Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Tucson, AZ

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Caitlin Climes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85719  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a therapist, I utilize models such as CBT, DBT, MBCT, ACT with individuals as well as EFT and Gottman method with couples.
Do you and your partner get into the same fight over and over without it ever being resolved? Have you tried talking about it and feel like your partner doesn't listen? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything but nothing seems to be working? If so, you’ve come to the right place. I work with couples and individual adults dealing with a myriad of issues. My goal is to help you gain insight to your issues and figure out where you're stuck. From there, we will create a ‘toolbox’ of strategies to use so you can experience more satisfaction in your life and relationships.
As a therapist, I utilize models such as CBT, DBT, MBCT, ACT with individuals as well as EFT and Gottman method with couples.
Do you and your partner get into the same fight over and over without it ever being resolved? Have you tried talking about it and feel like your partner doesn't listen? Do you feel like you’ve tried everything but nothing seems to be working? If so, you’ve come to the right place. I work with couples and individual adults dealing with a myriad of issues. My goal is to help you gain insight to your issues and figure out where you're stuck. From there, we will create a ‘toolbox’ of strategies to use so you can experience more satisfaction in your life and relationships.
(520) 391-9286 View (520) 391-9286
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Emily Fenton
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85704
I utilize CBT, DBT, mindfulness and more throughout my services.
Engaging in therapy can feel like a big step. It doesn't have to be stressful though. It's important to remember that we all need support sometimes. I strive to meet all needs for clients, dedicating time and attention to ensure a sense of safety and belonging. I'll meet you/your child where you're at and identify goals for successful treatment. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, teens and young adults between the ages of 7-26, struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger management, ADHD, social skills, self-esteem and more. Plus, I do a ton of parent coaching! We're in this together.
I utilize CBT, DBT, mindfulness and more throughout my services.
Engaging in therapy can feel like a big step. It doesn't have to be stressful though. It's important to remember that we all need support sometimes. I strive to meet all needs for clients, dedicating time and attention to ensure a sense of safety and belonging. I'll meet you/your child where you're at and identify goals for successful treatment. I enjoy working with children, adolescents, teens and young adults between the ages of 7-26, struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, anger management, ADHD, social skills, self-esteem and more. Plus, I do a ton of parent coaching! We're in this together.
(520) 462-1377 View (520) 462-1377
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Lori D Maestas
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, NCC, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85716
Waitlist for new clients
My theoretical orientations are person-centered, existential, and CBT.
My purpose in providing counseling is to help individuals heal from trauma and other mental health issues and learn effective strategies to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. I believe that counseling can be instrumental in helping individuals know themselves more deeply and can facilitate changes that will positively affect his/her mental health, self-concept, and interpersonal relationships.
My theoretical orientations are person-centered, existential, and CBT.
My purpose in providing counseling is to help individuals heal from trauma and other mental health issues and learn effective strategies to live fulfilling and meaningful lives. I believe that counseling can be instrumental in helping individuals know themselves more deeply and can facilitate changes that will positively affect his/her mental health, self-concept, and interpersonal relationships.
(520) 636-8372 View (520) 636-8372
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Evan C Bush @ Entune Behavioral Health
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85715  (Online Only)
Drawing from over 20 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation counseling, I offer tailored therapy utilizing modalities such as CBT, SFBT, and Adlerian Therapy.
My clients are often grappling with the complexities of interpersonal relationships, struggling with issues like anger management, depression, or anxiety. They might be dealing with the weight of a chronic illness, substance abuse, or navigating mid-life transitions. They crave understanding, seeking relief from emotional turmoil and a path towards fulfillment. They desire to enhance communication, find inner peace, and rebuild self-esteem. Their goal is not just to cope but to thrive, embracing a life filled with purpose, connection, and joy.
Drawing from over 20 years of experience in vocational rehabilitation counseling, I offer tailored therapy utilizing modalities such as CBT, SFBT, and Adlerian Therapy.
My clients are often grappling with the complexities of interpersonal relationships, struggling with issues like anger management, depression, or anxiety. They might be dealing with the weight of a chronic illness, substance abuse, or navigating mid-life transitions. They crave understanding, seeking relief from emotional turmoil and a path towards fulfillment. They desire to enhance communication, find inner peace, and rebuild self-esteem. Their goal is not just to cope but to thrive, embracing a life filled with purpose, connection, and joy.
(520) 254-6774 View (520) 254-6774
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Tanya Witman
Counselor, LAC, LMT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85716
I engage with clients who are in periods of their lives where they feel stuck or in pain, not sure how to move forward. My background is in somatic, behavioral, and cognitive retraining, both psychological as well as physical. I welcome clients who want to be fully seen and appreciated, who are willing to do homework outside of our appointments. If regular talk therapy has proven unhelpful for you, or if you want to try something with a wider scope of modalities beyond talk therapy, give me a call for a consultation to see if we are a good fit.
I engage with clients who are in periods of their lives where they feel stuck or in pain, not sure how to move forward. My background is in somatic, behavioral, and cognitive retraining, both psychological as well as physical. I welcome clients who want to be fully seen and appreciated, who are willing to do homework outside of our appointments. If regular talk therapy has proven unhelpful for you, or if you want to try something with a wider scope of modalities beyond talk therapy, give me a call for a consultation to see if we are a good fit.
(520) 525-1932 View (520) 525-1932
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Marjorie DeWald
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85749  (Online Only)
Marjorie is trained in using evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, & EMDR.
Marjorie DeWald (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona with 27 years of experience. She enjoys working with youth, teens and adults wanting to function more fully or dealing with symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain, or adjustment issues. She is dedicated to helping clients find their own motivation to make changes aimed to improve health, emotional wellness, and balance in life. Marjorie guides individuals to heal and self-actualize in a developmental, holistic, mindful, and authentic way through self-reflection and taking personal responsibility.
Marjorie is trained in using evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, & EMDR.
Marjorie DeWald (she/her) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Arizona with 27 years of experience. She enjoys working with youth, teens and adults wanting to function more fully or dealing with symptoms of depression, anxiety, pain, or adjustment issues. She is dedicated to helping clients find their own motivation to make changes aimed to improve health, emotional wellness, and balance in life. Marjorie guides individuals to heal and self-actualize in a developmental, holistic, mindful, and authentic way through self-reflection and taking personal responsibility.
(520) 277-9214 View (520) 277-9214
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Talia Thurber @ Entune Behavioral Health
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
Using evidence-based modalities like ACT, CBT, and EFT, I guide clients through life's challenges with curiosity, cultural humility, and anti-oppressive practices.
My name is Talia, and my clients support navigating life's complexities with warmth and understanding. They grapple with anxiety, depression, or trauma, longing for healing and self-discovery. They crave a safe space to explore their identity, relationships, and transitions. Their goal is inner peace, resilience, and authentic self-expression. They want to break free from limiting beliefs, finding empowerment and belonging. I'm here to offer guidance, empathy, and tools for their journey toward holistic well-being.
Using evidence-based modalities like ACT, CBT, and EFT, I guide clients through life's challenges with curiosity, cultural humility, and anti-oppressive practices.
My name is Talia, and my clients support navigating life's complexities with warmth and understanding. They grapple with anxiety, depression, or trauma, longing for healing and self-discovery. They crave a safe space to explore their identity, relationships, and transitions. Their goal is inner peace, resilience, and authentic self-expression. They want to break free from limiting beliefs, finding empowerment and belonging. I'm here to offer guidance, empathy, and tools for their journey toward holistic well-being.
(520) 525-5993 View (520) 525-5993
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Bob Cunningham
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85719
Finding contentment in life can sometimes be elusive when we are faced with life challenges. We may feel confused about what to do, or our emotions may be overwhelming us in such a way that we cannot clearly see solutions. Whether you are confronting past experiences or current life challenges, I will work with you to identify goals, process thoughts and feelings, and explore solutions. I work with adults of all ages in my practice and I utilize a combination of cognitive, experiential, somatic, and solution focused interventions. I am also trained in and offer EMDR.
Finding contentment in life can sometimes be elusive when we are faced with life challenges. We may feel confused about what to do, or our emotions may be overwhelming us in such a way that we cannot clearly see solutions. Whether you are confronting past experiences or current life challenges, I will work with you to identify goals, process thoughts and feelings, and explore solutions. I work with adults of all ages in my practice and I utilize a combination of cognitive, experiential, somatic, and solution focused interventions. I am also trained in and offer EMDR.
(520) 210-5841 View (520) 210-5841
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Nadene C Nappi
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85705
I use strengths based, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and art therapy techniques to build coping skills, self esteem, and awareness of needs and how to communicate them.
The mind can be a beautiful yet intricately tangled realm. It is my passion to help clients unravel their core thoughts and emotions impacting their day to day lives. Whether it is delving into the stressors of work and school, strengthening relationships with loved ones and peers, or simply finding one's strengths and goals for their own happiness. I also co-facilitate two therapy groups. Saturdays at 10am we host a teenage girls group and biweekly at 6pm a women's art therapy group, I also supervise a teen LGBTQ+ peer support group on Thursday at 6pm.
I use strengths based, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and art therapy techniques to build coping skills, self esteem, and awareness of needs and how to communicate them.
The mind can be a beautiful yet intricately tangled realm. It is my passion to help clients unravel their core thoughts and emotions impacting their day to day lives. Whether it is delving into the stressors of work and school, strengthening relationships with loved ones and peers, or simply finding one's strengths and goals for their own happiness. I also co-facilitate two therapy groups. Saturdays at 10am we host a teenage girls group and biweekly at 6pm a women's art therapy group, I also supervise a teen LGBTQ+ peer support group on Thursday at 6pm.
(520) 523-2507 View (520) 523-2507
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Miguel C. Federico
Licensed Professional Counselor, MPsy, LPC, CCATP, CCTP-I, ACEP
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85715
Are you stressed out or feeling down? I I use Emotional Freedom Techniques and other energy psychotherapy to deactivate the obsessions, the worries, and the urge to do the compulsion in those with OCD; to deactivate negative thoughts, even suicidal ideation; deactivate the mindreading of a person with social anxiety, along with negative body image; process trauma and whichever mental health issues it causes, PTSD, Depression, anxiety disorders, etc; and relieve pain (not cure the condition) pain management only. Otherwise, I use Cognitive challenging, Cognitive restructuring, EMDR, and/or Mindfulness for some clients/patients.
Are you stressed out or feeling down? I I use Emotional Freedom Techniques and other energy psychotherapy to deactivate the obsessions, the worries, and the urge to do the compulsion in those with OCD; to deactivate negative thoughts, even suicidal ideation; deactivate the mindreading of a person with social anxiety, along with negative body image; process trauma and whichever mental health issues it causes, PTSD, Depression, anxiety disorders, etc; and relieve pain (not cure the condition) pain management only. Otherwise, I use Cognitive challenging, Cognitive restructuring, EMDR, and/or Mindfulness for some clients/patients.
(520) 200-3606 View (520) 200-3606
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Dr. Aimee Poleski
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85749  (Online Only)
She works from an eclectic standpoint, largely influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy, although treatment is tailored to meet each person's needs in a way that honors them as a unique individual.
Dr. Poleski has experience with children, adults, and older adults in a number of settings. She utilizes an individualized approach that honors each person’s unique self and situation. Clients appreciate her authentic approach that creates a space free of judgment, where they can develop a strong, genuine working relationship to address whatever challenge they may be facing.
She works from an eclectic standpoint, largely influenced by cognitive behavioral therapy, although treatment is tailored to meet each person's needs in a way that honors them as a unique individual.
Dr. Poleski has experience with children, adults, and older adults in a number of settings. She utilizes an individualized approach that honors each person’s unique self and situation. Clients appreciate her authentic approach that creates a space free of judgment, where they can develop a strong, genuine working relationship to address whatever challenge they may be facing.
(520) 415-2298 View (520) 415-2298
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Angie Gage
Counselor, MS, LAC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85742  (Online Only)
I am certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and my therapeutic approach includes CBT, DBT, ACT, SFBT, strengths and solution focused modalities.
Accepting new clients! Are you looking for a counselor who provides a safe and non-judgmental environment? I believe everyone's life has purpose, meaning, and a capacity for joy. I strive to create a compassionate environment that inspires hope where people feel important, valued, understood, and welcomed. You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning and feel a sense of purpose and satisfaction. It is a great privilege to be able to join you and witness your journey of healing, change, and growth.
I am certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and my therapeutic approach includes CBT, DBT, ACT, SFBT, strengths and solution focused modalities.
Accepting new clients! Are you looking for a counselor who provides a safe and non-judgmental environment? I believe everyone's life has purpose, meaning, and a capacity for joy. I strive to create a compassionate environment that inspires hope where people feel important, valued, understood, and welcomed. You deserve to live a life that leaves you excited to wake up every morning and feel a sense of purpose and satisfaction. It is a great privilege to be able to join you and witness your journey of healing, change, and growth.
(520) 783-7633 x713 View (520) 783-7633 x713
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Marissa Bell
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85712
Waitlist for new clients
My treatment modalities are cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, play/sandtray therapy, motivational interviewing, and Christian/biblical counseling.
Welcome! I’m Marissa and I have a genuine passion and dedication for supporting individuals on their unique paths to well-being. I am experienced and find passion working with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults on a wide variety of issues including anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, stress/anger management, navigating major life transitions/adjustment disorders, PTSD, childhood behavioral issues, racial and religious trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, and grief and loss.
My treatment modalities are cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, play/sandtray therapy, motivational interviewing, and Christian/biblical counseling.
Welcome! I’m Marissa and I have a genuine passion and dedication for supporting individuals on their unique paths to well-being. I am experienced and find passion working with children, adolescents, teens, and young adults on a wide variety of issues including anxiety disorders, depression and mood disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, stress/anger management, navigating major life transitions/adjustment disorders, PTSD, childhood behavioral issues, racial and religious trauma, relationship issues, self-esteem, and grief and loss.
(520) 412-5668 View (520) 412-5668
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Dr. Tanis L Thouin
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, PhD, LISAC, CTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85715
She has a humanistic approach and utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, and Client-Centered Therapy.
Dr. Thouin has over 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, adults and families. As a psychotherapist, she provides individual and group therapy, while specializing in substance use disorders, addictions, and co-occurring disorders (trauma, grief, depression, anxiety). She is passionate about building positive trusting relationships. She believes that the development of effective coping skills and social support is critical to long term success. Dr. Thouin helps clients identify and process underlying problems so they can improve their quality of life.
She has a humanistic approach and utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Positive Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Family Systems, and Client-Centered Therapy.
Dr. Thouin has over 25 years of experience in the behavioral health field working with children, adults and families. As a psychotherapist, she provides individual and group therapy, while specializing in substance use disorders, addictions, and co-occurring disorders (trauma, grief, depression, anxiety). She is passionate about building positive trusting relationships. She believes that the development of effective coping skills and social support is critical to long term success. Dr. Thouin helps clients identify and process underlying problems so they can improve their quality of life.
(520) 214-3272 View (520) 214-3272
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Margaret Adcock
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tucson, AZ 85719
Waitlist for new clients
I use a variety of modalities including cognitive therapies, EMDR, IFS, and person-centered therapy.
I offer a caring and non-judgmental approach to therapy designed to help you increase your capacity to greet your life with flexibility, compassion, and curiosity. My goal is to help you feel more engaged and empowered in your life by building on your own insights and strengths as well as helping you gently expand your willingness and creativity in facing difficulty. Together we will work towards healing distress and increasing your satisfaction in yourself and in your relationships.
I use a variety of modalities including cognitive therapies, EMDR, IFS, and person-centered therapy.
I offer a caring and non-judgmental approach to therapy designed to help you increase your capacity to greet your life with flexibility, compassion, and curiosity. My goal is to help you feel more engaged and empowered in your life by building on your own insights and strengths as well as helping you gently expand your willingness and creativity in facing difficulty. Together we will work towards healing distress and increasing your satisfaction in yourself and in your relationships.
(520) 666-7509 View (520) 666-7509
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Shari Gootter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, CRC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85718
Navigating through changes and transitions can be challenging and alienating. I offer a new perspective and a helpful therapeutic partnership. I feel it is a true privilege to be part of one's healing journey. My practice is inspired by Person Centered Therapy and a diverse study of methods ranging from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance, Commitment, and strengths-based therapy. I believe that no two clients are the same, and that a practice must be an individualized collaboration based on mutual authenticity and honesty. These are among the compassionate qualities which allow for a genuine therapeutic alliance.
Navigating through changes and transitions can be challenging and alienating. I offer a new perspective and a helpful therapeutic partnership. I feel it is a true privilege to be part of one's healing journey. My practice is inspired by Person Centered Therapy and a diverse study of methods ranging from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, and Acceptance, Commitment, and strengths-based therapy. I believe that no two clients are the same, and that a practice must be an individualized collaboration based on mutual authenticity and honesty. These are among the compassionate qualities which allow for a genuine therapeutic alliance.
(520) 447-4546 View (520) 447-4546
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Ashlee Victoria Welsh
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85730
Waitlist for new clients
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Hello! My name is Ashlee and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am from Colorado but have recently moved to Arizona to get my Ph.D in Counselor Education at the University of Arizona. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including family systems issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-harm, relationship issues, and more. I also am a licensed School Counselor and have experience working with adolescents and their families.
My approach combines cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and acceptance and commitment therapy.
Hello! My name is Ashlee and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am from Colorado but have recently moved to Arizona to get my Ph.D in Counselor Education at the University of Arizona. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including family systems issues, depression, anxiety, ADHD, self-harm, relationship issues, and more. I also am a licensed School Counselor and have experience working with adolescents and their families.
(520) 394-8357 View (520) 394-8357
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Dominique Kundrat
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85749  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Practice.
Hello! Taking the step to work on yourself, make changes, overcome obstacles, and enhance your life is a very big deal, and I recognize that. Coming into the door is the first step, and feeling comfortable and safe is important. I aim to make you feel safe when you are ready to open up and begin the process. I will work with you to address the issues in your life that are holding you back and assist you in moving forward to where you want to go.
I draw from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Trauma Informed Practice.
Hello! Taking the step to work on yourself, make changes, overcome obstacles, and enhance your life is a very big deal, and I recognize that. Coming into the door is the first step, and feeling comfortable and safe is important. I aim to make you feel safe when you are ready to open up and begin the process. I will work with you to address the issues in your life that are holding you back and assist you in moving forward to where you want to go.
(520) 201-2428 View (520) 201-2428
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Megan Addis
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85705
I bring a unique approach of integrating cognitive behavioral, insight oriented and person centered therapy.
My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to explore the issues you find challenging in your life. I am supportive, non-judgmental, and client centered. I will help you navigate turning points, heal past hurts, identify your strengths, and gain the tools and confidence you need to experience satisfaction with your life. We will work together to make sense of the road blocks preventing you from being your authentic self, and you will learn coping skills to help manage new difficulties when they occur. Together we can turn your current situation into the life you want and deserve.
I bring a unique approach of integrating cognitive behavioral, insight oriented and person centered therapy.
My goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you to explore the issues you find challenging in your life. I am supportive, non-judgmental, and client centered. I will help you navigate turning points, heal past hurts, identify your strengths, and gain the tools and confidence you need to experience satisfaction with your life. We will work together to make sense of the road blocks preventing you from being your authentic self, and you will learn coping skills to help manage new difficulties when they occur. Together we can turn your current situation into the life you want and deserve.
(520) 447-3275 View (520) 447-3275
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Claudia Hannum
Drug & Alcohol Counselor, LISAC
Verified Verified
Tucson, AZ 85712
Bilingual in English and Spanish, I help break generational patterns with CBT, DBT, and MI.
As a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), my clients may be struggling with generational patterns of substance abuse and seeking new coping mechanisms. They desire to break free from this cycle, addressing underlying mental health issues like depression, anxiety, or PTSD. They want to build healthier relationships, improve communication, and establish strong boundaries. They seek support to navigate their journey with empathy and understanding, aiming for self-awareness, healing, and a sense of empowerment.
Bilingual in English and Spanish, I help break generational patterns with CBT, DBT, and MI.
As a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), my clients may be struggling with generational patterns of substance abuse and seeking new coping mechanisms. They desire to break free from this cycle, addressing underlying mental health issues like depression, anxiety, or PTSD. They want to build healthier relationships, improve communication, and establish strong boundaries. They seek support to navigate their journey with empathy and understanding, aiming for self-awareness, healing, and a sense of empowerment.
(520) 523-4087 View (520) 523-4087
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists

How does cognitive behavioral therapy work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy works by exploring how your thoughts affect your emotions and experiences. CBT helps you identify distortions in your thinking. For example, you may tend to jump to the worst case scenario catastrophizing or think in extremes (all-or-nothing thinking). A therapist can teach you how to push back against those thoughts to ultimately change your feelings and behavior for the better. They can also provide coping skills to better deal with stressors and challenges.

When do I know to seek treatment with cognitive behavioral therapy?

It’s reasonable to consider cognitive behavioral therapy if you struggle to manage difficult emotions or behaviors to such an extent that you are not getting the most out of life on a day-to-day basis. If you want a shorter term, concrete, skills-based approach, CBT is a great option. (By contrast, other types of therapy may devote more time to exploring your past and its effects.) The decision to seek CBT also depends on the condition you’re treating; CBT is an effective treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, and many other disorders.

How can I find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else?

To find a cognitive behavioral therapist for someone else, you may want to begin by discussing the person’s problem, researching cognitive behavioral therapy, and assessing whether the approach is the right fit. You could then reach out to a few cognitive behavioral therapists in this directory, explain the scenario, have a consultation with those available, and determine who could be a good match.

Why is CBT such a popular form of therapy?

CBT has become a popular form of therapy because it is effective and accessible. Robust research has demonstrated that CBT is an effective treatment for many mental health conditions. And CBT can be learned in relatively few sessions, which means that many people can engage in the process, afford it, and see results quickly. It involves learning concrete skills such as disputing unhelpful thoughts; these skills can also be taught and spread widely.