COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY

 

CBT will help you develop skills that will assist you to become aware of your thoughts, emotions and identify how situations, thoughts and behaviors influence your emotions and improve feelings by changing your dysfunctional thoughts and behaviors. This process is skills focused and collaborative. I will recommend readings and practice homework throughout the week. Each session focuses on teaching you skills related to your presenting problem.  Often I use the skills based modules from Clinical Interventions in Australia. I have been using these since I worked as a College Counseling Center Director at Lehman College/CUNY. I have trained at the American Institute for Cognitive Therapy and at the Albert Ellis Rational Emotive Institute.

 
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MASTERING YOUR WORRIES

Mastering Your Worries: This workbook is designed to provide you with some information about chronic worrying and generalized anxiety disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your worrying and anxiety.  It is organized into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  We recommend that you complete one module before going on to the next. Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

COPING WITH PANIC ATTACKS:

Coping with Panic Attacks: This workbook is designed to provide you with some information about panic attacks and panic disorder and suggested strategies for how you can manage your panic and anxiety.  It is organized into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  Although it is not necessary that you complete one module before going on to the next, this is recommended. Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

OVERCOMING PERFECTIONISM:

Overcoming Perfectionism: This information package is designed to help you understand what is helpful and unhelpful about being a perfectionist.  The goal is not for you to give up your high standards altogether but to learn to pursue healthy high standards rather than unrelenting high standards that negatively impact your life. This package is organized into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence. We recommend that you complete one module before going on to the next. Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

BACK FROM THE BLUEZ

Coping with Depression: This workbook is organized into modules, although it is not necessary that you complete one module before going on to the next, this is recommended. Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities. To complete these modules with me please schedule a consultation. All modules are available from Clinical Interventions.

BUILDING SELF COMPASSION

From Self-Criticism to Self-Kindness: This workbook is designed to provide you with some information and practical skills to help you be less critical and more compassionate towards yourself. It is organised into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  We recommend that you complete one module before going on to the next. Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

SLEEP AND INSOMNIA

A common barrier to sleep is having a hard time switching off from thoughts. If you find it hard to switch off from worries and negative thinking you might find our worry resources helpful.

OVERCOMING DISTRESS INTOLERANCE

Overcoming Distress Intolerance: This information package is designed to provide you with some information about distress intolerance and suggested strategies for managing distressing or uncomfortable feelings more effectively. This information package is organized into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  Although it is not necessary that you complete one module before going on to the next, this is recommended.  Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

OVERCOMING HEALTH ANXIETY

Overcoming Health Anxiety: This information package is designed to provide you with some information about health anxiety, including how it develops, how it is maintained, and how to decrease your health worries and concerns. It is organised into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence. We recommend that you complete one module before going on to the next. Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

OVERCOMING LOW SELF-ESTEEM

Overcoming Low Self-Esteem: This information package is designed to provide you with some information about low self-esteem - how it develops, how it is maintained, and how to address this problem.  It is organised into modules that are designed to be worked through in sequence.  We recommend that you complete one module before going on to the next.  Each module includes information, worksheets, and suggested exercises or activities.

GENERALIZED ANXIETY

Here are some resources which may be helpful: