr. Diana Damer
Effective Treatment of Anxiety with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
It’s likely that you’ve already tried other ways to cure anxiety symptoms, or used other anti anxiety remedies that haven’t worked. At the Anxiety Treatment Center of Austin we each have a background as researchers as well as clinicians, and we use techniques backed by science, and validated as the most effective at helping anxiety.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), especially Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), has been shown in clinical trials to be the most effective treatment for the broad array of anxiety disorders. It outperforms other types of psychological treatments, and is as good as, or better than, medication. Compared to medication, CBT is often found to have better impact on anxiety over the long-term. Unfortunately, when medication is stopped, anxiety often “rebounds” – increasing significantly. Many patients do not want take medication to treat their anxiety for the rest of their lives, or do not want to live with ongoing side-effects.
Costs of Therapy for Anxiety
One of the benefits of cognitive and behavioral treatments for anxiety is that the effectiveness of the therapy translates to a smaller number of sessions compared to other methods. Many patients see significant anxiety reduction within 1-2 months. Standard per session fees is $160. Insurance will sometimes partially cover treatment costs, and we can provide you with required insurance paperwork when appropriate. Dr. Douglas is currently offering lower anxiety treatment sessions, though space is limited. If you require reduced fee treatment, please mention this when you contact us.
Schedule a Free Consultation
We are the only comprehensive anxiety treatment center in Austin, centrally located, with availability during daytime hours, evenings, and weekends. For a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if you are a good candidate for treatment, email or call with your availability.