Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Men are disturbed not by things, but the view which they take of them
– Epictetus

What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an empirically supported treatment that targets irrational patterns of thinking that serve as the source for our emotional disturbance and maladaptive behaviors.
For example, a person who is depressed may have the belief, “I’m worthless, and as a result behave in ways that prevent them from pursuing a new job, relationships, etc.

My role as a cognitive behavioral therapist is to guide my clients to closely examine the irrational beliefs they hold with great conviction, and explore the ways these thoughts generate negative emotions and disfunctional behaviors . CBT is an active process in which I also challenge people to test out their beliefs in a guided way so that together we can develop healthier thinking patterns that will improve their emotional health and behaviors.

I am a Certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CCBT) with the National Association of Cognitive- Behavioral therapists.

I trained at the Albert Ellis Institute of New York and specialize in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)- an effective form of CBT that supplements several psychotherapy techniques such as psychodynamic thearpy.

Throughout my years as a clinician, I have been trained in a variety of CBT techniques and interventions in the clinics and research projects I have worked in. I draw from my experience to tailor in a collaborative manner, the ideal treatment approach for each individual.

CBT has been proven to be highly effective for the following issues:
Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Post traumatic stress
Obsessive-compulsive behaviors
Eating disorders
Substance abuse disorders
Psychotic disorders
Personality disorders