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  • Exposure Therapy

    Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

    Virtual reality exposure therapy (VRET) is a revolutionary new treatment that can help you overcome your fears and regain confidence. VRET offers a unique and immersive experience that allows you to confront your fears. By utilizing virtual reality technology, your therapist can create realistic scenarios that simulate real- life situations, enabling you to confront and overcome your fears in a supportive and controlled environment.

    How Does it Work?

    VRET is a therapeutic technique that involves using virtual reality simulations to expose individuals to their fears. By utilizing VR headsets and advanced software, therapists can create immersive scenarios that replicate the real-life triggers that cause anxiety or panic.

    Traditional exposure therapy involves exposing individuals to their fears gradually and systematically, with the goal of reducing their anxiety responses. This method can be time-consuming and challenging, as it involves exposing patients to their fears in real life or through the use of visual aids.

    VRET offers several advantages over traditional exposure therapy. Firstly, it allows individuals to confront their fears in a virtual setting, reducing the anxiety and discomfort associated with real-life exposure. Additionally, VR provides a highly realistic and immersive experience, making it easier for individuals to engage with the therapy.

    Benefits of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy

    Safety: VR provides a safe and supportive environment to confront your fears. You can experience the triggers associated with your anxiety without the risk of physical harm or real-life consequences.

    Control: With VR, you can exert control over your fears. Your therapist can adjust the level of exposure, the intensity of the scenario, and the duration, allowing them to gradually confront their fears at your pace.

    Realistic Simulation: VR technology allows for the creation of highly realistic simulations that can be tailored specifically to your individual fears. This allows for a more effective and targeted approach to treatment.

    Reduced Avoidance: Traditional exposure therapy often requires individuals to confront their fears in real life, which can be easier said than done. By using VR, you can overcome the avoidance patterns and face your fears, ultimately reducing your anxiety.

    Effectiveness of VRET

    Numerous studies have evaluated the effectiveness of VR Reality Exposure Therapy in treating various anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Overall, the findings support the effectiveness of VR Reality Exposure Therapy in reducing anxiety and improving symptoms in these areas. It has been established that the gains derived from VRET are generalizable to real-life situations.

    If you’re ready to conquer your fears and take back control of your life, VR exposure therapy is the solution you’ve been searching for. Please inquire today about scheduling.

    Pricing for Virtual Reality Exposure Services:

    2 hr. Intake Assessment and integration Session with a therapist: $300.00 

    5 Virtual Reality Exposure Sessions: 

    Package Price savings: $1.000 

    Session Price: $250 per session. 

    8 VRET sessions:

    Package Price savings: $1.450 

    Session Price: $200 per session.

    12 VRET sessions: 

    Package Price savings: $2000.00 

    Session Price: $180 per session.

    NOTE: We also provide sliding scale rates if applicable.  These services at your convenience can be acquired with your Care Credit Account.