Cognitive Behavioral Therapy New York

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, CBT-I and Exposure and Response Prevention

“There is nothing good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Shakespeare

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence based, short term, goal oriented, approach. Change is dependent on behavioral modification, cognitive formulation, and psychoeducation (teaching framework). Disorders are viewed as a result of dysfunctional thinking, which in turn affects mood and behavior. 

Improvement is conditional upon changing or modifying distorted thinking to achieve more realistic and adaptive thought patterns. In other words, our thoughts are what drives behavior and influences how we feel. Therefore, examining and changing thought patterns with a skilled CBT therapist, can influence behavior and improve mood. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a very effective treatment and supported by research.

“You mainly feel the way you think”.-Albert Ellis

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) is a specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy which is evidence based and extremely useful in treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Treatment begins with psychoeducation of trauma, thoughts and emotions. Identifying “automatic thoughts” that are contributing to the trauma is the first step.  The second step is formal processing of trauma under the guidance of a trained CPT/CBT therapist.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia is a CBT treatment targeted at helping individual improve sleep. CBT-I teaches how thoughts, behaviors, environmental influences and lifestyle affect sleep. CBT-I helps individuals acquire healthy sleep habits, manage thoughts, emotions and behaviors.

Anxiety and Depression can affect sleep. A better night sleep is possible with CBT-I!

Exposure and Response Prevention

Exposure and Response Prevention is the gold standard and evidence based treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. ERP works by gradually exposing yourself to the places, images, thoughts, and situations that increase your anxiety and/or obsessions. The Response Prevention helps with not engaging in the compulsive behaviors once anxiety and/or obsessions have begun increasing. We are all skilled therapists that can help create an ERP treatment plan. We will do ERP in sessions to help you learn how to become skilled in ERP. We will also go as slow as you need to go. Eventually, your obsessions, compulsions and anxiety will decrease.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is effective in treating Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Use, Trauma, Stress, Anger Management, and Sleep Issues. Contact us to for a new beginning (link to contact us page)

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“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” – Victor Frankl

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