To provide evidence based, integrative mental health treatment to children, adolescents and adults in the Greater New York City area. Through our supportive approach, we collaborate with clients to create tailored treatment plans to alleviate symptoms and optimize living.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment that has been shown to be effective for a wide-range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety disorders, phobias, ADHD/executive functioning issues, and relationship problems. Research has found that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning, and quality of life.
CBT examines the relationship between our thoughts, feelings and behaviors to help increase self-awareness. Through gaining a deeper understanding of our behavior, we can begin to make impactful, long-lasting positive changes to improve our relationship with ourselves as well as others.
We will collaborate with you to develop an individualized treatment plan tailored to meet your needs. We aim to empower you with the tools you need to get “unstuck” and develop more effective ways of coping with daily problems to increase resilience and lead a more satisfying life.
WHAT IS ACT?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a research-based therapy centered around the process of accepting and tolerating our thoughts and feelings as a path to relief. According to the Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), ACT is “a unique empirically based psychological intervention that uses acceptance and mindfulness strategies, together with commitment and behavior change strategies, to increase psychological flexibility.” ACT is comprised of six core processes: Acceptance, Cognitive Diffusion, Being Present, Self as Context, Values and Committed Action. These steps and stages lead you to better cope with your feelings, rather than avoid them. Often, this therapeutic approach is combined with CBT and Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) to optimize results.
WHAT IS MBCT?
Mindfulness based cognitive therapy (MBCT) combines classic cognitive therapy, meditation and a present-based orientation referred to as “mindfulness.” It was created by Jon Kabat Zinn to focus attention on the body and mind in the present moment in order to reduce stress as well as promote both physical and mental health. A main tenet of MBCT is to increase self-awareness around our own thought patterns and feelings without judgment. MBCT provides you with techniques and strategies to validate and understand your internal psychological experiences in a productive way.
WHAT IS IPT?
Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) is a research-based treatment that integrates past experiences with current thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to support change, and improve quality of life. In addition, it is extremely effective in enhancing the quality of relationships. Further, IPT uses the therapeutic relationship which is based on trust, safety and authenticity, to promote positive and enduring change.