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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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.
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, 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, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy
I often use CBT in my work with clients dealing with anxiety as a way to reframe negative and self-deprecating thought patterns. I received training on CBT from the University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work and through my clinical training at University of Colorado Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic.
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.
Individual Therapy, Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Couples Therapy
Developed by Dr. Aaron Beck, this therapy approach is well-established, practical and collaborative.
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.
Child Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
With older children (8+) I integrate a variety of CBT skills into the play therapy process.
Adolescent/Teen Therapy, Child Therapy, Individual Therapy
I am a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist through the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
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.
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.
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.
What we think affects what we feel, which affects our actions. When any one of those areas isn't functioning the way we would want, it can mess with our whole lives. I can work with you to pull apart your thoughts, feelings, and actions to speak truth to yourself in ways that are healthy and help you move in the direction you want to go.
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.
Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Individual Therapy
CBT helps with clients that will benefit from changing behaviors that do not serve them any more.
Formally trained in using CBT techniques
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.