Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Philadelphia, PA

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Rochelle Melia Hancock
MA, LBS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19151  (Online Only)
I believe in treating the whole person which enables me to use several modalities to treatment such as, CBT, solution-focused, person-centered, behavioral therapy, and more.
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, distorted thinking, and any symptoms that may be impacting your life. Also clients who may have experienced trauma which causes disturbances in their present lives. I want to help motivate my clients to live their best life now, and to be able to move forward.
I believe in treating the whole person which enables me to use several modalities to treatment such as, CBT, solution-focused, person-centered, behavioral therapy, and more.
I work with clients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, distorted thinking, and any symptoms that may be impacting your life. Also clients who may have experienced trauma which causes disturbances in their present lives. I want to help motivate my clients to live their best life now, and to be able to move forward.
(610) 467-2543 View (610) 467-2543
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Romain Diaz
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, DMT, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Currently I'm the primary therapist for all female adult trauma unit, inpatient psy. hospital where we help people in crisis & to transition back home w/ healthy coping skills, strategies and support systems. I also work with Philadelphia school system in facilitating dance movement therapy session with children on the spectrum ages 7-9. In my private practice I continue to work in the area of verbal psychotherapy (individual, couples & group) and Dance/Movement therapy and CBT techniques. My work encompasses therapy with Individuals dealing with a large range of issues; including but not limited to, children with severe emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, victims of abuse and neglect, families in crisis, adults with mental illness and dual diagnosis, couples in need of support to build healthy relationship. Lastly, I have served as a clinical supervisor/Co-Supervisors for interns in several schools such as Drexel University, PCOM (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine) and Lasalle University, in which I love to teach, guide and inspire other professional to the field.
Currently I'm the primary therapist for all female adult trauma unit, inpatient psy. hospital where we help people in crisis & to transition back home w/ healthy coping skills, strategies and support systems. I also work with Philadelphia school system in facilitating dance movement therapy session with children on the spectrum ages 7-9. In my private practice I continue to work in the area of verbal psychotherapy (individual, couples & group) and Dance/Movement therapy and CBT techniques. My work encompasses therapy with Individuals dealing with a large range of issues; including but not limited to, children with severe emotional disturbance, autism spectrum disorders, physical disabilities, victims of abuse and neglect, families in crisis, adults with mental illness and dual diagnosis, couples in need of support to build healthy relationship. Lastly, I have served as a clinical supervisor/Co-Supervisors for interns in several schools such as Drexel University, PCOM (Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine) and Lasalle University, in which I love to teach, guide and inspire other professional to the field.
(215) 515-6908 View (215) 515-6908
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Rick Snyderman
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CADC, CSAT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19130
My therapeutic approach is primarily cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and psychodynamic.
Are you looking to inspire hope and change in your life? In this day and age with so much happening in the world, it is nice to have a safe professional therapist in your life who will listen to your needs and help support you in moving from where you are to where you want to be. It can be hard to choose a therapist from such a large pool of qualified people. Chemistry matters and so does many years of experience. With over 25 years of providing therapy to clients with many different mental health issues and addictions, you can feel assured that you are in competent, trusting hands.
My therapeutic approach is primarily cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and psychodynamic.
Are you looking to inspire hope and change in your life? In this day and age with so much happening in the world, it is nice to have a safe professional therapist in your life who will listen to your needs and help support you in moving from where you are to where you want to be. It can be hard to choose a therapist from such a large pool of qualified people. Chemistry matters and so does many years of experience. With over 25 years of providing therapy to clients with many different mental health issues and addictions, you can feel assured that you are in competent, trusting hands.
(267) 459-9503 View (267) 459-9503
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Mark Bingel McKillips
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Some of these include cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, play therapy, and gestalt therapy.
Mark is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, who holds licenses in both Pennsylvania and California. He has 20 years of experience helping children and families work through challenges impacting their health and happiness. He spent most of his career working for a nonprofit agency that continues to serve trauma-impacted children and families in the San Francisco, Bay Area. It was through this work that Mark grew to understand both the grave impact of trauma and the healing power of psychotherapy.
Some of these include cognitive behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, play therapy, and gestalt therapy.
Mark is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Philadelphia, who holds licenses in both Pennsylvania and California. He has 20 years of experience helping children and families work through challenges impacting their health and happiness. He spent most of his career working for a nonprofit agency that continues to serve trauma-impacted children and families in the San Francisco, Bay Area. It was through this work that Mark grew to understand both the grave impact of trauma and the healing power of psychotherapy.
(267) 244-1208 View (267) 244-1208
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James A Lockwood
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Are you a teen, young adult, or working professional seeking practical solutions to life's challenges? Look no further. I'm James, a clinical therapist specializing in CBT with a holistic twist. In search of a compassionate guide who truly understands the complexities of modern life? Juggling the pressures of life, or relationships, or do you just want to become the best you? Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, addressing immediate concerns while delving deeper into the underlying root of your struggles. Together we will explore, heal, and thrive!
Are you a teen, young adult, or working professional seeking practical solutions to life's challenges? Look no further. I'm James, a clinical therapist specializing in CBT with a holistic twist. In search of a compassionate guide who truly understands the complexities of modern life? Juggling the pressures of life, or relationships, or do you just want to become the best you? Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, addressing immediate concerns while delving deeper into the underlying root of your struggles. Together we will explore, heal, and thrive!
(267) 389-2110 View (267) 389-2110
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Marisa Panzer
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I tend to use an eclectic mix of person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy when working with clients.
I am a full-time school counselor, but work part-time as a therapist. Prior to becoming a school counselor, I worked in the mental health field for over 15 years in multiple roles. I enjoy helping adolescents and young adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns to identify strategies that allow them to manage and/or overcome these concerns.
I tend to use an eclectic mix of person-centered therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy when working with clients.
I am a full-time school counselor, but work part-time as a therapist. Prior to becoming a school counselor, I worked in the mental health field for over 15 years in multiple roles. I enjoy helping adolescents and young adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns to identify strategies that allow them to manage and/or overcome these concerns.
(484) 673-6024 View (484) 673-6024
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Jashawn Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19141  (Online Only)
I can help by utilizing CBT, behavioral modification, solution focused techniques in addition to various other skills to help them.
My ideal client is someone whom I can have a good connection and rapport with as that is the most important factor in having success in therapy as you want the client to feel comfortable to express in addition to receive things. Someone who's having challenges with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, grief and or relationships is generally ideal for me. Their needs would have to be ones that I can hopefully fulfill and assist with. Their goals should be to reduce the challenges they are having as they should want a better quality of life as I aspire that for them
I can help by utilizing CBT, behavioral modification, solution focused techniques in addition to various other skills to help them.
My ideal client is someone whom I can have a good connection and rapport with as that is the most important factor in having success in therapy as you want the client to feel comfortable to express in addition to receive things. Someone who's having challenges with stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, anger, grief and or relationships is generally ideal for me. Their needs would have to be ones that I can hopefully fulfill and assist with. Their goals should be to reduce the challenges they are having as they should want a better quality of life as I aspire that for them
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Katelyn Sullivan
Licensed Professional Counselor, NCC, LPC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147  (Online Only)
I have experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Parent and Family Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, and Crisis Intervention.
Now accepting new patients in office or for virtual therapy. Call today for you or your family member and lets begin a path to better emotional well being. Stressed, depressed or anxious? Are you struggling at work, school or home? Then I can help.
I have experience in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Parent and Family Therapy, Trauma Informed Care, and Crisis Intervention.
Now accepting new patients in office or for virtual therapy. Call today for you or your family member and lets begin a path to better emotional well being. Stressed, depressed or anxious? Are you struggling at work, school or home? Then I can help.
(717) 613-6506 View (717) 613-6506
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India Spears
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19102
My therapy style balances both acceptance and change and I believe that both can exist at the same time. To move towards a life worth living, you must first accept where you are in the moment. Acceptance of this kind can be the foundation towards building a life led by your personal values instead of fear. I use a mix of behavioral therapies – including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy – to aid my clients in identifying the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that will move them towards a life that they value.
My therapy style balances both acceptance and change and I believe that both can exist at the same time. To move towards a life worth living, you must first accept where you are in the moment. Acceptance of this kind can be the foundation towards building a life led by your personal values instead of fear. I use a mix of behavioral therapies – including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy – to aid my clients in identifying the thoughts, feelings and behaviors that will move them towards a life that they value.
(267) 550-0058 View (267) 550-0058
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Taneshia Elam-Snowden
Pre-Licensed Professional, MEd, CSP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I approach therapy from a systems perspective. I work with indiv/couples/fam from various cultural frameworks, especially those from black/brown communities, to manage life's stressors in context with the dynamic roles they possess in life. I believe that problems occur when an individual experiences disruptions to their norms resulting in cognitive distortions that impact their overall well-being. I work to help indiv/couples/fam process their emotions and develop healthy strategies to improve their functioning, while supporting them as they navigate the various systems in which they belong (e.g. family, career, interpersonal).
I approach therapy from a systems perspective. I work with indiv/couples/fam from various cultural frameworks, especially those from black/brown communities, to manage life's stressors in context with the dynamic roles they possess in life. I believe that problems occur when an individual experiences disruptions to their norms resulting in cognitive distortions that impact their overall well-being. I work to help indiv/couples/fam process their emotions and develop healthy strategies to improve their functioning, while supporting them as they navigate the various systems in which they belong (e.g. family, career, interpersonal).
(484) 946-4404 View (484) 946-4404
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Hana Kubkova
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19107
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Pennsylvania with 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked in a variety of settings, including an inpatient and outpatient-psychiatry center, a foster care residential facility, a women’s counseling agency, and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic. I currently see clients in my private practice in Philadelphia for short-term (10-12 sessions) or long-term treatment (6 months or longer), depending on their goals. My collaborative therapeutic approach combines multiple techniques (e.g. Gestalt, Psychodynamic, EMDR, CBT, and Mindfulness).
I am a clinical social worker licensed in Pennsylvania with 13 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked in a variety of settings, including an inpatient and outpatient-psychiatry center, a foster care residential facility, a women’s counseling agency, and a drug and alcohol rehabilitation clinic. I currently see clients in my private practice in Philadelphia for short-term (10-12 sessions) or long-term treatment (6 months or longer), depending on their goals. My collaborative therapeutic approach combines multiple techniques (e.g. Gestalt, Psychodynamic, EMDR, CBT, and Mindfulness).
(415) 917-2996 View (415) 917-2996
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Peter-William Myers
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC , CNIT
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
I like to use cognitive behavior therapy and gestalt therapy to help my clients get from point A to point B, but I also like to get to know my clients so I can decide how I can best help them on their journey.
Are you feeling stuck in life, battling depression and anxiety, or experiencing relationship issues? I will walk alongside you in whatever journey you are on to help you reach your goals, whatever they may be, from learning new coping skills, improving communication skills, or improving your relationships.
I like to use cognitive behavior therapy and gestalt therapy to help my clients get from point A to point B, but I also like to get to know my clients so I can decide how I can best help them on their journey.
Are you feeling stuck in life, battling depression and anxiety, or experiencing relationship issues? I will walk alongside you in whatever journey you are on to help you reach your goals, whatever they may be, from learning new coping skills, improving communication skills, or improving your relationships.
(267) 550-5707 View (267) 550-5707
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Heather Batalden
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I utilize evidence-based approaches to treatment including applied behavior analysis, parent-child interaction therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
I specialize in working with adults suffering from anxiety or depression or those seeking behavioral change. I also work with children ages 2-15. I provide therapy, behavioral consultation, and parent training to reach goals such as increasing frustration tolerance, improving response to directives, developing independence and self-control, strengthening social skills, assisting caregivers with the identification and execution of behavior management systems, reducing symptoms associated with ADHD, ADD, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorders, motivating and promoting behavioral and lifestyle changes and harm reduction.
I utilize evidence-based approaches to treatment including applied behavior analysis, parent-child interaction therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
I specialize in working with adults suffering from anxiety or depression or those seeking behavioral change. I also work with children ages 2-15. I provide therapy, behavioral consultation, and parent training to reach goals such as increasing frustration tolerance, improving response to directives, developing independence and self-control, strengthening social skills, assisting caregivers with the identification and execution of behavior management systems, reducing symptoms associated with ADHD, ADD, anxiety, depression, Autism Spectrum Disorders, motivating and promoting behavioral and lifestyle changes and harm reduction.
(484) 435-3119 View (484) 435-3119
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Megan Pelko - Handspring Health (Insurance Accepted!)
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19107  (Online Only)
I utilize cognitive behavioral strategies, relaxation techniques, and other approaches based on the needs of the individual.
Handspring is a modern mental health clinic that provides personalized, evidence-based behavioral care for children, adolescents, and young adults. We currently serve children ages 8-18 and young adults ages 18-24 who are looking for treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, organizational skills training, behavior therapy, exposure & response prevention, and parent management training.
I utilize cognitive behavioral strategies, relaxation techniques, and other approaches based on the needs of the individual.
Handspring is a modern mental health clinic that provides personalized, evidence-based behavioral care for children, adolescents, and young adults. We currently serve children ages 8-18 and young adults ages 18-24 who are looking for treatment for anxiety, depression, or behavioral difficulties. Our therapeutic approaches include CBT, DBT, organizational skills training, behavior therapy, exposure & response prevention, and parent management training.
(267) 494-6376 View (267) 494-6376
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Binal Ward
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19103  (Online Only)
I use a variety of interventions including: Cognitive behavioral therapy, mind/body/spirit holistic approach, mindfulness, and alternative approaches to trauma.
Are you someone who is conscientious, careful, sensitive and want to succeed, but sometimes feel like getting through the day is too hard? Do fear, worry or sadness hold you back from the life you could live? We all encounter rough patches in life when we find ourselves stuck or feeling held back by an obstacle placed in our path. Therapy can empower us with the tools to overcome those obstacles so that we can move forward strengthened and better prepared for the future.
I use a variety of interventions including: Cognitive behavioral therapy, mind/body/spirit holistic approach, mindfulness, and alternative approaches to trauma.
Are you someone who is conscientious, careful, sensitive and want to succeed, but sometimes feel like getting through the day is too hard? Do fear, worry or sadness hold you back from the life you could live? We all encounter rough patches in life when we find ourselves stuck or feeling held back by an obstacle placed in our path. Therapy can empower us with the tools to overcome those obstacles so that we can move forward strengthened and better prepared for the future.
(267) 317-4039 View (267) 317-4039
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Devann Wisniewski
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19129
I employ an integrative approach to therapy and conduct CBT, IFS, and ACT informed sessions.
Hello, I'm Devann! Please allow me to introduce myself. I completed my BA in psychology at Temple University in 2003. Following several years of employment at an inpatient eating disorder program I went on to complete my MSW at Widener University in 2008. I have practiced individual, family, and group therapy sessions in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a primary focus on eating disorders, anxiety, addiction recovery, depression, and life transitions.
I employ an integrative approach to therapy and conduct CBT, IFS, and ACT informed sessions.
Hello, I'm Devann! Please allow me to introduce myself. I completed my BA in psychology at Temple University in 2003. Following several years of employment at an inpatient eating disorder program I went on to complete my MSW at Widener University in 2008. I have practiced individual, family, and group therapy sessions in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a primary focus on eating disorders, anxiety, addiction recovery, depression, and life transitions.
(610) 298-9345 View (610) 298-9345
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Seiko Iyama
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19102
With my 16 years of experience, I can help you move forward with your life and cope better with difficult life circumstances using a holistic approach that includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, and mindfulness.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed with daily life demands? You feel so down and find it difficult to do anything and everything. You feel exhausted with anxious and negative thoughts, which prevent you from doing things you want to do. Relationships (intimate, friend or professional) are challenging and stressful. I can help. My passion is helping you reach your full potential and find peace and contentment in your life. My goal is to provide you with the compassionate and attentive care we all deserve from healthcare professionals.
With my 16 years of experience, I can help you move forward with your life and cope better with difficult life circumstances using a holistic approach that includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CBT, and mindfulness.
Have you been feeling overwhelmed with daily life demands? You feel so down and find it difficult to do anything and everything. You feel exhausted with anxious and negative thoughts, which prevent you from doing things you want to do. Relationships (intimate, friend or professional) are challenging and stressful. I can help. My passion is helping you reach your full potential and find peace and contentment in your life. My goal is to provide you with the compassionate and attentive care we all deserve from healthcare professionals.
(267) 396-8658 View (267) 396-8658
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Caroline Kuttler
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, NCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Philadelphia, PA 19147
I use an integrated approach including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and EMDR to treat trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, BDP, depression, and anxiety.
Deciding to start therapy can be a challenging and vulnerable process. My goal as a therapist is to make each individual feel as safe and supported as possible with high levels of empathy, compassion, and genuineness. Throughout the therapy process, I value the importance of improving relationships, managing stress, and increasing the ability to identify and regulate emotions. In sessions, I emphasis the importance of processing core beliefs we hold towards ourself and the world, practicing daily mindfulness, and learning skills to effectively regulate our emotions. I also provide supervision for pre-licensed clinicians!
I use an integrated approach including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) informed, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and EMDR to treat trauma, PTSD, bipolar disorder, BDP, depression, and anxiety.
Deciding to start therapy can be a challenging and vulnerable process. My goal as a therapist is to make each individual feel as safe and supported as possible with high levels of empathy, compassion, and genuineness. Throughout the therapy process, I value the importance of improving relationships, managing stress, and increasing the ability to identify and regulate emotions. In sessions, I emphasis the importance of processing core beliefs we hold towards ourself and the world, practicing daily mindfulness, and learning skills to effectively regulate our emotions. I also provide supervision for pre-licensed clinicians!
(215) 608-1069 View (215) 608-1069
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Rita Woidislawsky
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Dr. Rita Woidislawsky, PhD Dr. Rita Woidislawsky is a Psychologist in Pennsylvania with 30 years of experience. She holds a PhD. Dr. Rita has expertise treating anxiety, couple’s issues, eating disorders, PTSD/trauma, women’s issues, and midlife transitions, and offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couples/Marital Counseling, Family Therapy and Parenting Skills. In her spare time, Dr. Rita enjoys Pilates and travel.
Dr. Rita Woidislawsky, PhD Dr. Rita Woidislawsky is a Psychologist in Pennsylvania with 30 years of experience. She holds a PhD. Dr. Rita has expertise treating anxiety, couple’s issues, eating disorders, PTSD/trauma, women’s issues, and midlife transitions, and offers Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Couples/Marital Counseling, Family Therapy and Parenting Skills. In her spare time, Dr. Rita enjoys Pilates and travel.
(484) 263-8276 View (484) 263-8276
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Life Skills Management Services LLC
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MBA, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Philadelphia, PA 19144  (Online Only)
We are licensed in Oregon, Maine, Minnesota, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and Colorado. We currently offer telehealth and virtual therapeutic services. We work with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, mood disorders, family relations issues, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. We combine different therapeutic approaches based on client's presenting concerns, goals, and motivation, such as, cognitive-behavioral, brief therapy, mindfulness, client-centered, solution-focused therapy.
We are licensed in Oregon, Maine, Minnesota, Florida, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina and Colorado. We currently offer telehealth and virtual therapeutic services. We work with individuals with a wide range of concerns including depression, mood disorders, family relations issues, substance use disorders, and co-occurring disorders. We combine different therapeutic approaches based on client's presenting concerns, goals, and motivation, such as, cognitive-behavioral, brief therapy, mindfulness, client-centered, solution-focused therapy.
(704) 327-5828 View (704) 327-5828

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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.