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What is CBT?

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a treatment that focuses on an individual's thoughts, behaviors and feelings and works to re-organize thinking patterns that may interfere with emotional and behavioral health. CBT is an evidence-based treatment which has been supported by decades of scientific research. It is often a short-term treatment that is focused on learning and applying coping skills for managing mental health issues and daily life.

In general, CBT is a short-term and goal-oriented treatment. However, the length and duration of treatment depends on several factors, including but not limited to the severity of the presenting concern, attending sessions, following along with treatment activities, and working toward collaborative goals. I can provide a better estimate of the length of treatment after an evaluation.

CBT is effective in treating a number of different mental health concerns. I have expertise in working with youth and families experiencing the following concerns:
  • Social Phobia

  • Separation Anxiety

  • Generalized Anxiety

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Selective Mutism

  • School Refusal

  • Panic Disorder

  • Specific Phobias

  • Depression

  • Trichotillomania

  • Tic Disorders

  • Traumatic Stress

I am currently trained to use the following types of treatment: 
  • Managing and Adapting Practice (MAP) 

  • The Modular Approach to Treatment for Children with Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, and Conduct Problems (MATCH-ADTC)

  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

  • Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)

  • Habit Reversal Therapy (HRT) 

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