Depression Psychologist in
Roslyn, Great Neck, Jericho and surrounding area

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) a specialized form of psychotherapy, is a highly effective approach to the treatment of many emotional and behavioral problems. It is solution-focused and often involves changing life-long patterns of self-defeating, negative, and occasionally catastrophic thinking. This approach places emphasis on achieving real change in thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviors, so as to yield notable improvement in one’s quality of life. The following Problems, Issues and Disorders are readily treatable within the context of Cognitive Behavior Therapy.

Depression is a mood disorder characterized by a pessimistic style of thinking, a sense of helplessness, hopelessness and worthlessness and a general feeling of inadequacy. The predominant mood is one of pervasive sadness, often with irritability. Depression is frequently accompanied by a noticeable change in appetite with either significant weight loss or weight gain, not attributable to dieting, a noticeable change in sleeping patterns such as restless sleep, inability to sleep, early morning awakening, or sleeping too much, loss of energy, fatigue, inappropriate feelings of guilt, inability to concentrate or think clearly, indecisiveness as well as a loss of interest or pleasure in activities formerly enjoyed.

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