Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT)
If you suffer from a specific phobia, VRT may be the treatment for you.
Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) or Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) makes treatment for anxiety
and fears faster, more effective, and more convenient. Computer software allows you to “face” your fears
gradually and safely with the support and guidance of your therapist – all in the comfort of the therapy office.
On average, the number of sessions needed for Virtual Reality Therapy is low – between six and 12 sessions.
Therefore, it is faster and less expensive when compared to traditional therapy. The virtual environments are
very realistic and customizable, making the exposure therapy more effective. The success rate has been
reported to be approximately 90%.
Using this tool, your therapist can help you overcome:
- Fear of public speaking (executives, legal witnesses, other public speakers)
- Fear of flying
- Fear of heights
- Fear of needles
- Fear of public spaces
- Fear of closed spaces
- Fears of animals and bugs
- Fear of driving
VRT can also be used to learn Relaxation and Mindfulness techniques, as well as to address some Generalized