Can CBT make SP actually worse?
I went through a full course of CBT with a clinician/professor at Stanford university. She followed the protocol carefully and seemed extremely competent, perceptive and smart.
The CBT made my SP symptoms better towards the middle of therapy, but towards the end, I started getting worse and worse.
Now, after completion of therapy, I feel like I am much worse than when I started. By worse, I feel more anxious around people, anxious in situations that we not really a problem before, and more avoidant.
Can this happen, or is there something terribly wrong here? In a sense I feel like the SP was protecting me from something, now that peeled away I am feeling extra vulnerable or something.