Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, more commonly known as CBT, is a type of therapy that explores the connection between our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. When we understand and identify our thought patterns, we can understand the impact our thoughts have on our daily lives. CBT is a highly effective approach when treating OCD and other anxiety disorders.
My treatment approach focuses on our work together as a collaborative effort. My job is to teach you skills and strategies, incorporate your feedback to evaluate effectiveness, and make modifications as needed. I do not rigidly adhere to a "curriculum" of skills and strategies, but rather work with you to determine what works best for your symptoms and unique experiences.
As a Certified Level 1 TEAM-CBT Clinician, I have extensive experience using these techniques with my clients. TEAM-CBT provides a framework for therapy and relies on measurement based therapy to evaluate the progress of our work together.
How Is CBT Different From Traditional Talk Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a treatment modality that is backed by research. It has been empirically proven to help build skills and develop coping strategies. It is an action oriented treatment approach, and often includes tangible "assignments" between sessions to help you directly apply the skills we talk about in your everyday life. At our first session, we will discuss your treatment goals and create an individualized treatment plan to help you achieve your goals.