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:
Anxiety, stress, worry
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Eating and weight concerns
Coping with illness
More information about CBT and a list of CBT outcome studies is available at the Academy of Cognitive Therapy.
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.