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Group Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Group Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

This study tests the efficacy of a group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy designed to be “transdiagnostic” (applying to a wide range of anxiety and mood problems). This treatment has been shown to reduce negative emotions such as anxiety and depression in an individual therapy format. We are also examining personal strengths influence treatment.

What will the study provide to participants?
*In-depth diagnostic evaluation and opportunities to learn to monitor emotions.
*Free, psychotherapy for 12 weeks, in which participants learn:
-To understand how emotions (including anxiety and depression) work.
-To become more aware of their own emotions, physical sensations, thoughts, and behaviors.
-To tolerate and mindfully observe emotions.
-To change negative thought patterns.
-To pursue valued goals rather than cope by emotion-driven behaviors or avoidance.
-To face fears directly until they are manageable.

Interested individuals can leave a message by phone (253-237-3341) or email (erickson.rvt@gmail.com) and will be contacted for a brief initial interview by phone.

Participant Eligibility

Who may be eligible to participate? Individuals who meet these criteria:*Diagnosis of an anxiety disorder or related disorder (e.g., Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), with or without a depressive disorder (e.g. Major Depressive Disorder)*Willingness to participate in a time-limited (12 weekly two-hour sessions) group therapy, which may be either online or at Seattle Pacific University in the Queen Anne neighborhood of Seattle.*Age 18 or older*Resident of WA state*Proficiency in speaking and writing English*Access to a computer with internet (ideally)*Willingness to maintain levels or not start new psychiatric medications during the studyThis treatment study is not appropriate for individuals with:*Psychosis (e.g., schizophrenia) or untreated mania (bipolar disorder)*A primary substance use disorder*Neurocognitive dysfunction (e.g., dementia)*Current active suicidality


Thane Erickson
(253) 237-3341

Additional Study Details

Full Study Title
Transdiagnostic Cognitive-Behavioral Group Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Study ID: 131402008R
Start Date: 11/10/2021
End Date: 08/31/2024

Thane Erickson (PI)
Tilda Cvrkel
Kylie Fraga
Janarthan Sivaratnam
Rebecca Banning
Rachel Inabata
LeChara Pryor
Mackenzie Cummings
Evan Caulley

Accepts Healthy Volunteers?

Study Site(s)

Seattle Pacific University

3307 3rd Ave W. Suite 107
Seattle, Washington 98119


Use the link below to send a message to the study coordinator, or call the number above to speak directly with a study representative.

I am interested in this research study.