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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

At Clarity Clinic, we understand that mental health is a fundamental aspect of overall well-being, and our expert therapists are here to guide you through the transformative journey of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on exploring relationships among a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT actively reveals unhealthy patterns of thinking, beliefs, or behavior and how these patterns are negatively impacting an individual’s daily life. Through this work, individuals can begin to contract healthy ways of thinking, consequently contracting healthier behaviors and beliefs. CBT is highly goal-oriented and focused, and the client and therapist work together as collaborators toward mutually established goals. CBT is commonly a very structured type of therapy, with a specific number of intended sessions, depending on what is being treated. CBT therapy usually follows a manual that is to be followed each session, but again this depends on what is being treated and if the mental health professional chooses to utilize a manual.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of psychotherapy that addresses present issues, focusing on the thoughts, feelings, and actions of an individual. The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and feelings play a fundamental role in our behavior. CBT is a commonly used type of psychotherapy and is an evidence-based practice (EBP). An EBP is the integration of the best available research with clinical expertise in the context of patient characteristics, preferences, and culture. This allows for CBT therapy to be both effective and accessible. Cognitive-behavioral therapy can be used to treat various disorders and is appropriate for children, adolescents, adults, individuals, groups, families, and couples.

Why Choose CBT?

CBT stands out as a highly effective treatment modality for various mental health concerns due to its proven track record and versatile applications. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, phobias, or other issues, CBT can provide you with the tools you need to navigate your emotions, overcome obstacles, and foster personal growth. Here's why CBT might be the right choice for you:

  • Evidence-Based Excellence: Backed by extensive research, CBT has consistently demonstrated its effectiveness in treating a wide spectrum of mental health conditions.
  • Practical Skills: CBT equips you with practical skills that can be applied in your daily life, enabling you to manage stressors, regulate emotions, and face challenges with resilience.
  • Collaborative Approach: Our skilled therapists work closely with you to tailor the CBT techniques to your unique needs, fostering a collaborative and supportive therapeutic alliance.
  • Lasting Results: By addressing the root causes of your distress and providing you with tools to manage your thoughts and behaviors, CBT promotes sustainable, long-term well-being.

What to Expect in Your CBT Journey

Individuals can be assigned “homework” to do between sessions. That work may include exercises that will help individuals learn to apply the skills and solutions that are decided in therapy– to the way an individual thinks and acts in their day-to-day lives. CBT also utilizes role-playing activities, frequent feedback, gradual exposure to things that cause fear, etc. CBT can be used alone or in combination with other therapies like psychodynamic therapy, as well as with combinations of medications. Each type of cognitive-behavioral therapy offers its own unique approach, each centered on addressing the underlying thought patterns that contribute to psychological distress. For example, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a type of CBT that is centered on identifying and altering irrational beliefs. The process of REBT involves identifying the underlying irrational beliefs, actively challenging these beliefs, and finally learning to recognize and change these thought patterns.

CBT is a useful tool to address emotional challenges. For example, it may assist individuals with:

  • Managing symptoms of mental illness
  • Prevent a relapse of mental illness symptoms
  • Identify ways to manage emotions
  • Treat a mental illness when medications aren’t a good option
  • Manage chronic physical symptoms
  • Learn techniques for coping with stressful life situations
  • Resolve relationship conflicts and learn better ways to communicate
  • Cope with grief or loss
  • Overcome emotional trauma related to abuse or violence
  • Cope with a medical illness

What Can CBT Treat

There are various mental health disorders that mental health professionals use CBT to treat. Some mental health disorders that may improve with CBT include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Phobias
  • PTSD
  • Sleep disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance use disorders
  • Bipolar disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual disorders

Your Journey to Wellness Begins Today

At Clarity Clinic, we believe that everyone deserves a life of emotional well-being and fulfillment. Our CBT treatment area is designed to guide you toward lasting transformation, empowering you to overcome challenges and embrace a brighter future. Take the first step on your journey to mental wellness by reaching out to us today.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Providers

Bryanna
Bryanna Tartt, LCSW
Therapy
Elizabeth
Elizabeth Black, LCPC
Director of Clinical Therapy
Jessica
Jessica Selk, LPC
Therapy
Rebecca
Rebecca Helm, LSW
Therapy
Kaitlyn
Kaitlyn Ehler, LSW
Therapy
Maggie
Maggie Semprevivo, LSW
Therapy
Zachary
Zachary Delgado, LSW
Therapy
Sarah
Sarah Tarabey, LCPC
Therapist
Michele
Michele Sitorus, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Jaimee
Jaimee Jaucian, LCPC, BC-DMT
Therapy
Sloan
Sloan Kodroff, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Rahael
Rahael Mathew, LCPC
Therapist
Tonie
Tonie White, LCSW
Therapy
Jason
Jason Brescia, LCPC
Therapy
Virginia
Virginia Harren, LCPC
Clinical Supervisor
Brittney
Brittney Segoviano, LCPC
Therapist
Callie
Callie Perlman, LPC, NCC
Therapist
Chad
Chad Gaynier, LCPC
Therapist
Bianca
Bianca Miller, LCPC
Therapist
Victoria
Victoria Nieman, LCPC
Therapist
Tara
Tara Ufer, LCPC, CADC
Therapist
Sara
Sara Fakhri, MA
Therapy
Reggie
Reggie Pacheco, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Sarah
Sarah Beerman, LCSW, CADC
Therapist
Sonnie
Sonnie Cousins, MA
Therapy
Nicole
Nicole Ortiz, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Melissa
Melissa Melzer, LPC
Therapy
Raymond
Raymond Myles, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Michael
Michael Colombatto, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Lovea
Lovea Smith, LCPC
Director of Therapy– Loop
Leslie
Leslie Wolf, LCPC
Therapist
Khrystyna
Khrystyna Helner, LPC, MBA
Therapist
Laura
Laura Schroeder, LCPC
Therapist
Katerina
Katerina Fager, LCPC
Clinical Specialist
Kelli
Kelli Lo, LSW
Therapy
Karen
Karen Richardson, LCSW, ICDVP
Therapy
Lizzie
Lizzie Ausland, LCPC, CADC
Therapist
Judy
Judy Bitzer, LCPC
Therapist
James
James Histed, Clinical Intern
Therapy Clinical Intern
Keith
Keith Merrifield, LCSW, CCTP, ADHD-CCSP
Therapist
Jessica
Jessica Masbaum, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Janel
Janel Wenger, AMFT
Therapist
Emily
Emily Maurer, LCPC
Therapist
Frank
Frank Sassetti, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Emily
Emily Shelton, LCPC, LMHC, CADC, CAGCS, CRSS
Therapy
Daniel
Daniel Shuter, LSW
Therapist
Stella
Stella Tantillo, LSW
Therapy
Samuel
Samuel Budyszewick, LCSW
Director of Therapy- Evanston
Sydney
Sydney Means, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Cindy
Cindy Meraz, LPC
Therapy
Nayeli
Nayeli Cruz-Castillo, LCPC
Therapy
Samantha
Samantha Espinosa, MA
Therapy
Randi
Randi Schulman, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Savanna
Savanna Murphy, LSW
Therapy
Khadija
Khadija Manzoor, LPC, CRC
Therapy
Lauren
Lauren Stanley, LCSW
Therapy
Meredith
Meredith Henry, LSW
Therapy
Miriam
Miriam Mixon, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Mary
Mary Ivory, LCPC
Therapy
Cynthia
Cynthia Sodini, LCSW
Therapy
Jessica
Jessica Baran, LCPC
Therapy
Jerri
Jerri Ganz, LCSW
Therapy
Elia
Elia Narvaez-Mushtaq, LPC
Therapy
Sam
Sam Donham, LCPC
Therapy
Carol
Carol Briggs, LPC, NCC
Therapy
Liz
Liz Hand, LCSW
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Dane
Dane Davlantis, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Dillon
Dillon Pfau, LSW
Therapy
Courtney
Courtney Daly, LCPC, CADC
Therapy
Christopher
Christopher Edwards, LCSW
Therapist
Carolyn
Carolyn Klinkert, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Angelina
Angelina Wheeler, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor
Abbey
Abbey DeBaene, LCSW, CADC
Therapy
Brittany
Brittany Wilson, LPC
Therapy
Brent
Brent Hope, LCSW
Therapy
Carleigh
Carleigh Joseph, LPC
Therapist
Antonina
Antonina Lunetta, LCPC
Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

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