VR Enhanced CBT


Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be enhanced by using virtual reality (VR) technology. During a therapy session, clients wear a VR headset and engage in a simulation of various feared situations to learn to manage anxiety and feel better prepared for real-life situations. VR allows you to experience the sights and sounds of the environment as if you were actually there. This is done as part of individualized treatment plan. Exposure based CBT treatments are considered the “gold standard” in the treatment of specific phobias.


  • Clients report VR can often be an easier starting point to address fears in treatment before facing them in real life. VR enables clients to therapeutically address situations that would otherwise be too expensive, inaccessible, or feel too dangerous.
  • VR allows the therapist and client to carefully and collaboratively control situations, including pausing, increasing, or decreasing the intensity to
    maximize therapeutic benefits.
  • VR empowers clients to more precisely gauge when they experience significant decreases in their anxiety or are ready to move on to a new
    treatment phase.

What To Expect with Cognitive behavioral therapy


Many outcome studies have demonstrated CBT to be the most effective form of therapy for a variety of issues. 

You will learn the core skills shown to be the most effective for your individualized treatment plan. 

Using these skills and an active, structured approach, we will work together to experiment with new cognitive and behavioral responses to achieve your goals of therapy.

Dr. Yeilding is equipped with the skills needed to guide you through CBT therapy, with offices in Orange County and Long Beach.

Virtual Reality Enhanced CBT Can Be Helpful To Overcome:

  • Social Anxiety
  • Fear of Public Speaking
  • Agoraphobia
  • Claustrophobia
  • Fear of Driving
  • Fear of Flying
  • Fear of Heights

Frequently Asked Questions

CBT is one of the most evidence-based psychological interventions for the treatment of several psychological challenges including anxiety, depression, and substance use disorder.

Therapy is widely understood to support healing, elucidating meaning in one’s life, guiding transformation, and bringing us closer to our goals and the lives we want to lead.

I work in an approachable and practical way with clients to collaboratively determine treatment goals.

With your overall goals in mind, we work to address each session in a structured and intentional way to troubleshoot the difficulties you’re facing and to help you move forward. 

Please book a free phone consultation for more information about YCBT Services or how Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy might be helpful for you. Treatment begins with an initial consultation to help clarify your needs and goals, evaluate the issues you are looking to get help with, and to be sure we are the best fit for you.


Individual therapy fee is $225. Sessions last between 45 and 50 minutes.

Group therapy fee is $75 per group session, plus $150 for an individual intake screening. Group sessions last 90 minutes.

YCBT Services is an out-of -network provider and collects payment at the time of service. If you have a plan with out-of-network benefits, YCBT Services is happy to provide you with the necessary paperwork to submit to your insurance plan for reimbursement.

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