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Therapist NYC: Is Psychotherapy right for you?

February 5, 2013

How do you know if you are a good candidate for psychotherapy with a Psychologist or Therapist? What type of therapy is right for you? Is Cognitive Behavior Therapy the right therapy for your problems?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps you change the way you think and behave so that you can feel physically and emotionally better. Therapy that focuses on in Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Therapy, or Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be  the most effective for many disorder such Anxiety Disorders -Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Social Anxiety/ Social  Phobia, Generalized Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management,  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder  and Chronic Pain  Management.

What is CBT: CBT is a form of therapy that is based on the following premise: the way you think and behave causes how you feel emotionally and physically.

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How you think and behave effects how you feel.

Some examples of the CBT cycle for psychotherapy:

-Let’s say you fear social situations. Your thoughts may be “I am not liked, People here are judging me”. This creates the emotional feeling of anxiety and the physical feelings of heart racing and sweating palms and the behavior of remaining quiet during the social encounters
-Let’s say you have a fear of flying. Your thoughts may be “I cannot handle the discomfort of flying, What if i have a panic attack on the plane?”. This creates the emotion of nervousness and physical feeling of hyperventilation or shallow breathing and the behavior of avoiding airplane travel.
-Let’s say you are angry because you are in a relationship that has problems. You may think “my spouse is to blame, He never understands my needs and doesn’t think I am important.” This creates the feeling of anger and frustration, the physical feeling of tension and the behavior of shouting, yelling and criticizing.
-Let’s say you are feeling depressed about your life. Your thoughts may be “I am a failure, I cannot do anything right, Others don’t want to help me, and the world is too difficult to deal with. I cannot cope.” This creates the feeling of sadness, and hopelessness, the physical feeling of low energy and motivation and the behavior of wanting to give up, avoid the world and stay in bed.

In CBT the therapist actively challenges the way you think and behave so that you feel differently while you obtain a new attitude and belief system about life. For more information about CBT email us today DrJayme@askthecbt.com

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Dr. Jayme Albin is a Therapist in New York-a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Yoga Instructor. We have 2 New York City psychotherapy practices- Midtown NYC 10022 and Upper East Side, New York 10128. Dr. Albin has been practicing psychotherapy since 2003. She is an expert in anxiety, depression, anger management and PTSD. Dr. Jayme Albin has appeared on National Television as an expert in Anxiety Disorders and Relationship Problems. She has authored several articles and a book on the treatment of Fear of Flying

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For more information Contact us at Our New York City therapy offices at 212-631-1133 or Email us at DrJayme@askthecbt.com

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