Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on the interaction between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.  By understanding the interplay between these areas, an individual can gain better understanding of him or herself. The more you are able to recognize and make sense of your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors, the more you will be able to determine where and when changes are needed. I will help you examine the core beliefs you may have about yourself, the world, and your future, and identify the influence these beliefs have on your current life. A second feature of cognitive behavioral therapy involves the use of mindfulness and relaxation. As part of therapy, you will develop the ability to relax yourself and reduce internal stress and emotional discomfort.  We will work collaboratively to help you problem solve your life more effectively and reach your goals. CBT can be short-term or long-term. It is often used to address specific problems or chronic life issues such as depression, chronic pain, or anxiety.