Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists in Seattle, WA

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Joan Fiore
Psychologist, PhD, ABPP
Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
My experience ranges from systems to psychodynamic to cognitive behavioral and sex therapy.
As a licensed psychologist for 36 years, I have worked with a wide variety of clients, helping them to successfully move through their challenges and achieve their goals. Examples of these goals could be symptom relief, improved marriages/relationships, working through problems with teens and parenting, personal growth, improved relationships with friends or colleagues at work, increased satisfaction with feelings about yourself or your direction. My style is highly engaged and interactive. I will provide a safe/caring environment, focusing on your strengths as well as your areas of pain and distress.
My experience ranges from systems to psychodynamic to cognitive behavioral and sex therapy.
As a licensed psychologist for 36 years, I have worked with a wide variety of clients, helping them to successfully move through their challenges and achieve their goals. Examples of these goals could be symptom relief, improved marriages/relationships, working through problems with teens and parenting, personal growth, improved relationships with friends or colleagues at work, increased satisfaction with feelings about yourself or your direction. My style is highly engaged and interactive. I will provide a safe/caring environment, focusing on your strengths as well as your areas of pain and distress.
(206) 489-3806 View (206) 489-3806
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Jessica Glover
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMHC
Verified
Seattle, WA 98103
I have been a therapist for 13 years and primarily use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and expressive methods (writing, art, and play) to engage clients and families.
As a child and family therapist I work with tweens, teens and young adults (11-25 yr. old) and caregivers. Being young can be fun and also sometimes stressful, confusing, and painful. I work with young people experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, emotional dysregulation and distress, and relationship challenges. I also love to work with parents. As parents, whether our child is or is not willing to get therapeutic support, doing our own work to care effectively can have invaluable impact in our children's lives. I help parents to better understand their child, support regulation, and model effective skills.
I have been a therapist for 13 years and primarily use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) in addition to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and expressive methods (writing, art, and play) to engage clients and families.
As a child and family therapist I work with tweens, teens and young adults (11-25 yr. old) and caregivers. Being young can be fun and also sometimes stressful, confusing, and painful. I work with young people experiencing depression, anxiety, PTSD, emotional dysregulation and distress, and relationship challenges. I also love to work with parents. As parents, whether our child is or is not willing to get therapeutic support, doing our own work to care effectively can have invaluable impact in our children's lives. I help parents to better understand their child, support regulation, and model effective skills.
(206) 825-6403 View (206) 825-6403
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Sarah Odell
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MHP
Verified
Seattle, WA 98126  (Online Only)
My direct approach utilizes evidenced based therapeutic interventions involving cognitive, behavioral & solutions focused therapy, family & contextual dynamics, mindfulness techniques & humor.
The decision to pursue therapy is a courageous one, and finding the right therapist can feel daunting but it is possible. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in WA with 15+ years serving clients who are ready to navigate significant life changes, heal from trauma, overcome anxiety, & manage ongoing stress while still pursuing bold dreams and goals. I'm passionate about helping clients live their most fulfilling & integrated life possible, even if it means taking big risks and making hard changes. You and your loved ones are capable of living a fulfilling & joyful life and I would be honored to support you in that journey.
My direct approach utilizes evidenced based therapeutic interventions involving cognitive, behavioral & solutions focused therapy, family & contextual dynamics, mindfulness techniques & humor.
The decision to pursue therapy is a courageous one, and finding the right therapist can feel daunting but it is possible. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in WA with 15+ years serving clients who are ready to navigate significant life changes, heal from trauma, overcome anxiety, & manage ongoing stress while still pursuing bold dreams and goals. I'm passionate about helping clients live their most fulfilling & integrated life possible, even if it means taking big risks and making hard changes. You and your loved ones are capable of living a fulfilling & joyful life and I would be honored to support you in that journey.
(206) 737-2822 View (206) 737-2822
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Alford Counseling and Recovery, PLLC
Counselor, MA, LMHCA, SUDP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98118
I adapt treatment to your needs and integrate evidence-based therapies, CBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.
My approach is tailored to meet your goals and may include helping you solve your problems, develop your strengths, and provide skills to increase your daily life effectiveness. Often, this process involves giving attention to the thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and experiences that hinder living a balanced and meaningful life. My deliverance when working with clients is client-centered, collaborative, and non-judgmental.
I adapt treatment to your needs and integrate evidence-based therapies, CBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.
My approach is tailored to meet your goals and may include helping you solve your problems, develop your strengths, and provide skills to increase your daily life effectiveness. Often, this process involves giving attention to the thoughts, feelings, behaviors, and experiences that hinder living a balanced and meaningful life. My deliverance when working with clients is client-centered, collaborative, and non-judgmental.
(206) 333-0503 View (206) 333-0503
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Andrew Ohlstrom
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Seattle, WA 98104
I also use Solution Focused Therapy and CBT.
Are past experiences getting in the way of your current relationship? Perhaps you feel lost in who you are. Or maybe you are struggling to feel settled within your career. I help support clients in understanding and resolving issues within the context of work, personal life and relationships. We will regain your strength and create a sense of autonomy over your decisions and choices. I also support individuals and couples in setting boundaries, communicating effectively, and building a sense of self as we work through your main struggles.
I also use Solution Focused Therapy and CBT.
Are past experiences getting in the way of your current relationship? Perhaps you feel lost in who you are. Or maybe you are struggling to feel settled within your career. I help support clients in understanding and resolving issues within the context of work, personal life and relationships. We will regain your strength and create a sense of autonomy over your decisions and choices. I also support individuals and couples in setting boundaries, communicating effectively, and building a sense of self as we work through your main struggles.
(206) 350-9238 View (206) 350-9238
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Moriah Brier
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98118  (Online Only)
I offer cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which provides concrete tools to help you move forward.
My goal is to help you become more at ease with yourself and your emotions so that you can feel less daunted by the day-to-day, experience more fulfilling relationships, and be more productive in the domains of life that matter to you. I primarily treat anxiety, depression, chronic pain, insomnia, and trauma. My approach focuses on heightening your awareness of the thoughts, negative core beliefs, and behaviors that get in your way and helping you master strategies to address them. This is done within the framework of a relationship in which you feel supported, accepted, and heard.
I offer cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) which provides concrete tools to help you move forward.
My goal is to help you become more at ease with yourself and your emotions so that you can feel less daunted by the day-to-day, experience more fulfilling relationships, and be more productive in the domains of life that matter to you. I primarily treat anxiety, depression, chronic pain, insomnia, and trauma. My approach focuses on heightening your awareness of the thoughts, negative core beliefs, and behaviors that get in your way and helping you master strategies to address them. This is done within the framework of a relationship in which you feel supported, accepted, and heard.
(206) 202-5244 View (206) 202-5244
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Carmina Chang
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LICSW
Verified
Seattle, WA 98104  (Online Only)
It has been my experience that evidence-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing produces successful results.
My patients are usually hard working adults who have run into some tough times or are experiencing difficult emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and addictions. I focus on using a strengths-based and harm reduction approach, which views each person as an individual with unique strengths and challenges. Using this approach values the person and facilitates a customized treatment plan for the individual. My role is not to judge you or your behaviors, but to act as an independent consultant for improving your mental well-being and quality of life.
It has been my experience that evidence-based approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy, and Motivational Interviewing produces successful results.
My patients are usually hard working adults who have run into some tough times or are experiencing difficult emotional issues such as anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, and addictions. I focus on using a strengths-based and harm reduction approach, which views each person as an individual with unique strengths and challenges. Using this approach values the person and facilitates a customized treatment plan for the individual. My role is not to judge you or your behaviors, but to act as an independent consultant for improving your mental well-being and quality of life.
(206) 565-1585 View (206) 565-1585
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Jessica Govan
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, MS, LMFTA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
As an LMFTA I specialize in working with couples and families. I enjoy the traditional family therapies including structural therapy and strategic therapy. I appreciate the focus that each of these places on mapping cycles of interaction in order to identify unhelpful behaviors and their relational impact. However, my favorite people to work with are simply those who are genuinely interested in developing insight and fostering change—whether they are families, couples, or individuals. When working with the latter, I often use cognitive behavioral therapy because of the emphasis it places on staying solution focused and optimistic.
As an LMFTA I specialize in working with couples and families. I enjoy the traditional family therapies including structural therapy and strategic therapy. I appreciate the focus that each of these places on mapping cycles of interaction in order to identify unhelpful behaviors and their relational impact. However, my favorite people to work with are simply those who are genuinely interested in developing insight and fostering change—whether they are families, couples, or individuals. When working with the latter, I often use cognitive behavioral therapy because of the emphasis it places on staying solution focused and optimistic.
(206) 558-8304 View (206) 558-8304
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OCD Treatment / Theresa
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSSW, LICSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101
If you're an adult or teen in Washington state suffering from OCD, I would love to hear from you! I specialize in treating OCD, and I am especially skilled in treating “rumination as a compulsion”—mental compulsions that are not visible to anyone else. I offer Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), Inference-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT), and Metacognitive Therapy (MCT), all of which are scientifically effective in treating OCD. I-CBT has been described as profound and a “game-changer.” This compassionate and effective psychotherapy has been changing lives in Canada and Europe for over 20 years.
If you're an adult or teen in Washington state suffering from OCD, I would love to hear from you! I specialize in treating OCD, and I am especially skilled in treating “rumination as a compulsion”—mental compulsions that are not visible to anyone else. I offer Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), Inference-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (I-CBT), and Metacognitive Therapy (MCT), all of which are scientifically effective in treating OCD. I-CBT has been described as profound and a “game-changer.” This compassionate and effective psychotherapy has been changing lives in Canada and Europe for over 20 years.
(360) 565-6216 View (360) 565-6216
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Amanda Fowler
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LSWAIC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with teens and young adults, spanning ages 13 to 35. With extensive expertise in assisting neurodivergent individuals and those within the LGBTQ+ community, I welcome anyone seeking care through creative or somatic methodologies. Employing a holistic therapeutic approach, my methods integrate cognitive and somatic interventions, drawing from evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Synergetic Play Therapy, Cognitive Processing, Polyvagal Therapy, and Mindfulness. It is my fervent commitment to empower every individual I work with, ensuring they feel
I enjoy working with teens and young adults, spanning ages 13 to 35. With extensive expertise in assisting neurodivergent individuals and those within the LGBTQ+ community, I welcome anyone seeking care through creative or somatic methodologies. Employing a holistic therapeutic approach, my methods integrate cognitive and somatic interventions, drawing from evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Synergetic Play Therapy, Cognitive Processing, Polyvagal Therapy, and Mindfulness. It is my fervent commitment to empower every individual I work with, ensuring they feel
(206) 672-1072 View (206) 672-1072
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Kelli Crane
Counselor, LMHCA, LPCA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107  (Online Only)
I blend evidence-based counseling interventions like EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic therapies with inner child work, inner parts work, trauma work, spirituality, and meditation for a unique therapeutic experience, custom-tailored for you and your unique situation.
Are you a woman or teen girl experiencing depression, anxiety, codependency, or who has experienced one or multiple traumas? Do you need to heal past wounds and resentments? Would you love to gain self-compassion and experience hope again? If you feel like something is keeping you from moving forward, I’m the kind of therapist who can help you manage current symptoms, find the root cause of your issues, work toward healing, and build a life you love! I provide online therapy for female-identifying and nonbinary adults and teens living in Oregon and Washington state and am trained in EMDR.
I blend evidence-based counseling interventions like EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, and psychodynamic therapies with inner child work, inner parts work, trauma work, spirituality, and meditation for a unique therapeutic experience, custom-tailored for you and your unique situation.
Are you a woman or teen girl experiencing depression, anxiety, codependency, or who has experienced one or multiple traumas? Do you need to heal past wounds and resentments? Would you love to gain self-compassion and experience hope again? If you feel like something is keeping you from moving forward, I’m the kind of therapist who can help you manage current symptoms, find the root cause of your issues, work toward healing, and build a life you love! I provide online therapy for female-identifying and nonbinary adults and teens living in Oregon and Washington state and am trained in EMDR.
(206) 759-8852 View (206) 759-8852
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Judith E Camann
Counselor, MEd, MFA, LMHCA, CDP, NBCT
Verified
Seattle, WA 98122  (Online Only)
I’m dedicated to helping you experience life transformation with personalized therapeutic techniques, CBT & creative expression.
Are you navigating the complexities of life transitions, grappling with challenges like the uncertainties of adulthood, aging or the ups and downs of teenage years? Are you experiencing shifts in your relationships, thoughts or career? You aren’t alone. Life is full of change which often brings up difficult emotions. Through therapy, I offer a safe and confidential space where you can explore your emotions, build up your strengths, and feel self-empowered. My goal is to guide you as you navigate your evolving life be it parenting stress, relationship changes, career shifts, health trials or other demanding challenges.
I’m dedicated to helping you experience life transformation with personalized therapeutic techniques, CBT & creative expression.
Are you navigating the complexities of life transitions, grappling with challenges like the uncertainties of adulthood, aging or the ups and downs of teenage years? Are you experiencing shifts in your relationships, thoughts or career? You aren’t alone. Life is full of change which often brings up difficult emotions. Through therapy, I offer a safe and confidential space where you can explore your emotions, build up your strengths, and feel self-empowered. My goal is to guide you as you navigate your evolving life be it parenting stress, relationship changes, career shifts, health trials or other demanding challenges.
(206) 889-5307 View (206) 889-5307
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Jen Graves
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, MA, LMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98107
Waitlist for new clients
I offer traditional CBT and solution-focused talk therapy as well as trauma-responsive, body-integrative approaches including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), mindfulness, and sex therapy.
It’s hard to be a person. Even when life is at its most joyful, our relationships, our pasts, and the constant presence of change can be overwhelming, confusing, or defeating. I’m here to help with that. Therapy is my second career. I chose this work because I believe everybody deserves nonjudgmental support, whether they are in crisis, preparing for change, or simply stuck. I have seen what can happen when pain has no witness. I have also experienced the transformations that can take place when hurt and struggle are seen, heard, and met with compassion, understanding, and perspective.
I offer traditional CBT and solution-focused talk therapy as well as trauma-responsive, body-integrative approaches including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), mindfulness, and sex therapy.
It’s hard to be a person. Even when life is at its most joyful, our relationships, our pasts, and the constant presence of change can be overwhelming, confusing, or defeating. I’m here to help with that. Therapy is my second career. I chose this work because I believe everybody deserves nonjudgmental support, whether they are in crisis, preparing for change, or simply stuck. I have seen what can happen when pain has no witness. I have also experienced the transformations that can take place when hurt and struggle are seen, heard, and met with compassion, understanding, and perspective.
(206) 888-6251 View (206) 888-6251
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Dana Jean Yaffee
Counselor, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
I am trauma-informed and utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and internal family systems.
Sometimes, life can get overwhelming and we don't know where to turn. It helps to be in a safe space while you are navigating through challenges and life transitions. Through connection and collaboration, we will develop an honest and trust-based approach to help you achieve clarity in a non-judgmental direction. Whether it be stress, career change, relationship issues, loss and grief, or trauma, I will be your ally for support in moving forward.
I am trauma-informed and utilize cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy and internal family systems.
Sometimes, life can get overwhelming and we don't know where to turn. It helps to be in a safe space while you are navigating through challenges and life transitions. Through connection and collaboration, we will develop an honest and trust-based approach to help you achieve clarity in a non-judgmental direction. Whether it be stress, career change, relationship issues, loss and grief, or trauma, I will be your ally for support in moving forward.
(206) 208-6479 View (206) 208-6479
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Katie Ribera
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, LMHCA
Verified
Seattle, WA 98117
I counsel from a blended approach using techniques from CBT, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy, which allows me to provide care that is individualized to your specific needs and circumstances.
You are likely searching for a therapist because there is something in your life that is not working well. You may be feeling overwhelmed, distressed, hopeless, or noticing things in your life or in your relationships that you no longer find satisfying. Therapy provides time to consider who you are; it is a collaborative conversation that helps you to explore the ways your experiences have shaped your beliefs, feelings, and assumptions, and to identify the factors which prevent you from making the changes you desire in your life.
I counsel from a blended approach using techniques from CBT, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, and Emotion-Focused Therapy, which allows me to provide care that is individualized to your specific needs and circumstances.
You are likely searching for a therapist because there is something in your life that is not working well. You may be feeling overwhelmed, distressed, hopeless, or noticing things in your life or in your relationships that you no longer find satisfying. Therapy provides time to consider who you are; it is a collaborative conversation that helps you to explore the ways your experiences have shaped your beliefs, feelings, and assumptions, and to identify the factors which prevent you from making the changes you desire in your life.
(206) 899-4852 View (206) 899-4852
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David Carlile
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, CSWA, LSWAIC
Verified
Seattle, WA 98115  (Online Only)
As a therapist, I specialize in certain areas such as child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, addiction therapy, eating disorder therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and many more.
My ideal client is a person looking to improve their communication and mental health. They may have issues with accurately understanding and responding to other people, engaging with other people, or effectively analyzing and utilizing language commuinicaton skills. Their needs include efficient and accurate mental health, as well as the ability to integrate their coping skills capabilities into their existing systems and workflows. Their goals include improved satisfaction, increased productivity and efficiency, and the ability to make decisions. They want a reliable therapist to help empower them to grow.
As a therapist, I specialize in certain areas such as child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, couples therapy, addiction therapy, eating disorder therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and many more.
My ideal client is a person looking to improve their communication and mental health. They may have issues with accurately understanding and responding to other people, engaging with other people, or effectively analyzing and utilizing language commuinicaton skills. Their needs include efficient and accurate mental health, as well as the ability to integrate their coping skills capabilities into their existing systems and workflows. Their goals include improved satisfaction, increased productivity and efficiency, and the ability to make decisions. They want a reliable therapist to help empower them to grow.
(360) 774-4229 View (360) 774-4229
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Marlene Otero
Pre-Licensed Professional, JD
Verified
Seattle, WA 98104
My therapeutic approach is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that challenges negative thoughts to avoid negative emotions or behaviors.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the stresses of life? Do you feel like you have lost your sense of self? You are not alone. In today's world, there are a variety of social and societal pressures that influence our decisions. I work with adolescents, college students, and adults to help them find fulfillment and balance in school, work, and life. From maintaining focus, to managing relationships, physical health, life transitions, and future planning. My approach is to assist you in developing improved insights, find your strengths, and identify new habits that can help you achieve your goals.
My therapeutic approach is Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that challenges negative thoughts to avoid negative emotions or behaviors.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with the stresses of life? Do you feel like you have lost your sense of self? You are not alone. In today's world, there are a variety of social and societal pressures that influence our decisions. I work with adolescents, college students, and adults to help them find fulfillment and balance in school, work, and life. From maintaining focus, to managing relationships, physical health, life transitions, and future planning. My approach is to assist you in developing improved insights, find your strengths, and identify new habits that can help you achieve your goals.
(425) 517-3929 View (425) 517-3929
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Quiana S Roberts
Counselor, LMHC, NCC, MHP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Seattle, WA 98101  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Therapies used include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), inner child healing, mindfulness training, solution focused therapy skills, and motivational interviewing techniques.
Do you strive to be the best, the best partner, the best parent, the best friend, the best at work, but you always feel like you fall short. Will life always be like this? Chaotic. Exhausting. Endless to-do lists. Despite your best efforts, there never seems to be enough time in the day. After caring for so many others in your life, you struggle to care for yourself. You're constantly running on empty. In the past, you've tried to make changes on your own, but nothing seems to work. You're stuck and not sure what to do next. You do not have to do this alone. I would love to help you on your journey to a healthier you!
Therapies used include Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), inner child healing, mindfulness training, solution focused therapy skills, and motivational interviewing techniques.
Do you strive to be the best, the best partner, the best parent, the best friend, the best at work, but you always feel like you fall short. Will life always be like this? Chaotic. Exhausting. Endless to-do lists. Despite your best efforts, there never seems to be enough time in the day. After caring for so many others in your life, you struggle to care for yourself. You're constantly running on empty. In the past, you've tried to make changes on your own, but nothing seems to work. You're stuck and not sure what to do next. You do not have to do this alone. I would love to help you on your journey to a healthier you!
(206) 537-0093 View (206) 537-0093
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Bil Kareta
Counselor, MAPC, LMHC, SD
Verified
Seattle, WA 98117
Therapy with Individuals: I use cognitive behavioral methods to treat depression, thought disorders, borderline personality disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and anxiety.
Life is a difficult and confusing journey for all of us. Occasionally we get "stuck" along the path. Sometimes that growth is blocked because of issues, patterns and behaviors from the past which affect the way we feel, do or react in the present. If you are experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, stress and relationship concerns. I can offer you: a combination of heart, skill, and understanding to help you find your own solutions to these problems that face you. Through the use of solution-oriented, emotionally focused, and reality based techniques, can help you and your relationships overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.
Therapy with Individuals: I use cognitive behavioral methods to treat depression, thought disorders, borderline personality disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and anxiety.
Life is a difficult and confusing journey for all of us. Occasionally we get "stuck" along the path. Sometimes that growth is blocked because of issues, patterns and behaviors from the past which affect the way we feel, do or react in the present. If you are experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, stress and relationship concerns. I can offer you: a combination of heart, skill, and understanding to help you find your own solutions to these problems that face you. Through the use of solution-oriented, emotionally focused, and reality based techniques, can help you and your relationships overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.
(206) 557-6792 View (206) 557-6792
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Jonathan Gjerset
Counselor, MA, LMHC
Verified
Seattle, WA 98112
In my work, I draw upon several therapeutic modalities including: Existential, Cognitive Behavioral, and Gestalt.
I offer therapy for adults and have professional experience with a variety of populations. I bring my heart to our sessions and you can expect an approach that demonstrates dignity, compassion, and genuine care. I approach therapy with respect for the unique experiences of each person. My intention is to help create awareness of yourself and your capabilities, allowing for greater personal freedom. While I rely heavily on training and professional experience, I also believe that each person is the greatest expert about themselves.
In my work, I draw upon several therapeutic modalities including: Existential, Cognitive Behavioral, and Gestalt.
I offer therapy for adults and have professional experience with a variety of populations. I bring my heart to our sessions and you can expect an approach that demonstrates dignity, compassion, and genuine care. I approach therapy with respect for the unique experiences of each person. My intention is to help create awareness of yourself and your capabilities, allowing for greater personal freedom. While I rely heavily on training and professional experience, I also believe that each person is the greatest expert about themselves.
(206) 210-3384 View (206) 210-3384

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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.