Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Available online in New York State

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is one type of psychological treatment that helps people understand the difference between thoughts, beliefs, and feelings and how all of those influence behavioral patterns that aren’t helpful. It’s rooted in the idea that someone’s perception of events (not the actual event) determines how they will feel and act in response to that perception. And it works by helping people adjust the thoughts that influence their feelings and behavior. 

With CBT therapy, you learn to shift your thoughts to be more positive and productive. This creates new neural pathways in your brain that help you get less caught up in your mind, and instead, expand your understanding of situations.

I know, it sounds like magic. But it’s not – it’s science!

Who benefits from doing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Since Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works by helping people understand the way their thoughts influence their behavior, the people who benefit the most from CBT are those who already have a grasp on how they think and perceive themselves. While CBT can be applied to a variety of mental health conditions, it benefits many people, like those listed below.

People who suffer from anxiety.
Those struggling with depression.
Individuals with low self esteem.

How does CBT work?

Therapists who offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to their clients will typically have their own CBT style and integrate other therapeutic approaches to best suit each individual they are working with. My goal is to help my clients find some inner peace while improving their self-esteem and reducing panic attack-inducing anxiety.

Therapy with me is a process of learning and unlearning. I combine a psychodynamic approach to CBT because it’s insight-oriented and helps you gain a deeper awareness of behavior patterns for more lasting change. 

My therapeutic style is very organic, allowing my clients to come into our virtual sessions and share whatever is present for them, while also keeping therapy goals in mind to ensure they are being addressed. 

Other CBT techniques utilized include:

  • Paying closer attention to self-talk and mistaken beliefs
  • Mindfulness and Breathing techniques
  • Visualizations to let go of stress and anxiety
  • Countering negative thought patterns with more believable and productive possibilities

 

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Meet the Therapist

Hi! I'm Paige.

If you are seeking real change in how you think and behave, CBT is a great option for you. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is goal-oriented and can help retrain your brain to find more inner peace in the long run.  

Right now your mind is accustomed to thinking a certain way. The neurotransmitters in your brain have forged a path, and they take it automatically. This is causing you to draw conclusions about yourself and your life that you may not even be conscious of. With CBT, you become aware of these thoughts, and create new neural pathways in your brain, so you can expand your thinking to be more positive and productive.

And look, retraining your brain takes real conscious effort and attention. But think of it like a workout – the more you do it, the easier it gets. You can start to view yourself in a more positive light – believe me, I’ve seen it!

I’m not here to tell you what to do; I’m here to empower you as you work towards your goals. Let’s explore what’s dragging you down so you can move forward with the life you want. 

Get to know me, my approach, and my core values.

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