Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a proven treatment for mood problems like depression and anxiety. It is based on the notion that the relationship between your beliefs, feelings, and actions can cause and maintain symptoms. A cognitive behavioral therapist helps you uncover this faulty relationship and break the unproductive patterns of thoughts and behaviors resulting in freedom from the negative feelings. The approach is an active one blending understanding and support with education, strategies, homework assignments and practice, practice, practice!
"New meets old" in this blending of western psychology and Buddhist-derived practice. Mindfulness techniques - simplified as regular, calm and focused awareness of one's mind, body and feelings - are successfully being incorporated into treatements for depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorders, trauma recovery and addictions.
A form of CBT, Exposure Treatment has been used successfully to treat particular anxiety disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorders, phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder. It involves safe and gradual "micro-exposures" to the feared situation(s) or memories while using learned strategies for coping and safety. It works well for children and adolescents as well as adults.