What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works by changing thoughts and behaviors that cause and maintain problems: skills are learned to change dysfunctional thinking and to promote healthy and adaptive behaviors.  For instance, there are skills to face fears as opposed to avoiding them (see “Facing Your Fears To Relieve Anxiety”) .  Specialized ways to problem solve are developed as well as unique ways to create Mindfulness and Awareness of reactions, rather than getting caught up in reactions.  You learn effective ways to assert yourself, listen, and respond, ways to become a superior communicator.

What are the benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

In literally hundreds of research studies, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has proven especially helpful for treating anxiety and depression ( see Depression Facts ).  The result is a reduction in negative thinking, a tendency to face things, increased feelings of confidence to cope in a variety of situations, while no longer experiencing unmanageable levels of anxiety and depression!  A successful course of this Therapy could result in feeling convinced you possess the tools necessary to function and succeed in life!

Types of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy I use in my practice

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety, Depression, and Traumas
  • EMDR (for Traumas)
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy (incorporates Eastern Mindfulness elements)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Active Listening, Assertiveness Training, Communication Skills Training
  • Medical Hypnotherapy/Hypnosis
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