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    Counseling

    Counseling is a professional relationship between a client and a licensed counselor. Counselors help individuals, families, and groups accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals.

    Counseling with me is customized to each client. However, often my treatment method is solution-focused and based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).

    CBT is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior.

    CBT is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response.

    CBT can help with:

    Depression

    Anxiety

    Panic attacks

    Phobias

    Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)

    Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

    Substance dependency

    Persistent pain

    Disordered eating

    Sexual issues

    Anger management issues

    Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to reap the benefits of CBT. If any of the above issues resonate with you, I encourage you to try cognitive behavioral therapy with me.

    With CBT, you’ll be able to adjust the thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior. This adjustment process is referred to as cognitive reconstructing, which happens through different CBT techniques.

    Some CBT techniques are:

    Journaling

    Challenging beliefs

    Relaxation

    Meditation

    Mindfulness

    Social, physical and thinking exercises

    Cognitive behavioral therapy is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. CBT sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive.

    If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, please contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.