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Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)

Exposure Response Prevention (ERP)

What is ERP?

ERP is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that allows those with anxiety to gradually face their fears in a safe environment with a skilled helping professional. Individuals learn that exposure to their fears does not actually lead to the outcomes they dread. They build confidence in their ability to cope with triggers without resorting to avoidance, rituals, or unhealthy coping skills.

How does Exposure Response Prevention help?

Through a habituation process, clients systematically engage with thoughts, circumstances, and objects they fear. The person is desensitized, little by little, and the triggered stimuli become less and less psychologically distressing.

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