Do you feel anxious, stressed or sad all the time? Do you have difficulty sleeping or staying asleep?
Is low self-esteem sabotaging your happiness, your relationships, your work or even your life?
Do you have trouble managing your anger or thoughts?
Are you having difficulty connecting with your partner? Do you have trust or intimacy issues?
Are you struggling with parenting issues?
Would life be happier if you could stop those destructive thoughts and behaviors?
You are not alone.
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, at least 1 in 5 adult Americans experience a mental illness, with nearly 10 million living with a severe mental illness. Approximately 21.5 million Americans face a substance use disorder every year. Millions more report suffering from low self-esteem.
As difficult as these challenges are, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has proven effective for issues like these and a multitude of others. As an article published in the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research says: “The evidence-base of CBT is very strong.” (1) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has proven results for insomnia, chronic pain, anger issues, anxiety disorders, bulimia, psychosomatic disorders, and general stress.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a short-term, goal-oriented approach that takes a hands-on, practical perspective to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and thereby change the way they feel. It is a powerful therapeutic approach that looks at your current thoughts and the behaviors they trigger. It hones in on your automated assumptions and how these manifest when you experience frustration or stress.
In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy we will identify the unhelpful thoughts that inform your feelings, decisions, and actions, and challenge these in a safe and non-judgmental way. What do you think about “X?” Is this thought accurate? What is the likely reality in situation “Y?” Are your thoughts counterproductive? What would be a more plausible explanation?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy provides you with greater understanding of your internal dialogue, helping you to train different thinking patterns and beliefs to better reflect both the reality around you and a more empathic self-image. My goal is to ease your suffering, improve your problems, and help you live a healthier, happier life.
So if these describe you…
– You struggle with anxiety or depression
– You feel angry and experience trouble controlling your behavior
– You’d like expert help to overcome an addiction
– A restful, sleep filled night sounds like a dream
– Low self esteem is undermining your happiness
– Chronic pain is negatively impacting your mental health
– You’d love to clear away destructive thoughts
– You wish to create a less stressed and better managed life
Then cognitive behavioral therapy may be the ideal treatment approach for you.
If you’d like me to show you firsthand how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can dramatically improve your life, please contact me today for an appointment.