What is Test-Taking Anxiety?

Test-taking anxiety involves a combination of physiological over-arousal, worry, and dread about test performance. It may also lead to avoidance of effective preparation which can interfere with normal learning and lowers test performance. This can result in extreme stress, anxiety, and discomfort during and/or before taking a test.

CBT for Test-Taking Anxiety

If you are faced with taking a test or standardized exam and are prone to performance-related anxiety or intense nervousness, we can help. CBT/DBT Associates offer an individualized program based in New York City for students on how to conquer test taking anxiety and perform to the best of your abilities. This is not a test prep course. We do not teach you how to pick the best answer on a multiple-choice test, or what kind of material you should study. Instead, this program focuses on conquering the emotional components of test-taking anxiety which often interfere with effective performance.

Learn more about our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) program here.

Learn more about other problems that can be addressed in treatment here.

To schedule an appointment for test taking anxiety please complete this form or call us at 212-546-9200.