Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of behavioral therapy that can helps people understand the relationships between thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Through CBT, people learn that their thoughts directly influence how they feel and then respond to specific situations. The basic idea is that when one can notice and change their thoughts, the emotions that follow change thus leading to different behaviors. CBT has demonstrated consistent effectiveness and is often a therapeutic technique of choice for treating depression, anxiety, panic disorder and substance use disorder.
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Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Group Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) looks at a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I love using CBT with folks because if feels natural to most people. When I use this therapy, I like to give my clients homework to practice what they are learning in session. Don't worry, nothing too hard, but more practical ways to respond and relate to life outside of therapy.
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Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy
CBT helps women make lasting changes to their internal thought processes - which is everything! When we change how we think, we change how we feel.
Sometimes are thoughts do not serve us, and there are a variety of 'thought fallacies' we tend to learn and perpetuate that work against our own needs and goals. Together we will unpack negative thought patterns, slow down the thought->feeling->action process, and reframe thoughts to be more realistic, objective, and in line with the way we want to view the world.
CBT is an evidenced based therapeutic method that believes our thoughts control our behaviors which leads us to whatever emotional state we are experiencing. CBT helps individuals identify the negative thoughts so they can be changed which in turn changes how we respond to life and gives us a new emotional state of being which will help us continue to move forward towards our goals.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy
CBT treatment focuses on changing unhealthy thinking patterns and unhelpful behavior patterns to increase overall well-being. CBT is heavily supported by evidence to be an effective treatment specifically for concerns including depression, anxiety, negative self-esteem/self-talk and alcohol and drug use problems.
With a background in philosophy, I have a special talent for identifying and processing cognitive distortions, or unhelpful ways of thinking in a way that is analytical and logical. It is then important to challenge these ways of thinking and begin to replace them with healthier and more rational thought patterns.
The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behavior. CBT is generally short-term and focused on helping you deal with a very specific problem. During the course of treatment, you will learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior.
I have received advanced training in CBT, its variants (third wave cognitive behavior therapies), and the ways in which CBT can be used to help manage an array of presenting problems. Training included coursework and supervision in Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and mentorship with CBT experts.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy
Developed by Dr. Aaron Beck, this therapy approach is well-established, practical and collaborative.
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy
When utilizing CBT, my approach is to encourage and challenge clients in areas such as self-observation, negative self-talk, and automatic thoughts as they relate to current problems. Through exploration of these tendencies clients can learn various coping skills needed to work through those problems in a healthy manner.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Individual Therapy
I am a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy
I utilize CBT as a foundation for understanding common cognitive distortion and generating behaviors and ideas we want present in our life. Through CBT, we will examine your thoughts, ideas, beliefs, feelings, and behaviors about yourself, those around you, and your world. CBT helps to bring awareness and actionable steps to challenging and replacing problematic thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
Couples Therapy, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy
I do not use a strict CBT protocol because I find that it is not right for all clients, but I use CBT techniques to help clients become aware of their thoughts and challenge them when they are no longer serving them.
Group Therapy, Couples Therapy, Individual Therapy
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Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy
Our thoughts as much as our emotions drive how we interact with the world. It is part of my practice to look at the impact of early childhood experiences on how we interact with the world as adults, not as a means of blame but as a means of understanding ourselves in that context.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
This therapy allows us to learn how our thoughts, behaviors, and feelings affect one another. By learning how to identify our thoughts and behaviors, we can begin to question and challenge the thoughts and behaviors that hold us back in life. Our thoughts can then develop into new and more positive ways of thinking, which can impact how we feel - more hopeful and positive.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a therapy that helps you examine how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected and can both positively and negatively impact your mood. The goal of CBT is to help you improve your mood and develop insight into patterns that can create depression and anxiety.
Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Group Therapy
I usually begin with CBT. For clients who need something more, I resort to Emotional Freedom Technique for trauma and other issues.
Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
CBT helps with clients that will benefit from changing behaviors that do not serve them any more.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy
CBT posits that problems people experience are based on unhelpful ways of thinking and on learned patterns of unhelpful behavior. There are a number of well-researched strategies that we can use to help you recognize when you fall into old patterns and examine whether those thoughts and behaviors are helpful. This therapy targets problems occurring in the here and now.
Our thoughts and our actions go hand-in-hand. What we think changes how we act. By focusing on this connection between our thoughts, emotions, and actions we will explore the 'whys' behind what you do what you do. We will further explore your thoughts - and work on challenging unhelpful thoughts and disrupt unwanted thought patterns.