Here & Now

We support LGBTQIA+ wellness

Virtual Reality (VR) 
Therapy in Northbrook

Overcome PTSD, Phobias and Anxiety

Imagine you’re in a car crash. Your body heals, but your mind doesn’t. You’re afraid to drive. By using virtual reality technology to create an immersive simulation of the 
driving experience, VR Therapy can help you overcome your trauma, get back behind the wheel — and get back 
to living life on your terms.

VR Therapy at Here & Now has helped me overcome my fear of flying. Not only am I able to go where I want, I feel much more confident in general.”

— Matt, after 11 weeks

What is VR Therapy?

VR Exposure Therapy is a technique that uses advanced virtual reality technology to help reduce stress and anxiety triggered by challenging situations. By immersing yourself in simulated environments, VR Therapy provides effective and lasting relief from conditions like PTSD, phobias, anxiety, depression and traumatic brain injury (TBI).

How VR Therapy works

VR Exposure Therapy uses virtual reality technology to decrease the stress response you might have to environments or situations that provoke anxiety or fear. Studies show VR Exposure Therapy can safely and effectively provide lasting relief from symptoms of PTSD, phobias, anxiety and other conditions.

As few as six one-hour VR sessions can reduce anxiety by up to 90%*. 

*Based on research studies, 2002-2007

Mental health challenges that VR Exposure Therapy 
can address:

  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Stress Management
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Pain Management
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Cognitive Rehabilitation
  • Traumatic Brain 

    Injury (TBI)

Why choose Here & Now for VR Therapy?

  • Accessibility & Convenience – We accept Blue Cross Blue Shield, Medicare and most out-of-network benefits. Early, late and weekend appointments are available. 

  • Specialized VR Therapists – Our skilled 
VR Therapists are experienced in harnessing the power of virtual reality for effective mental health treatment.

  • Advanced Technology – Our advanced 
VR technology creates realistic environments, enhancing the therapeutic experience for optimum healing.

  • &care Multi-Modal Wellness – Depending on your needs, we can pair VR Therapy with other treatments such as Psychiatry, Art Therapy and Neurofeedback to accelerate and amplify wellness benefits. 

  • Proven Results – Over 90% of our clients report positive changes within 60 days. 

Come do the work

Working through trauma or phobias isn’t easy, 
but our therapists are here to guide and support you through it. The journey will be challenging, yet confronting these experiences is the key to overcoming them. Your willingness to do this work is the first step towards reclaiming your well-being.

We’re in this with you

Our therapists stay engaged with you throughout 
your healing journey, supporting you and providing the guidance you need to move forward. We don’t just sit and watch. We’re active partners in helping you process experiences and emotions, increase 
self-awareness and get comfortable in your skin.

Take your life back

Find out how VR Therapy creates new, drug-free pathways to healing. Email us at 
call (847) 450-6393 or email to schedule your first appointment.