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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, examines negative patterns and distortions in the way we look ourselves and the world. At Allied Psychological Services, P.C. the therapists thoroughly examine the behaviors of clients and how they react in situations that trigger depression and anxiety.

The therapy involves facing your fears rather than avoiding them because this is the only way you can deal with them.

The CBT approach is evidence-based approach to help
reduce depression and anxiety by teaching you to:

  • Identify distortions in thinking
  • Stand back from your thinking to consider situations from different viewpoints
  • See thoughts as ideas about what is going on

Where is CBT Used For?

Evidences suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy is particularly effective in treating anxiety and depression. Allied Psychological Services, P.C. offers tailored treatments to other specific problems.

  • Bipolar disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Substance use disorders
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Specific phobias

There are three levels of cognition

  • Cognition Thoughts - Rational thoughts and choices are made with full awareness.
  • Schemas are shaped by influences in childhood and other life experiences
  • Automatic Thoughts - A set of thought that flow rapidly so you may not be fully aware of them.

Types of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The word comes from the Latin root “cognoscere,” which means “to know.” Therapists at Allied Psychological Services, P.C. ensure making the fullest use of the cognition therapy to deal with depression and anxiety.
Emotionally Focused Therapy
A distinct approach to psychotherapy with individuals, couples, families.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
Empirically-based psychological intervention that uses mindfulness strategies mixed with behavior change and commitment therapy.
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