Our Approach: Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the approach our psychologists and therapists seek to reduce the intensity and frequency of the client’s emotional pain and suffering, self-defeating behaviors, and they help clients to cultivate skills leading to goal achievement and life satisfaction with the use of scientifically supported Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT).

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Behavior Theory are emphasized. Treatment plans are customized to suit the individual client.  This approach helps clients efficiently overcome current problems, whether they are acute or chronic issues.
Scientifically based methods are prioritized and when empirically supported treatments do not exist, clinical judgment and reliance on theory is used to provide clients with comprehensive treatment of his or her specific symptoms.
We focus on the present, while helping clients to understand how historical events and relationships may still be influencing their thoughts, behaviors, and feelings today.  Active coping methods are used in the here-and-now to address current thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Clients quickly learn cognitive and behavioral skills that allow them to deal more effectively with their life circumstances.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) addresses the whole person by assessing and treating:
  • •    Cognitions – what we think
  • •    Behaviors – what we do and say
  • •    Emotions – how we feel
  • •    Relationships – how we interact with others


CBT can be applied to many kinds of problems and can operate within different value systems.  If you have a specific concern or issue, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email.  We will be happy to speak with you about your unique issue.