Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT has been demonstrated in hundreds of studies to be an effective treatment for a variety of disorders and problems for adults, older adults, children and adolescents. My training and experience has equipped me to treat these disorders effectively and efficiently.

ADULTS

CBT has been clinically demonstrated through randomized controlled trials to be an effective treatment for the following disorders and problems. Randomized Controlled Trials (RCT) are considered the gold standard in medical and behavioral research. They provide the strongest test that a treatment works to improve moods and functioning:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Agoraphobia and Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia
  • Social Anxiety / Social Phobia
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Trauma)
  • Bipolar Disorder (in combination with medication)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Marital discord
  • Anger
  • Medically related disorders:

  • Chronic pain (CBT, in combination with physical therapy, is effective for chronic pain in many medical conditions)
  • Chronic back pain
  • Sickle cell disease pain (CBT that has multiple treatment components is effective)
  • Physical complaints not explained by a medical condition (Somatoform disorders)
  • Irritable-bowel syndrome
  • Obesity (CBT is effective in combination with hypnosis)
  • Erectile dysfunction (CBT is effective for reducing sexual anxiety and improving communication)
  • Sleep disorders
  • Geriatric sleep disorders
  • Insomnia
  • INITIAL STUDIES

    CBT has been clinically demonstrated to be an effective treatment in case series, same-investigator studies, or studies without a control group for the following problems and disorders (among adults unless otherwise noted):

  • Geriatric Anxiety
  • Schizophrenia (in combination with medication)
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Suicide attempts
  • Substance/alcohol abuse
  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD)
  • Caregiver distress
  • Habit disorders
  • CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS

    CBT has been clinically demonstrated in randomized controlled trials to be an effective treatment for the following disorders and problems:

  • Depression (among adolescents and depressive symptoms among children)
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Separation anxiety
  • Avoidant disorder
  • Overanxious disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Conduct disorder (oppositional defiant disorder)
  • Distress due to medical procedures (mainly for cancer)
  • Recurrent abdominal pain
  • Physical complaints not explained by a medical condition (Somatoform disorders)
  • COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IS ALSO USED FOR:

  • Stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Work problems & procrastination
  • Pre-menstrual syndrome
  • Separation and Divorce
  • Grief and loss
  • Aging
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