FAQs

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

CBT is an evidence-based treatment used to help change patterns of negative thinking, emotions, and behaviors. This treatment uses structured sessions that include homework to help clients meet goals created with their therapist.  CBT is goal oriented and can be a brief therapy. It is used to treat a wide range of issues: depression, anxiety, eating disorders, sleep disorder, etc.

What is Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)?

ERP is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) that is often the first line of treatment for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). This treatment helps you to gradually expose yourself to your fears while not engaging in any compulsive or ritualistic behaviors.

How often should I attend therapy or how long will therapy last?

This is something that you will figure out during your first session with your therapist and will be adjusted as needed. Many clients see me for 4-6 months, sometimes much longer. It all depends on symptoms, progress, and treatment goals.

What if you don’t accept my insurance?

Please inquire anyway. Many individuals and families can make this work financially and often see therapy as a necessary investment in their future.