CBT

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

 
 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is broad class of treatments that helps people to identify the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and develop practical solutions to everyday problems. In CBT, we recognize that not all of our thinking is true or helpful and when we act as if our thoughts are all true, this can cause us difficulties and suffering. Together we are scientists, discovering how your thoughts, feelings and behaviors interact, and then we are experimenting with new perspectives and ways of acting.

As a CBT therapist, I help you:

  • Learn how to notice and step back from what you are thinking and feeling

  • Unhook from unhelpful negative thinking patterns  

  • Discover new behavioral patterns that increase your positive moods, a sense of mastery and help build a meaningful life.

  • Face fears that are holding you back

  • Move from self-criticism to self-compassion

  • Develop tools to cope with your life’s ups and downs

Research has found CBT to be effective for:

Depression

Anxiety, stress, worry

Social Anxiety

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 

Panic 

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Insomnia 

Phobias

Eating and weight concerns 

Substance abuse 

Relationship problems

Procrastination 

Chronic Pain

Infertilty 

Coping with illness 

Smoking Cessation 
 

More information about CBT and a list of CBT outcome studies is available at the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.

About Me

I work with people who are feeling stuck and looking to make changes in their lives. I bring cutting edge treatment methods tailored for you and your particular concern combined with a compassionate, down to earth style. 

  • I served as a nationally recognized trainer for in CBT for PTSD (cognitive processing therapy) for the Veterans Affairs Health Care System. 

  • I have specialized in CBT and ACT for over 15 years.

  • I am a professional affiliate at the Boulder Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies.

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.
— Viktor Frankl