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 distress and maladaptive behaviors.
For example, a person who is depressed may have the belief, “I’m worthless, and as such behave in ways that prevent him from pursuing a new job or relationship.

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 maladaptive behaviors . CBT is an active process in which you, the client, are challenged to consider and practice new thinking “narratives” that are more conducive to feeling better. Additionally, I guide my clients to experiment with behaviors that help test and modify unhelpful beliefs that impact healthy functioning.

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’ve acquired training in a variety of evidence-based CBT techniques and interventions, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 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:
Mood Disorders including Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Post traumatic stress
Obsessive-compulsive behaviors
Eating disorders
Substance abuse disorders
Psychotic disorders
Personality disorders