What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented talk therapy that typically ranges between eight to twenty sessions. Mental health professionals, including myself, use it to treat or manage mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety as well as emotional concerns, including stress or grief. It is one of the most common and researched forms of psychotherapy. Research indicates...[ read more ]

Stress’s Physiological Impact on the Body

Stress affects us all. At times we may find ourselves inundated by copious amounts of stressful situations including living on a tight budget, navigating difficult relationships, or feeling stuck in a job that is less than rewarding. The old saying goes, “Into every life a little rain must fall”; However, learning how to manage stress is key to mitigating negative...[ read more ]

Identifying and Managing Burnout

Stress is an unavoidable part of life. We may find ourselves dealing with far too many responsibilities at the same time. Whether it is working more than one job, sandwiched between taking care of young children and aging parents, or managing family life while going back to school. All of these are good things until it starts to feel a...[ read more ]

Self-Care and Coping Strategies for Today’s World

Self-Care means taking time to do the things you find enjoyable, relaxing, or energizing. It also means taking care of yourself. Self-care can be defined as any healthy, deliberate activity intended to nourish your mental, emotional, and/or physical wellbeing. In order to make self-care a habit, it is important to make it a priority. The first step in self-care is...[ read more ]

Dealing With the Unexpected

When facing the unknown, it's hard to stop and regroup. For many of us this can lead to stress, anxiety and depression. So what can we do? Keep it in perspective. Life isn't always fair and you have no control when unexpected things might happen; However, you can control how best to respond when confronted with difficult circumstances. Acknowledge your...[ read more ]

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