Life Changes Group is presently holding a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group for clients suffering from any type of anxiety disorder. This group meets every Thursday night at 7:00pm and runs throughout the Fall and Summer months for 16 sessions each.
Individuals with an anxiety disorder suffer from excessive worry and fear, as well as uncomfortable physical sensations, such as a racing heart, trouble breathing, or the feeling of being suffocated. Situations and events that would ordinarily seem routine end up feeling unmanageable and require extensive effort of energy and will to tolerate. It often feels as though the only choice is to avoid anything that could increase anxiety, however, this avoidance can become a problem in itself and lead to the sacrifice of meaningful scholastic, professional, and romantic goals.
The main components of our group include:
- Psychoeducation (e.g., what is an anxiety disorder, how prevalent are they?)
- Self-monitoring of symptoms (e.g., keeping track of your anxiety more formally)
- Cognitive restructuring (e.g., changing the way you perceive threats and danger)
- Exposure (e.g., breaking the cycle of avoidance and withdrawal)
CBT has been found in clinical studies to significantly reduce avoidance-based behaviors associated with anxiety and return people to their normal lives and routines. If you are troubled by experiences of panic or anxiety, please us at (617) 354-4450 or complete our online intake form to coordinate an initial evaluation.