Cognitive Therapy

What is Cognitive Therapy?

Cognitive Therapy provides effective tools to identify and change negative and distorted patterns of thinking.  In particular, the goal of CBT is to change automatic and maladaptive ways of thinking and acting with structured coping strategies to live a better life.

Why Cognitive Therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral-therapy

Addressing different problems

Additionally, CBT is used to treat a variety of problems including anxiety, depression, sleep problems, PTSD, OCD and eating disorders.   While depth psychotherapies can be very effective to understand the deep seated roots of issues and interpersonal difficulties stemming from childhood, sometimes one comes to treatment in a crisis and so symptomatic that  urgent attention to distressing symptoms is needed. CBT’s method can effectively stop a cycle distressing symptoms and behaviors.  Often lack of behavioral control is  in response to uncomfortable feelings or sensations such as hurt, anger, shame, hopelessness or restlessness.  CBT can be a stop gauge for symptom relief allowing for deeper work to evolve. 

Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy is an extensively researched, effective treatment that teaches practical and powerful skills to help patients tolerate difficult emotions that often lead to out of control behaviors like binge eating, binge drinking or other impulsive behaviors.

Recognize and correct negative thinking patterns.

Although the maladaptive behavior, overeating, drinking, emotional dysregulation or sexual acting out temporarily diminish uncomfortable feelings and give temporary relief, it leads to further cycles of the same unwanted behavior.  

Structured Cognitive and Dialectal interventions provide a therapeutic method to slow down impulsive behaviors and recognize the dysregulated emotions that underlie destructive behaviors with the goal of choosing more adaptive solutions to difficult emotionally-driven actions.

If you think that you may be in need of therapy, but you aren’t sure where to begin, contact Dr. Jane Algus to schedule an initial consultation.

Dr. Jane Algus also specializes in the following diagnostic issues:
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Eating Disorders
  • Social Anxiety
  • Interpersonal sensitivity
  • trouble with anger
  • Difficulty tolerating frustration 

Therefore, if you believe that you may be in need of therapy, but you aren’t sure where to begin, contact Dr. Jane Algus to schedule an initial consultation.