We utilize the methods and techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a well-researched, relatively short-term form of therapy that teaches concrete skills to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression and trauma. CBT involves partnering with your therapist to examine the way in which your thoughts affect your feelings.
Techniques include logging your thoughts, identifying negative patterns, challenging them and replacing them with more accurate and adaptive thoughts. These strategies help to reduce anxiety, depression, as well as increase confidence. CBT also teaches you how to gain control over fear provoking situations by confronting them one small step at a time. Typically, number of sessions can range from 12 – 24. Other techniques include specific relaxation exercises and mindfulness-based interventions. We also utilize and practice the principles of positive psychology.