OCD Psychologist (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
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.

OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurring distressful obsessions (persistent thoughts or ideas) or compulsions (pressured or uncontrollable behavior) which can be significant enough to interfere with one’s normal daily routine. The individual usually regards the thoughts or behaviors as unreasonable, but uncontrollable. The obsessional thought generates anxiety which the compulsive act is meant to assuage. Attempts at resisting either the obsession or the compulsion may lead to a dramatic worsening in anxiety.

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Robert M. Cristal Ph.D