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  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a short-term, problem-focused form of psychotherapy. It has been validated as one of the most efficient forms of psychotherapy. I use an advanced form called TEAM-CBT that helps people use the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and become completely free from the unhelpful behaviors that mess up your life.

    All CBT is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events, or how we think about those events– rather than the events themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response.

    All the issues that we treat with psychotherapy can be classified as one or more of four types of problems: Feeling bad about your self (depression type issues), worrying about the future or some consequence (anxiety type issues), addictions (impulse control issues) and relationship issues. TEAM-CBT has protocols for addressing all these categories of problem but also adapts to the specific personality and strengths of every individual client.

    With CBT, you’ll be able to adjust the thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior. This adjustment process is referred to as cognitive reconstructing, which happens through different CBT techniques.

    Some popular CBT techniques are:

    • Journalling
    • Challenging beliefs
    • Relaxation
    • Meditation
    • Mindfulness
    • Social, physical, and thinking exercises

    With CBT, you’ll be able to adjust the thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior. This adjustment process is referred to as cognitive reconstructing, which happens through different CBT techniques.

    In TEAM-CBT we go through four stages of therapy.

    T: Testing.

    We measure how you are feeling via a brief mood survey before and after each session. This will give us an idea of how much you are improving every week and how much each session is helping you. Also, you are required to give feedback on how well I did as YOUR therapist via an evaluation of session form.

    E: Empathy.

    Therapy will not work well if you do not know and feel that I am 100% with you. I will work with you until you can give me a grade of an “A” for empathy.

    A: Agenda setting.

    Only after you feel comfortable with me can we work together on crystalizing your specific goals for therapy. Although the overall goal is that you feel good (or even feel great) and that you are able to maintain that good feeling, we will articulate achievable goals that make sense to you.

    M: Methods.

    This is where we will attack the thoughts and behaviors that are messing up your life. There are over 100 methods that are available for you. We will not need all of them. Rather we will try each one, fail as fast as we can so that we can find some method that you can use for the rest of your life.

    If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, please contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.