Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
At some point in our lives, most of us experience some difficulties with negative thoughts about ourselves or the world around us that keep us from being able to live a more peaceful and meaningful life.
These on-going negative or sometimes extreme thoughts will automatically trigger certain feelings, which in turn, will also affect the way that we behave.
Most of us are not really conscious that we are actually doing this, however, if you begin to notice that you are feeling unsettled about how you are reacting to certain things but are not sure how to make changes, it may be a good time to consider speaking to a trained therapist about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT as it is more commonly known.
CBT is one of our preferred psychotherapy strategies for two very important reasons. First, it can address a number difficulties that you may be facing such as:
- On-going negative thoughts, underlying feelings and behaviors that are getting in the way of your daily functioning or your overall quality of life
- Wanting to change a behavior that is impacting your life at home or work, but do not know where to start
- Having difficulty taking control of your life because you have difficulty seeing things in a positive light and do not see a way out
- Find yourself making the same mistakes over and over, with an inability to change or achieve the goals you set for yourself
The second reason is that CBT has a long history of its effectiveness in a number of different areas:
- CBT is backed by hundreds of scientifically-proven studies that show its effectiveness for a variety of emotional and psychological issues
- CBT can be very effective in creating change and reduction of your symptoms in less amount of time than more traditional psychotherapy methods
- CBT involves a “retraining of the brain”, therefore, your time in therapy will leave you with practical, applicable and life-long tools that you can apply even as circumstances change
- CBT focuses on helping you to understand how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors impact each other
- CBT can be implemented or combined with other methods that may work well for you!
CBT is designed to help you begin to make changes, escape old patterns, and free yourself from being stuck and we use it to treat a wide range of emotional and psychological issues, such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
CBT Can Help Treat
- Relationship Issues
- Low Self-Confidence
- Feeling Lost or Confused With Life
- Panic Attacks
- Identity Issues
Is CBT Right For Me?
CBT may be a good treatment option for you if you are ready to make meaningful and lasting changes in your life, but do not have the understanding as to how to go about it or the necessary skills.
We provide CBT to adults from all over New York, both in person and via Telehealth.