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Why Online CBT Works for Social Anxiety

March 11, 2014 3:07 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  Offering online, or web-based, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as a tool to treat social anxiety seems a bit oxymoronic. Isn’t it counterproductive to use a tool that allows a person to avoid social interaction to battle anxiety about social interaction?!   On the face of it, yes, it seems crazy. But the research shows again and again that web-based Cognitive Behavioral... View Article

Research on Social Anxiety and the Effectiveness of CBT

December 6, 2013 11:33 pm Published by 3 Comments

  Two questions that people often ask me relate to my use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for social anxiety and the effectiveness of its use online. The research on social anxiety and CBT is pretty clear: dozens of gold-standard trials demonstrate that sufferers experience reduced anxiety and improved lives through the principles of CBT.  I have continued to use CBT for... View Article

What’s the worst that could happen?

October 29, 2013 7:26 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

  One of the most common misconceptions needing clarification in CBT is the belief that challenging one’s thoughts –we call it “Thought Inspection” at Learn To Live—is the same as “Positive Thinking.” The two are very different.   Every day I work with people who have no interest in pretending that the world is perfect, that everything is great. They... View Article

A Little Backstory on Learn to Live CBT….

September 12, 2013 10:47 am Published by Leave your thoughts

  I am occasionally asked why I would attempt a new project in online CBT, Learn to Live, on top of my already busy professional practice. It’s a good question. The short answer is simple:  because I am deeply concerned about people struggling unnecessarily. The longer version has to do with wait lists, crowded schedules, proven methods, and an uptick... View Article