• Duration of sessions: 45-50 Minutes
• Rate: $150.00 Per Session
• Telehealth sessions (video or phone call)
• In-person sessions available (based on availability-compliant with COVID-19 safety protocols)
Areas of specialty include:
▪ Depression and Mood Disorders
▪ Anxiety Disorders
▪ Grief, Loss, & Bereavement
▪ Low Self-Esteem
▪ Executives and Their Families
▪ Relationship Difficulties
▪ Personal Growth
▪ Life Transitions
▪ Career Counseling
▪ Women’s Issues
▪ Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Issues
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment that helps people learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behavior and emotions.
Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on changing the automatic negative thoughts that can contribute to and worsen emotional difficulties, depression, and anxiety. These spontaneous negative thoughts have a detrimental influence on mood.
Through CBT, these thoughts are identified, challenged, and replaced with more objective, realistic thoughts.
Types of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT encompasses a range of techniques and approaches that address thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. These can range from structured psychotherapies to self-help materials. There are a number of specific types of therapeutic approaches that involve CBT, including:
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) places focus on a person's present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. In this goal-oriented therapy, the symptoms or issues bringing a person to therapy are typically not targeted.
Instead, a qualified therapist encourages those in treatment to develop a vision of the future and offers support as they determine the skills, resources, and abilities needed to achieve that vision successfully.
Family Systems Therapy draws on systems thinking in its view of the family as an emotional unit. When systems thinking—which evaluates the parts of a system in relation to the whole—is applied to families, it suggests behavior is both often informed by and inseparable from the functioning of one’s family of origin. Families experiencing conflict within the unit and seeking professional assistance to address it may find family systems therapy a helpful approach.
What is therapy?
Therapy and counseling are types of treatment to improve your mental wellbeing. These treatments can help people who are experiencing emotional or behavior problems, or people who have a mental health disorder. Therapy is sometimes called psychotherapy or talk therapy. If you are taking medication for a mental health disorder, therapy will usually improve the results of the medication.
Different types of therapy use different techniques. In most kinds of therapy and counseling, the person receiving treatment will talk with a professional therapist. However, therapy is more than just talking about your problems. Therapy can teach you new ways to think about the situations that bother you and help you cope with your feelings. It can help with feelings of anger, fear, anxiety, shyness, and panic. It can also give you tools to help fight low self-esteem and depression, for example.
Is therapy or counseling right for me?
Some people may not want professional therapy or counseling because they feel ashamed of their problems. Others may believe that therapy and counseling are for seriously mentally ill or “crazy” people only. But this is not true. Don’t let shame and fear stop you from getting the help you need. Good mental health is part of your overall health and wellbeing.
What can I expect from a counseling or therapy session?
Sessions will typically be for a specific duration, often between 45 minutes and 50 minutes. Sessions are conducted in person in a private office or remotely via secure online platform (i.e., video call or phone call). The first time we meet, you'll talk about any problems you've been having and how you've been feeling. You'll also talk about your goals for therapy. At that point, we will mutually decide how frequently we will meet. As your therapist, I will make recommendations and help you decide what course of treatment is most appropriate for you.
Cognitive Therapy for Depression by SJ Rupke, M.D., D Blecke, M.Div., M.S.W. and M Renfrow, M.D. (American Family Physician January 01, 2006, http://www.aafp.org/afp/20060101/83.html)
Narrative Therapy. In Good Therapy online. Retrieved from http://www.goodtherapy.org/Narrative_Therapy.html
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Retrieved from https://www.verywellmind.com/what-is-cognitive-behavior-therapy-2795747
Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Adults. Retrieved from https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/trauma-focused-cognitive-behavioral-therapy
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. Retrieved from https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/solution-focused-therapy
Family Systems Therapy. Retrieved from https://www.goodtherapy.org/learn-about-therapy/types/family-systems-therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy. In Good Therapy online. Retrieved from http://www.goodtherapy.org/psychodynamic.html
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