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CBT for Anxiety, OCD, and Depression

Denver, CO and Beyond

Living each day with anxiety, OCD, or depression can feel like you're battling a relentless storm within your own mind. You may find yourself just barely treading water, struggling to be present amidst a whirlwind of 'what ifs,' intrusive thoughts, and pervasive fear. Depression adds to the burden, casting a shadow of sadness and apathy that weighs heavily on your shoulders, making even basic tasks seem monumental. Perhaps you came across this site because you're seeking help for yourself or you're concerned about someone you care about. The most important thing to understand is that with the right evidence-based therapy, it's possible to regain peace of mind and enjoy life free from constant fear or worry. With over a decade of specialized experience in treating these specific disorders, I am here to guide you or your loved one through every step of the recovery process.

Josh Kaplan, LCSW

In-person sessions available throughout the Denver, CO area. Online sessions offered throughout CO, NV, AZ, NJ, WA, UT, and IL


Josh Kaplan - Denver, CO
OCD and Anxiety Therapist

Hi,  I'm Josh Kaplan, a Licensed Therapist and founder of CBT 4 Anxiety. I specialize in the treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorders, and Depression. I have spent the last 10+ years guiding and empowering adults, teens, and children to reclaim their lives from these challenging and complex disorders.


Having endured the tumultuous paths of anxiety myself, I have a profound understanding of its painful and debilitating realms. My own experience fuels my passion for helping others find their way out of the storm.

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Dealing with OCD involves navigating persistent, unwanted thoughts and ritualistic behaviors, but engaging in ERP under the guidance of a skilled therapist can lead to substantial improvement and help patients lead a balanced life.


Anxiety disorders vary widely from generalized anxiety to panic attacks, but all forms can be managed with evidence-based treatments like exposure therapy and CBT, which help individuals face and reduce their fears in a controlled and safe environment.


Although depression casts a long shadow over emotions and daily activities, engaging in evidence-based therapies like Behavioral Activation can rekindle interest in life and help individuals regain an active and fulfilling lifestyle.


Why choose Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? 

According to current research, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) are considered to be the most effective treatments for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. These therapies offer a more active and impactful approach than traditional talk therapy. While CBT aims to modify negative thought patterns to influence emotions and behaviors positively, ERP and Exposure Therapy involve directly confronting fear triggers to disrupt the cycle of anxiety. For depression, Behavioral Activation focuses on encouraging patients to engage in activities that promote positive emotional responses. These evidence-based methods are practical, goal-oriented, and equip individuals with enduring skills that enhance control over their mental health, leading to sustainable improvement.

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