Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Boston, MA

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Photo of Loren Esposito, LICSW, LLC, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Boston, MA
Loren Esposito, LICSW, LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110  (Online Only)
Treatment for: Anxiety, OCD,Grief, self-esteem, relationships, transitions, with CBT, ERP, EMDR, ACT, TIST, Eclectic I have helped many clients thru a variety of treatment needs, goals, issues. I am easy to connect with and offer 20 years of excellent experience to clarify your concerns. Together we identify obstacles and thinking/ behavioral patterns which may or may not be helping. Next we explore treatment goals that you seek to achieve. My training can help you learn skills to help yourself. I offer a supportive, environment for our sessions. I have successfully worked with clients to improve many concerns brought to therapy.
Treatment for: Anxiety, OCD,Grief, self-esteem, relationships, transitions, with CBT, ERP, EMDR, ACT, TIST, Eclectic I have helped many clients thru a variety of treatment needs, goals, issues. I am easy to connect with and offer 20 years of excellent experience to clarify your concerns. Together we identify obstacles and thinking/ behavioral patterns which may or may not be helping. Next we explore treatment goals that you seek to achieve. My training can help you learn skills to help yourself. I offer a supportive, environment for our sessions. I have successfully worked with clients to improve many concerns brought to therapy.
(508) 406-9964 View (508) 406-9964
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Caroline Green
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
Using Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, we can empower you to make healthy decisions and enact positive change together in your life.
Accepting New Clients - Life can feel difficult to navigate at times, most certainly when you are feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed with school or a career change, or having difficulty maintaining relationships. Maybe you’re feeling like a second priority in your life. I know how challenging it can be to get through those days. Sometimes it feels impossible to handle life’s stressors and achieve that feeling of empowerment. Together, we can learn how to navigate the challenges life brings us.
Using Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, we can empower you to make healthy decisions and enact positive change together in your life.
Accepting New Clients - Life can feel difficult to navigate at times, most certainly when you are feeling stressed, anxious, overwhelmed with school or a career change, or having difficulty maintaining relationships. Maybe you’re feeling like a second priority in your life. I know how challenging it can be to get through those days. Sometimes it feels impossible to handle life’s stressors and achieve that feeling of empowerment. Together, we can learn how to navigate the challenges life brings us.
(781) 798-1819 View (781) 798-1819
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Jonathan Schubert
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I offer CBT.
It wasn't supposed to be like this. You worked hard, you kept your eyes on the prize, you sacrificed, you never complained or made excuses. You had the work ethic, the grit, and the intelligence to overcome every challenge you faced. But for some reason that isn't working any more. You tell yourself to buckle down and power through, but you just...don't. You watch yourself drinking more, gaining weight, missing deadlines, lashing out at the people closest to you. It's all falling apart. You've outworked so many competitors and overcome so much, but now you're in a battle with yourself, and for the first time, you're losing.
I offer CBT.
It wasn't supposed to be like this. You worked hard, you kept your eyes on the prize, you sacrificed, you never complained or made excuses. You had the work ethic, the grit, and the intelligence to overcome every challenge you faced. But for some reason that isn't working any more. You tell yourself to buckle down and power through, but you just...don't. You watch yourself drinking more, gaining weight, missing deadlines, lashing out at the people closest to you. It's all falling apart. You've outworked so many competitors and overcome so much, but now you're in a battle with yourself, and for the first time, you're losing.
(857) 597-2160 View (857) 597-2160
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Teele Becerra
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, LCSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02109
I provide a client-centered, strength-based practice utilizing therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care.
Hello! My name is Teele (pronounced like the color teal)! I am passionate about normalizing mental health treatment and providing accessible and equitable therapy for all. I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem issues, and those struggling with life transitions. I also have experience working with service members and veterans.
I provide a client-centered, strength-based practice utilizing therapeutic interventions such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Therapy, mindfulness, and trauma-informed care.
Hello! My name is Teele (pronounced like the color teal)! I am passionate about normalizing mental health treatment and providing accessible and equitable therapy for all. I have experience working with individuals who are experiencing trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, self-esteem issues, and those struggling with life transitions. I also have experience working with service members and veterans.
(857) 678-9067 View (857) 678-9067
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Dorothy Prinsky Feinzig
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling depressed or anxious and dissatisfied with your life- relationship issues? work problems? too much stress? I am a seasoned clinician with 27 years of training in both short-term cognitive behavioral therapy and longer term intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy. My strength is in helping you figure out what is within your control and what is not. My overriding interest is in challenging/supporting you to let go of maladaptive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are interfering with your ability to achieve your life goals and realize your fullest potential.
Are you feeling depressed or anxious and dissatisfied with your life- relationship issues? work problems? too much stress? I am a seasoned clinician with 27 years of training in both short-term cognitive behavioral therapy and longer term intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy. My strength is in helping you figure out what is within your control and what is not. My overriding interest is in challenging/supporting you to let go of maladaptive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that are interfering with your ability to achieve your life goals and realize your fullest potential.
(617) 858-8291 View (617) 858-8291
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Kimika Watkins-Tashima
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
She will use an integrative approach to intervention using her training in trauma-focused, psychodynamics, attachment-based, IFS, component-based psychotherapy, DBT, EMDR, body-mind approach such as sensorimotor psychotherapy, family therapy, ARC, SMART, Mindfulness and CBT.
Kimika is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with 15+ years of clinical experience partnering with adults, children, families and couples seeking help with a wide variety of issues. She specializes particularly in treating individuals impacted by trauma including but not limited to attachment issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sociocultural issues, addiction, emotion regulation issues, loss, and life transition.
She will use an integrative approach to intervention using her training in trauma-focused, psychodynamics, attachment-based, IFS, component-based psychotherapy, DBT, EMDR, body-mind approach such as sensorimotor psychotherapy, family therapy, ARC, SMART, Mindfulness and CBT.
Kimika is a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC) with 15+ years of clinical experience partnering with adults, children, families and couples seeking help with a wide variety of issues. She specializes particularly in treating individuals impacted by trauma including but not limited to attachment issues, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, sociocultural issues, addiction, emotion regulation issues, loss, and life transition.
(508) 406-7522 View (508) 406-7522
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Rachel Oppenheimer
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02110
We’ll explore the various experiences and systems that impact you using three approaches: CBT, insight-oriented, and mindfulness-based approaches.
Taking the first few steps toward working on your mental health is a sign of significant strength and resilience. Finding a therapist can definitely feel overwhelming, but taking the time to find the right fit and ensuring you feel a connection is worth the effort, and is actually a therapeutic element of engaging in therapy. I look forward to supporting you through this journey and investment in your mental well-being.
We’ll explore the various experiences and systems that impact you using three approaches: CBT, insight-oriented, and mindfulness-based approaches.
Taking the first few steps toward working on your mental health is a sign of significant strength and resilience. Finding a therapist can definitely feel overwhelming, but taking the time to find the right fit and ensuring you feel a connection is worth the effort, and is actually a therapeutic element of engaging in therapy. I look forward to supporting you through this journey and investment in your mental well-being.
(617) 539-7139 View (617) 539-7139
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Ana Cristina Uribe
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, QS
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116
Through cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, I can help you identify specific thoughts that are causing stress, anxiety, or depression.
Se Habla Español. Are you experiencing the stress with every day life? Are you feeling overwhelmed and like you just can't do everything you need to do? Having gone through both of those experiences, I know what it's like to feel like the world is caving in. Sometimes it's difficult to think clearly when our plate is not just full, but overly full and ready to overflow. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and through our work together, I can help you reduce the stress and anxiety that you may be feeling.
Through cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, I can help you identify specific thoughts that are causing stress, anxiety, or depression.
Se Habla Español. Are you experiencing the stress with every day life? Are you feeling overwhelmed and like you just can't do everything you need to do? Having gone through both of those experiences, I know what it's like to feel like the world is caving in. Sometimes it's difficult to think clearly when our plate is not just full, but overly full and ready to overflow. I specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and through our work together, I can help you reduce the stress and anxiety that you may be feeling.
(857) 887-3022 View (857) 887-3022
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Lynda Ketcham
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW, MSW, MDiv
Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
I offer evidence based interventions such as CBT, Mindfulness, Acceptance Commmitment Therapy and Positive Therapy modalities.
I am accepting new clients at this time! If you are struggling with stress, or are unhappy with where your life is going, you may be looking for a therapist who can help. Issues such as feelings of depression, or anxiety (for example) are emotions that hold us back to a fullfilling life. You may have health problems, or experiencing a loss that bring up feelngs of fear and anger. You could also suffer from grief. You may find a need to resolve a particular challenge or need to make a difficult decision, or you may want to make change and don't know where to begin, seeing a therapist can help you.
I offer evidence based interventions such as CBT, Mindfulness, Acceptance Commmitment Therapy and Positive Therapy modalities.
I am accepting new clients at this time! If you are struggling with stress, or are unhappy with where your life is going, you may be looking for a therapist who can help. Issues such as feelings of depression, or anxiety (for example) are emotions that hold us back to a fullfilling life. You may have health problems, or experiencing a loss that bring up feelngs of fear and anger. You could also suffer from grief. You may find a need to resolve a particular challenge or need to make a difficult decision, or you may want to make change and don't know where to begin, seeing a therapist can help you.
(239) 341-6836 View (239) 341-6836
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Resham Gellatly
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Boston, MA 02130  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I draw from treatments proven effective through research studies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and other mindfulness-based approaches.
Welcome! I specialize in evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and behavioral challenges, including depression, anxiety, and life stress. I have expertise in working with clients with diverse and intersecting identities and tailor treatment to fit each individual's unique background and needs. My therapy approach is collaborative, warm, and genuine. I join with clients as they clarify values, set goals, redefine boundaries, and try new things, recognizing the vulnerability and courage it takes to grow.
I draw from treatments proven effective through research studies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and other mindfulness-based approaches.
Welcome! I specialize in evidence-based treatments for children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and behavioral challenges, including depression, anxiety, and life stress. I have expertise in working with clients with diverse and intersecting identities and tailor treatment to fit each individual's unique background and needs. My therapy approach is collaborative, warm, and genuine. I join with clients as they clarify values, set goals, redefine boundaries, and try new things, recognizing the vulnerability and courage it takes to grow.
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Sophie Lew
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02116  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in providing psychotherapy to emerging adults, adults, and couples. I work with clients who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and/or interpersonal challenges to optimize mental health and wellness. My approach is compassionate and collaborative, largely based on psychodynamic, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal modalities. My hope is to help decrease emotional suffering, enhance your relationships, and work towards meaningful change.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in providing psychotherapy to emerging adults, adults, and couples. I work with clients who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and/or interpersonal challenges to optimize mental health and wellness. My approach is compassionate and collaborative, largely based on psychodynamic, mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral, and interpersonal modalities. My hope is to help decrease emotional suffering, enhance your relationships, and work towards meaningful change.
(617) 807-0884 View (617) 807-0884
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Mind In Progress
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
My therapeutic approach draws from evidence-based modalities, including CBT, ACT, Psychodynamic therapy, DBT, and trauma informed therapy.
Hi there and welcome! Life's journey has its ups and downs, and it's okay to feel a bit lost sometimes. You're not alone in this. Are you feeling weighed down by anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or interpersonal stressors (just to name a few)? It happens to the best of us! Together, we'll explore those challenging emotions on this therapeutic journey, unravel what's weighing you down, and build effective coping strategies to help you navigate forward with confidence.
My therapeutic approach draws from evidence-based modalities, including CBT, ACT, Psychodynamic therapy, DBT, and trauma informed therapy.
Hi there and welcome! Life's journey has its ups and downs, and it's okay to feel a bit lost sometimes. You're not alone in this. Are you feeling weighed down by anxiety, depression, trauma, and/or interpersonal stressors (just to name a few)? It happens to the best of us! Together, we'll explore those challenging emotions on this therapeutic journey, unravel what's weighing you down, and build effective coping strategies to help you navigate forward with confidence.
(617) 655-8124 View (617) 655-8124
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Dr. Marissa Alert
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Boston, MA 02108  (Online Only)
Chronic stress, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, or depression – they can feel like unwelcome guests, wreaking havoc on your performance, relationships, and well-being. As a busy professional in a high-pressure industry, you know the struggle all too well. But remember, even high-octane engines need tune-ups, and that's where I come in. I'm a clinical health psychologist who specializes in helping high-achieving professionals like you tackle stress, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, and depression while enhancing your overall well-being. I tailor evidence-based approaches like CBT and ACT to your unique needs to help ensure optimal results.
Chronic stress, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, or depression – they can feel like unwelcome guests, wreaking havoc on your performance, relationships, and well-being. As a busy professional in a high-pressure industry, you know the struggle all too well. But remember, even high-octane engines need tune-ups, and that's where I come in. I'm a clinical health psychologist who specializes in helping high-achieving professionals like you tackle stress, burnout, insomnia, anxiety, and depression while enhancing your overall well-being. I tailor evidence-based approaches like CBT and ACT to your unique needs to help ensure optimal results.
(339) 231-8288 View (339) 231-8288
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Jane Scherban
Counselor, LMHC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02215
I have been in practice in the Boston area for over 30 years. My approach is interactive, collaborative, and respectful. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy.I see clients for both short-term and long-term psychotherapy dependent on their needs/preference. In addition to individual therapy I also work with couples.
I have been in practice in the Boston area for over 30 years. My approach is interactive, collaborative, and respectful. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral and Psychodynamic approaches to therapy.I see clients for both short-term and long-term psychotherapy dependent on their needs/preference. In addition to individual therapy I also work with couples.
(617) 505-1870 View (617) 505-1870
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Carolyn Lewis
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02135  (Online Only)
Carolyn’s approach to therapy is to employ a strength’s-based lens using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing to empower every client.
Carolyn's areas of expertise are in serving survivors of gender-based violence, people who have experienced trauma, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and individual's experiencing postpartum mental health challenges. Particularly people experiencing depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, adjustment challenges, various forms of trauma involving abuse and neglect, body image concerns, domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.
Carolyn’s approach to therapy is to employ a strength’s-based lens using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and Motivational Interviewing to empower every client.
Carolyn's areas of expertise are in serving survivors of gender-based violence, people who have experienced trauma, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and individual's experiencing postpartum mental health challenges. Particularly people experiencing depression, anxiety, gender dysphoria, adjustment challenges, various forms of trauma involving abuse and neglect, body image concerns, domestic violence, sexual violence, and human trafficking.
(508) 715-8837 View (508) 715-8837
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Noor Tahirkheli
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Taking a step toward healing, growth, or change can be frightening, and is also an act of courage and self-care. I identify as an Asian American, Pakistani, second-generation immigrant Muslim woman and a social justice-oriented therapist. I offer a warm, compassionate space while presenting my authentic self, hoping to foster your capacity to do the same. I am committed to cultural sensitivity and I attend to issues of identity, power, privilege and culture. I utilize an integrative approach that draws from multicultural/feminist, relational, mind-body based, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to meet your goals and needs.
Taking a step toward healing, growth, or change can be frightening, and is also an act of courage and self-care. I identify as an Asian American, Pakistani, second-generation immigrant Muslim woman and a social justice-oriented therapist. I offer a warm, compassionate space while presenting my authentic self, hoping to foster your capacity to do the same. I am committed to cultural sensitivity and I attend to issues of identity, power, privilege and culture. I utilize an integrative approach that draws from multicultural/feminist, relational, mind-body based, and cognitive-behavioral therapy to meet your goals and needs.
(857) 424-0619 View (857) 424-0619
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KM Collaborative Group Practice
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Boston, MA 02115  (Online Only)
We are a group of BIPOC women therapist, who primary work with Teens, and adults, who are struggling with anxiety, depression, peer issues, familial conflict, work/ academic stress, trauma and transitional adjustment issues. We utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psycho-dynamic with a trauma informed Lens. See Gallery for Therapist on the team that are accepting new clients!
We are a group of BIPOC women therapist, who primary work with Teens, and adults, who are struggling with anxiety, depression, peer issues, familial conflict, work/ academic stress, trauma and transitional adjustment issues. We utilize Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psycho-dynamic with a trauma informed Lens. See Gallery for Therapist on the team that are accepting new clients!
(857) 392-5074 View (857) 392-5074
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Wendy Budwey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified
Boston, MA 02114  (Online Only)
I utilize evidence-based practices that have been researched to prove their effectiveness with clients, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I believe that therapy is a collaborative venture between the therapist and the client. I have work with very diverse populations including homeless and incarcerated individuals, chronically mentally ill individuals, and clients wanting to achieve improved functioning in their lives. I create a person-in-environment perspective that helps clients develop coping skills to improve their functioning in all areas of their live
I utilize evidence-based practices that have been researched to prove their effectiveness with clients, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I believe that therapy is a collaborative venture between the therapist and the client. I have work with very diverse populations including homeless and incarcerated individuals, chronically mentally ill individuals, and clients wanting to achieve improved functioning in their lives. I create a person-in-environment perspective that helps clients develop coping skills to improve their functioning in all areas of their live
(888) 454-2439 View (888) 454-2439
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Sharon Broder
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02116
I'm rooted in relational therapy and incorporate ACT, CBT, narrative therapy, and mindfulness.
I work with adults who are trying to figure how to feel better about themselves and their most important personal and professional relationships. Building resilience, insight and meaningful connections starts with making sense of your values, core beliefs, and your goals for yourself. Because my background includes experience in nonprofit and corporate environments, I’m also attuned to the nuances of work relationships, and how issues like communication breakdowns, lack of confidence, and burnout impact our emotional state and our relationships with ourselves.
I'm rooted in relational therapy and incorporate ACT, CBT, narrative therapy, and mindfulness.
I work with adults who are trying to figure how to feel better about themselves and their most important personal and professional relationships. Building resilience, insight and meaningful connections starts with making sense of your values, core beliefs, and your goals for yourself. Because my background includes experience in nonprofit and corporate environments, I’m also attuned to the nuances of work relationships, and how issues like communication breakdowns, lack of confidence, and burnout impact our emotional state and our relationships with ourselves.
(617) 849-9561 View (617) 849-9561
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Azizi Carle
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LICSW
Verified
Boston, MA 02109  (Online Only)
Azizi utilizes motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, art therapy techniques, and strength-based work that always provides a healthy and fun engagement creating individual treatment to meet the person’s specific needs.
Azizi Carle is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the states of Massachusetts and Texas who has over 10 years of experience counseling adults, children, and families. Azizi, better known as Zee, has worked with individuals seeking help for depression, trauma, anger, loss, women's issues, and relationship concerns. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Framingham State College and received her Masters in Social Work from Simmons College.
Azizi utilizes motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, art therapy techniques, and strength-based work that always provides a healthy and fun engagement creating individual treatment to meet the person’s specific needs.
Azizi Carle is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in the states of Massachusetts and Texas who has over 10 years of experience counseling adults, children, and families. Azizi, better known as Zee, has worked with individuals seeking help for depression, trauma, anger, loss, women's issues, and relationship concerns. She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Framingham State College and received her Masters in Social Work from Simmons College.
(857) 466-1127 View (857) 466-1127

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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.