Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is an active, skill-based treatment that improves how you feel by changing unhelpful thinking patterns and developing new ways to approach a challenging situation. I will offer specific strategies related to your unique set of difficulties to help you make these changes and reach your goals. We will work together to create between-session exercises for you to practice the coping skills so that you become more confident in using these strategies in your day-to-day life. Decades of research studies show that CBT is a highly effective treatment for emotional and behavioral difficulties, such as anxiety and depression.
CBT is designed to be short term. Many individuals with specific goals make good progress within 16-24 sessions. However, the length of treatment various based on the individual and the treatment goals. Overall, I believe in the importance of helping you learn to use the CBT skills effectively and independently at a pace that feels right for you.