Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist

Thriving Mind Psychology

Psychologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy designed to change the way you respond to certain situations, events, or objects. At Thriving Mind Psychology in Midtown Manhattan, you can get started on individualized cognitive behavioral therapy to manage mental illness, cope with stress, help with relationship conflicts, and so much more. Learn more by booking an evaluation online today or by calling the clinic to speak with a team member.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Q & A

Why do I need cognitive behavioral therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the most common types of structured therapy. Your therapist or psychologist at Thriving Mind Psychology may recommend cognitive behavioral therapy to help you cope with:

  • Divorce 
  • Phobias
  • Work stress
  • Panic disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Substance abuse
  • Loss of a loved one
  • Relationship stressors
  • Physical or sexual abuse 
  • Stress, depression, or anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps you quickly identify challenges so you can overcome hurdles that impact your work, daily activities, or relationships. 

What happens during cognitive behavioral therapy?

Thriving Mind Psychology provides comprehensive CBT that’s entirely tailored to your needs. Your cognitive behavioral therapy sessions can include:

  • Mapping out schedules and goals
  • Learning about your mental health diagnosis
  • Finding relaxation and meditation techniques
  • Learning how to improve your communication
  • Designing “homework,” such as reading or activities
  • Figuring out how to avoid stressors or better cope with them

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a highly effective tool to address emotional challenges in an effort to stabilize your moods, social interactions, and overall mental health. Thriving Mind Psychology also helps you learn to prevent ongoing issues, such as panic attacks. 

How long do I need cognitive behavioral therapy?

Your cognitive behavioral therapy plan from Thriving Mind Psychology requires several visits and may take more than one session for your provider to truly understand your diagnosis. 

Generally, cognitive behavioral therapy plans — CBT is considered short-term therapy — include anywhere from five to 20 weekly sessions, although you may need more visits. 

Once your practitioner diagnoses you or determines what bothers you, they put together obtainable goals for you to work on and build upon throughout your CBT plan. 

When your cognitive behavioral therapy plan is complete, your mental health provider at Thriving Mind Psychology could recommend monthly or quarterly sessions, just to ensure you’re staying on track and provide any additional support you need.

Find out how cognitive behavioral therapy can benefit you by booking an appointment at Thriving Mind Psychology today. Schedule either online or over the phone.