THERAPY APPROACH

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

What is CBT?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment – meaning that research shows it works – for many anxiety and obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders. It is different than other therapy approaches in that it is a short-term, action-oriented and collaborative approach. CBT focuses on the use of specific strategies for reducing current symptoms and interference.

 

CBT is based on the premise that patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors contribute to the development and maintenance of anxiety and mood conditions. Treatment relies on the individual developing an increased awareness of these patterns and a willingness to learn new ways of responding to symptoms and triggers. Through this goal-focused and action-oriented process, is able to successfully face situations that once led to struggle and/or avoidance. They overcome excessive fears, and gain confidence that leads to sustainable change in their day-to-day life.

 

The CBT approach includes a number of treatment techniques and interventions including Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) and behavioral activation, among others, and each is integrated as indicated.

Home, School & Community-based sessions

Anxiety goes where you go. As an out-of-network provider I have the flexibility to do whatever is indicated which can include sessions at home, school, or other community locations. This allows us to address the anxiety where it lives and helps you to better translate therapy strategies into your daily life.