Panic & Phobia Psychologist
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.

Panic & Phobia panic can be regarded as an episode of intense fear or severe, acute anxiety; often episodes of panic are associated with an anticipated loss of control and the feeling of being trapped, with an associated need to escape. One powerful fear often accompanying panic and the anticipated loss of control is the fear of embarrassing oneself. A frequent trigger of panic episodes is the anticipation of panic. In fact, panic is often considered a fear of fear. Phobia, or more precisely specific phobia, is an intense and persistent irrational fear or anxiety associated with a specific object, situation, or activity. In both panic and phobia, because of the intense nature of the fear and the resulting avoidance behavior, the individual experiences significant impairment in the conduct of his/her daily life.

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Robert M. Cristal Ph.D