Yes. No success, though. Exposure therapy isn't a therapy, it's a part of CBT. With CBT, first you learn what they believe it is you're doing with your thinking and why your thinking isn't accurate, then they teach affirmations and relaxation techniques, and then you start doing the things you've become phobic about doing the easiest first. You keep repeating it until, when it works, the phobia is no longer there and then y0u move on to the next one. As for the supportive environment, that depends on who you do your CBT with. In some cases, a licensed social worker will go out with you. In most cases, there's just a psychologist who usually won't go out with you very much if at all. Ultimately, you're going to have to do it by yourself for it to take hold. Does it work? According to NIH studies, about 30% of the time, which for mental health treatment is as good as it gets. Medication also works about that much, with the difference being that if CBT works, you're better, while meds only tamp down symptoms as there are no known chemical causes for the problem to target directly. They might exist, but nobody's found them yet. But this shouldn't dishearten anyone, as there are a lot of different meds and a lot of different therapists, and it only takes one to work so you can keep trying different ones if at first it doesn't take hold. I seem to be therapy resistant, but maybe I just never found the right one, I don't know. CBT isn't all done the exact same way, but it can be studied in a way no other form of talk therapy can be because there are protocols that are the same for everyone and this form of therapy isn't much interested in why you got anxious in the first place.