Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also referred to as CBT, is often considered the gold-standard for treatment in depression and anxiety.
Of course, not everyone responds to the same course of treatment, but it is empowering to educate oneself on the variety of options that now exist in the psychology field.
Many clients call Christina specifically interested in this mode of therapy. If you are interested in a CBT approach, please inquire further.
CBT has empirically shown, in a multitude of research studies, to be very helpful in alleviating symptoms related to PTSD, depression and anxiety.
Most clients, however, equally benefit from a generalized modality, which includes talk-therapy, support care, resource building, communication exercises, positive psychology, behavioral modifcation, coaching and mindfulness.
Clients who engage in CBT will complete daily homework sheets (many found here) in an effort to isolate their negative thinking patterns.
It has been discovered that depressed people have a tendency to view the world through these filters:
1) Disqualifying the Positives. "Life feels like one disappointment after another.
2) "Negative Self-Labeling. "I feel like a failure. I'm flawed. If people knew the real me, they wouldn't like me."
3) Catastrophizing. "If something is going to happen, it'll probably be the worst case scenario."
4) All-or-Nothing Thinking. "I have to do things perfectly, because anything less than perfect is a failure."
Copyright of Christina Neumeyer, 2017