Specialists in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, proven effective
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a clinically-proven, highly effective treatment for depression, anxiety (panic attacks, phobias, OCD, and other stress disorders), relationship problems, low self esteem, and more. If you are in or near the New York City area (Manhattan, Westchester and Long Island), and are looking for a licensed professional counselor who is trained and experienced in the use of Cognitive Behavioral treatment techniques, contact us at CTA: 212-258-2577. We will match you with a therapist who is right for you, either a Psychologist or Social Worker trained in CBT and/or Schema therapy. Our offices are located thoughout the New York City area. Phone sessions are available as well.
Areas of specialization include:
Depression is one of the most common of human problems. According to statistics provided by the National Institute of Mental Health, in any given year, at least 19 million Americans (9.5% of the population) experience some form of clinical depression. It is estimated that about half of all men and three-quarters of all women have had a bout with depression at some point during their lifetime. However, many people do not seek or receive the help that could ease their pain and promote healing. Part of the problem is that often people do not know what help is available and how they may benefit from it.
Anxiety, & Anxiety Disorders
Although it is uncomfortable, normal anxiety is a healthy and adaptive reaction that arises when one's built-in alarm system (the part of the brain in which fear associations are made) is triggered. We are all equipped with this essential self-protective mechanism, but sometimes the system becomes oversensitive or hyper-reactive to particular cues or situations. This is when we experience anxiety in ways that are no longer adaptive (i.e., to protect individual from an actual, immediate danger), but rather hampering and counterproductive. With an anxiety disorder, the trigger may be external or internal, and provokes some sense of fear, dread, danger or threat. However, the threat is not realistic but rather subjectively perceived, and out of proportion, often to an extreme degree. The perceived threat of harm may be on the physical level (as in risk of injury, illness or death), or the psychological (as in rejection, embarrassment or emotional hurt).
Marriage and Couples Therapy
In a marriage, the number one ingredient that keeps a couple together is success in resolving conflicts. Love goes far, but it is difficult to keep good feelings alive in the midst of strife. Eventually, something has to give, and too often it is the commitment. A couple, like an individual, typically has an instinct to try to solve one’s own problems. However, a couple—again like an individual—has blind spots that can be overcome. It is sometimes difficult to go beyond the immediate situation or issue without an objective party to help neutralize the high emotions enough to get to a place of understanding and negotiation. This is where couples therapy can help, and move you along further in less time.
Don't delay therapy, we can help.
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