Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Adults

We understand that the decision to enter psychotherapy is not an easy one. At the Anxiety and Depression Center, we provide you with a safe space to share your thoughts, beliefs, and concerns, and a personalized treatment plan that helps you achieve your potential.

Our treatment is based on the principals of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). CBT is an active, structured form of psychological treatment designed to help you feel better and lead a more meaningful life. Cognitive Behavior Therapy has been shown to be effective in treating many types of anxiety, depressive, mood and behavioral disorders in children, adolescents, and adults.

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy teaches you how to identify, evaluate and alter the thinking and behavior that accompanies your emotional distress. In addition to altering thoughts and behavior, many people learn to view their thoughts and behavior in a different way, which enables them to feel better and more in control of their lives. Considerable research evidence demonstrates that clients who participate in CBT develop psychological skills which help them to get better and stay better: the treatment effects are enduring.

Working with a CBT Therapist

All of the therapists at the Anxiety and Depression Center are specialists in CBT.  Treatment with your therapist begins with a thorough assessment of the issues that have brought you into therapy. The assessment usually takes 1 or 2 sessions, and helps us to get to know you and to understand your situation and goals. Based on this assessment, we collaboratively develop a treatment plan designed to reach the therapy goals that you establish. Progress towards your therapy goals is regularly monitored in the context of a warm and trusting therapy relationship. After the first session or two you should have a sense that you are in the right place, have a sense of hope that you can get better and have a sense of trust and confidence in your therapist.

Cutting-Edge Research Demonstrates the Effectiveness of CBT

Rigorous research consistently demonstrates that CBT is an effective treatment and the psychotherapy treatment of choice for many types of psychological problems, including anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and depression. CBT is also highly effective for the behavioral and mood disorders that often first present during childhood and adolescence.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a term that describes a family of related psychotherapies. Different variations of CBT may be indicated for different disorders. The family of cognitive behavior therapies includes:

  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Behavior Therapy
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Exposure and Response Prevention
  • Habit Reversal,
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Cognitive Processing Therapy,
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).

After a comprehensive assessment, your therapist will be able to recommend which CBT treatment or combination of treatments will be a best fit for you.

To learn more about the various types of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, click here.

How We Help

We’ll teach you skills and strategies that enable you to make meaningful long-term change. Our compassionate, rigorously trained team of therapists is committed to helping you develop practical, effective skills that you can use throughout your lifetime. You’ll gain an understanding of how to react differently and more effectively to your thoughts, and to make changes in your behavior that will enable you to feel better and lead a more fulfilling life.