Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a robust, evidence-based therapy approach that examines the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Therapists work collaboratively with patients to develop clearly outlined goals and track progress. Patients are taught to become aware of ineffective behaviors and thinking patterns, so that they can develop more realistic thinking and better ways of handling challenges. CBT has robust empirical support and has demonstrated effectiveness with multiple groups including people suffering from: 

  • anxiety
  • depression
  • phobias
  • sleep disorders (insomnia)
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • eating disorders
  • substance use disorders
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • difficulties adjusting to a medical illness
  • chronic pain
  • life transition and challenges with adjustment

The psychologists at Rowan Center for Behavioral Medicine have the expertise to provide cognitive-behavioral therapy and believe that it can provide powerful tools in moving toward healing.