Cognitive Behavior Therapy

CBT is an evidence-based form of psychotherapy that focuses on the ways that a person’s cognitions, or thoughts, interact with emotions and behaviors. CBT teaches a specific set of skills, and is usually short-term. Within CBT, there are specialized protocols with tested efficacy for the following problem areas:

Generalized anxiety
Social anxiety
Specific phobias
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Habit disorders, such as trichotillomania (hair pulling) and skin picking
Problematic anger
Impulsive behaviors
Thought disorders
Family/relationship problems

While engaged in CBT treatment, participants will be asked to track progress toward goals and engage in weekly “homework” assignments outside of session.
CBT may include some combination of the following modes of treatment: individual therapy, family therapy, parent guidance, and/or group therapy.