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What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy with Jayme Albin, PhD?

Q: What is CBT and how does it work?    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) works by changing people’s attitudes and behaviors by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that are held and how these processes relate to the way a person behaves, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.

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Q: How does Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) differ from other forms therapy?     CBT is more focused on the present, more time-limited, and problem-solving and goal oriented.  During sessions clients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.

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Q: What is the theory behind CBT?    Cognitive behavior therapy is based on the cognitive model: the way we perceive situations influences how we feel emotionally.

For example, someone being asked to reschedule a meeting might think “I am not being respected” and feel angry. Another person might think “another day will give me more time to prepare” and feel happy. So it is not a situation that directly affects how people feel emotionally, but rather perspective of that situation. When people are in distress their perspective is often skewed and their thoughts become irrational,                                                overly negative or overwhelming and obsessive.

Q: How does Dr. Jayme Albin use CBT to help clients with their problems and symptoms?  Dr. Jayme Albin teaches clients to identify, evaluate and challenge distressing thoughts. The overall goal of  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is to change deep core beliefs and develop healthier attitudes- so that they can relieve symptoms, feel better and behave less reactionary.

Q: How does CBT help behavior problems? The second focus of CBT  is on  behavior change and building skills to problem solve . Jayme Albin, PhD. works through the  exposures (virtual Reality, imagery, live exposures) with clients to reduce avoidance and teaches skills such as assertion and empathy building to enhance relationships and self-confidence.

Q: What types of problems does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy address? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness.

Q: How does CBT combine with Biofeedback and Yoga Therapy?  Jayme Albin, PhD. teaches breathing and deep relaxation techniques using biofeedback.  Clients use these techniques to  tap into subconscious areas of the brain, to release painful emotions and cure  physical symptoms of  anxiety, anger and depression. These techniques aid in the exposure therapy session by making the exposures more tolerable.

Q: How Long Is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Session?  CBT therapy sessions usually last between 45 and 60 minutes.

Q: How many sessions does it take in CBT? CBT is known to be short term. Commonly therapy lasts any where from 4 sessions to 16 sessions.

Q: Who can benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy? CBT treats many different populations, Children, Adolescents, Adults and Elderly.

Q: Who can do CBT?  CBT is an appropriate therapy for children, adolescents and adults. It has been proven to be effective in treating anxiety, depression, anger problems, PTSD,  weight loss, eating disorders and adjustment problems. CBT is also helpful for clients looking to be more positive, enhance their sense of well being, improve self esteem and enhance relationships.

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