Why VR Therapy?

Total immersion in VR increases patient engagement and enhances patient outcomes

For a long time as a concierge practice we would attend with our patients IRL (In Real Life) to help expose them to and face life-long fears. Now we can bring exposure to a safe environment, where we the clinicians control the stimulus, intensity and regulation techniques to enhance our patient's outcomes.

What is total immersion?

Total immersion in mental health therapy through the use of virtual reality (VR) offers a novel and promising approach to treatment, leveraging technology to create transformative therapeutic experiences. 

Total immersion in VR therapy provides a safe and controlled environment for patients to confront and manage their fears, anxieties, and traumas. By simulating realistic scenarios tailored to each individual's needs, VR allows therapists to gradually expose patients to triggering situations at their own pace. This exposure therapy can be particularly effective for conditions such as phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and anxiety disorders, where confronting feared stimuli in real life may be challenging or impractical.

VR therapy offers a highly customizable and interactive platform for therapeutic interventions. Therapists can design virtual environments and scenarios that cater to the specific needs and goals of each patient. Whether it's practicing social skills, coping with stressors, or developing relaxation techniques, VR therapy provides a versatile toolset for addressing a wide range of mental health concerns. The interactive nature of VR allows patients to actively engage with their therapy, fostering a sense of agency and empowerment in their treatment journey.

Total immersion in VR therapy can enhance the therapeutic alliance between patients and therapists. By creating immersive and engaging experiences, VR therapy can strengthen the therapeutic relationship, leading to greater trust, rapport, and collaboration. Patients may feel more comfortable and open in the virtual environment, facilitating deeper exploration and processing of their emotions and experiences. This enhanced connection between patients and therapists can contribute to more effective outcomes and long-lasting improvements in mental well-being.

VR therapy offers the potential for cost-effective and scalable mental health interventions. While traditional therapy may be limited by factors such as availability, accessibility, and cost, VR technology can overcome these barriers by delivering therapy remotely and in a standardized format. This scalability makes VR therapy accessible to a wider range of individuals, including those in rural or underserved areas, ultimately democratizing access to mental health care.

The use of virtual reality holds significant promise as a transformative approach to treatment. By providing a safe, customizable, and engaging therapeutic environment, VR therapy offers unique benefits for patients grappling with various mental health conditions. As technology continues to advance and VR therapy becomes more integrated into clinical practice, it has the potential to revolutionize the way we approach and deliver mental health care.


At Present Therapy you are given your own VR headset which links to your phone so we can assign you therapeutic homework and relaxation techniques, so your skills are always available, even outside of your session time.


Hesitant about its efficacy? Below are some case studies to review to help you make your decision.



PTSD by traffic accident

Case of an 18 year old woman with amaxophobia and PTSD after being involved in a car accident as a passenger.


Generalized anxiety

Case of a 22 year old man with GAD in an anxious family environment


Polymyelitis and GAD

Case of a 62 year old woman with Polymyelitis and Generalized anxiety.


ADHD and attention difficulties

Case of a 10 year old boy with ADHD and several attention difficulties


Attention difficulties

Case of a 58 year old man with attention difficulties and focusing problems, suffering with depression and anxiety.


ADHD and hearing problems

Case of a 7 year old boy with ADHD, as well as behavioral and hearing problems.


ADHD and disruptive behavior

Case of an 8 year old boy with ADHD and disruptive behavior.


Mindfulness in children/juveniles

Case of a girl with multiple fears and aggressive responses.


Fear of exams

Case of a teenager with a fear of exams.


Fear of animals

Case of a 59 year old woman with a fear of animals, particularly dogs..



Case of a 49 year old woman with a phobia of being trapped in small spaces.


Amaxophobia- Fear of Driving

Case of a 52 year old woman who has had Amaxophobia for 7 years.


Acquired brain damage- TBI

Case of a 27 year old man with acquired brain damage.


Agoraphobia and BPD

Case of a 21 year old woman with Agoraphobia and BPD


Agoraphobia (Barlow's Unified Protocol)

Case of a 50-year-old woman who's been afraid of flying since she was 26.


Remote treatment for fear of flying

Case of a middle aged women who developed a fear of flying after the 9/11 attack.


Fear of flying, from childhood

Case of a 54 year old woman who has been afraid of flying for 7 years


Fear of flying, and fear of heights

Case of a 55 year old man with a fear of heights


Fear of flying with panic attacks

Case of a middle aged with a fear of flying, with panic attacks and anxiety.


Fear of being trapped- Cleithrophobia

Case of a 26 year old woman with a phobia of being trapped.


Phase insomnia and benzodiazepine dependence

Case of a 52-year-old woman who relapsed into her benzodiazepine abuse.


Remote treatment for fear of needles

Case of a 26-year-old woman with an exaggerated and irrational fear of injections.


Fear of needles

Case of a 28 year old woman who has had a phobia of blood and needles for over 10 years.



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