Cognitive Behavior Therapy on Long Island

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) can help you resolve long-standing mental health and behavioral health issues once and for all.

What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is used by a therapist with a client to reduce the pain of anxiety, depression, guilt, embarrassment, or shame. It is also used to help clients stop engaging in self-defeating behaviors like avoiding social interactions, procrastination, impulsive behaviors, substance abuse, sleeping too much, missing work or school, etc.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) has received scientific support for many kinds of emotional and behavioral problems. Long Island CBT Therapists can help you become aware of your thoughts, feelings, sensations, and behaviors and how these interact to produce suffering and maladaptive behaviors, as well as how you can change them to reduce your pain and suffering, and reach your goals.

How Can Cognitive Behavior Therapy Help?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an effective psychotherapy for a number of mental health and behavioral health issues.

CBT has been applied to:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • OCD
  • Relationship Problems
  • PTSD
  • Eating disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • ADHD
  • School refusal
  • And many other problems

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Types of Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) includes a number of different kinds of therapies. These include Cognitive Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Exposure therapy, Applied Relaxation, etc.

For anxiety disorders, different kinds of CBT and Behavior Therapy (BT) have been shown to be effective for different kinds of anxiety. So someone with panic disorder and OCD could both receive CBT or BT, but it could look a little different, even though there will be common elements.

Your CBT Therapist should be able to talk to you about which techniques and interventions from these Cognitive Behavior Therapies can be helpful to you. There are many tools that are shared by all of these therapies. But, there are distinct interventions in each, and some times the style or the way they are administered varies. Skilled CBT Therapists will select the tools and interventions they think are best to help you end your pain and create a more satisfying life.

What is important is that you are carefully assessed to be sure your cognitive behavior therapist really understands you and your symptoms. And it is critical that the CBT therapist is well trained in the right kind of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) that you need, and doesn’t simply say they do CBT.

If you live on Long Island and believe you are suffering with anxiety, please give my office a call. The Long Island therapists at my office will be happy to meet with you to see what kind of anxiety you are experiencing and we can start immediately to help you to feel better.


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