Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Nina Lauren Psychotherapy in NYC
Struggling with anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges that you feel are holding you back? Do you feel stuck or unable to make meaningful changes in your life? The way we incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with your therapy program at Nina Lauren Psychotherapy in NYC could be key to helping you move forward.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
in a Nutshell
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a goal-oriented approach to mental health treatment designed to help individuals manage their issues by changing thought patterns and behaviors.
- CBT is a proven and effective treatment modality for multiple mental health disorders with extensive research backing its long-lasting results and structured approach.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy aims to equip individuals with the tools and strategies to identify, regulate, and modify their current behaviors and emotions in order to promote overall well-being.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Unlock Your Potential and Achieve Emotional Freedom
Do stress, anxiety, panic attacks, and mood disorders (including social anxiety) keep you from the life you imagine yourself living? As a therapeutic modality, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help. CBT is a systematic and goal-oriented talk therapy designed to assist individuals in identifying and ultimately altering their negative thought patterns and behaviors.
CBT Helps You Understand and Transform Your Thinking
The best way to view CBT is not just as a ‘treatment.’ Rather, it’s a journey to understanding and permanently transforming your thought and behavioral patterns. By addressing the root causes of your mental health challenges, CBT, as a therapeutic modality, facilitates life-long success by helping you develop healthier ways of thinking and acting on a day-to-day, situation-by-situation basis.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is Goal Oriented
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a goal-oriented, talk therapy therapy that focuses on changing those negative thought patterns and behaviors that destroy confidence, cause stress, stir up feelings of inadequacy, and more.
With roots in cognitive as well as behavioral therapies, CBT or cognitive behavioral therapy work is proven effective in addressing multiple mental health conditions. Among them are:
- anxiety disorders
- eating disorders
- obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- personality disorders
- post-traumatic stress disorder
Primary Objective of CBT
By equipping individuals with the skills to regulate their thoughts and emotions, CBT enables people to successfully achieve their goals and better cope with stress.
It also encourages the development of problem-solving abilities, which are invaluable in navigating life’s challenges— whatever they may be.
At Nina Lauren Psychotherapy, we specialize in helping our clients see themselves, their situations, and those around them in a new light. CBT is one of the tools in our collective therapeutic toolkit that helps us paint a more hopeful view of the present as well as the future.
CBT Helps You Focus on the Present and Facilitate Change
A key component of CBT is its focus on the present moment. By focusing on the present and providing practical tools coping skills and strategies, CBT empowers individuals to take control of their lives and overcome challenges and keep moving forward.
Notable benefits of CBT extend beyond any given therapy session. Through homework assignments and practical exercises, individuals continue applying the skills they’ve learned in their everyday lives. Which, in turn, helps create a personal atmosphere that promotes long-lasting emotional well-being and personal growth.
CBT is Proven Effective
CBT therapy is widely recognized as a highly effective treatment. Its long-lasting results make CBT a powerful tool in helping individuals move beyond their difficulties and improve overall well-being, especially when treating anxiety. In addition, the effectiveness of CBT is backed by extensive research and evidence — making it one of the most trusted therapies in the mental health arena.
CBT Addresses Root Causes and Helps Regain Control
CBT is effective because it helps individuals take back control of their lives and includes the following:
- Provides valuable insight into thinking and behavior patterns.
- Provides foundational tools to effectively manage emotions.
- Develops the necessary skills to create positive and lasting change.
By equipping individuals with practical tools and coping strategies, CBT enables people to make meaningful changes in their lives. Some of the results may look like:
- Better decision-making.
- Developing healthier (and safer) relationships with one’s self and others.
- Increased self-esteem and all-around confidence.
Again, CBT works by teaching individuals to identify, challenge, and change negative thoughts and behaviors — ultimately leading to improved emotional well-being. The effectiveness of CBT goes beyond simply addressing symptoms; it addresses the root causes of many mental health conditions and challenges. By helping people develop empowering skills and techniques that help identify and challenge unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviors, transformative change and outlook for the future become possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Nina’s Quick Reference Guide About CBT
What mental health issues can CBT help with?
CBT is a powerful tool for managing a number of mental health conditions, such as generalized anxiety disorder, depression, OCD, PTSD, eating disorders, and personality disorders. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is also an effective way to treat some physical conditions like chronic pain, tinnitus, and rheumatoid arthritis.
Is CBT better than other methods?
The way we view CBT at Nina Lauren Psychotherapy is from a both/and rather than an either/or perspective. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of many tools in our therapeutic toolbox that we may use in our therapy sessions — if it’s an appropriate fit for you.
Our experienced integrative therapists understand the unique needs and bigger goals of each individual and then, customize treatment plans accordingly. With our collaborative and action-oriented approach, we take into consideration your personal values, unique worldview, cultural background, experiences, current life circumstances, etc. This ensures the therapy program we create for you is not only effective but respectful of your unique experiences.
How long does it typically take for CBT to be effective?
Studies suggest that CBT can be highly effective in addressing mental health concerns, with effects being seen after as little as five sessions. However, it typically takes between 10 to 20 sessions for optimal results, depending on the individual’s situation and progress.
At Nina Lauren Psychotherapy, our integrative therapy approach and focus on matching therapeutic modalities to your needs means we customize each treatment program. Because of this, your individual results can vary.
Will cognitive behavioral therapy be part of my treatment plan?
At Nina Lauren Psychotherapy, due to our integrative, creative approach as therapeutic care providers, matching our clients with the most effective therapy for them is what’s important. Because of this, we shape the treatment for you based on your own unique situation and needs. And because the treatment modalities will vary from person to person, whether or not CBT is best for you at any given point in your healing journey will ultimately be determined by your therapist based on your goals, progress, and specific issues you’re dealing with at the time.
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I have been working with Nina for almost 2 years now. Starting therapy for the very first time, I had no idea what to expect or how it would help me. I have heard from friends that sometimes it takes a while to find the right therapist, some going through a handful before finding the RIGHT one. At our consultation, I immediately felt comfort in Nina’s voice, her tone. I knew that this could be MY therapist. She is extremely knowledgeable and intelligent. She has helped me tremendously and I look forward to being the best me, mentally, because of her.Ashley K.
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