Our Method is Key to Your Success
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and learning to manage anxiety aren’t easy.
Learning to manage Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is especially challenging.
If CBT was easy, there would only be one book and one therapist.
Everyone would buy the one book, see the one therapist, and be completely cured.
If done incorrectly, CBT can actually make you worse. This is especially true for OCD.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: What you can expect
During your first 3-4 sessions, and during your treatment, we’ll get information on factors that will affect your success like:
- How do you solve problems?
- What matters to you? What do you value?
- When stressed, do you binge on carbs and Neflix to avoid the issue or start yelling and insulting people?
- What keeps you going during tough times?
- How do you stay focused when you feel like giving up?
- What are some of the core beliefs you have about yourself and your life?
- When you’re stressed or angry, do you pull back or seek reassurance?
- How you bounce back after a setback?
- Do you let yourself off the hook for mistakes or relentlessly bash yourself?
- What are your relationships like? Do they help and add or do they bring you down?
You will get on-going feedback regarding these factors so that you can understand how they impact your choices and behaviors.
CBT exercises you and your therapist will use include:
- Keeping track of thoughts and beliefs
- Practicing new responses
- Trying out new mindsets
- Making healthy decisions with new information
When we combine CBT with your specific needs, you can learn to deal with complications, setbacks, and flare-ups that are a usual part of the process.
To learn more about anxiety and how to treat it, please read our Anxiety 101 blog post.
Once you’ve made the progress you want, you can stay better for longer.
If you don’t understand your thoughts, feelings, responses, and choices, your chances of recovering from a set back are slim to none.
You’ll go back to your automatic responses the next time you have to deal with a stressful situation or serious life challenge.
Let us help you get the tools and mindsets to conquer depression, anxiety, and OCD.
We provide cognitive behavioral therapy and treatment in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, New York, and California and certain countries.