Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment that focuses on modifying problematic thoughts and behaviors that contribute to and maintain emotional problems such as anxiety, stress, and depression. Like traditional forms of therapy, CBT emphasizes a warm, safe, and empathic therapeutic environment.

 

CBT is different from some approaches in that it focuses on present-day problems and on learning skills designed to help you cope more effectively with painful thoughts and feelings. Instead of focusing on childhood issues, you will learn to identify thoughts and behaviors that are keeping you stuck, so you may develop more adaptive ways to navigate your life.

 

There is no one “cognitive behavioral therapy”. The term “CBT” represents a family of therapies, that share a commitment to scientific excellence in the alleviation and prevention of suffering. I practice what is commonly referred to as “Third Wave” Cognitive Behavioral Therapies — cutting edge treatments that are both innovative and well-supported by research.

 

The types of CBT approaches I offer include:

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT)

 

If you’d like to learn more about any or all of these cognitive-behavioral approaches, please contact me. I am happy to talk with you more about how I work and which of these approaches might best suit you.