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What is CBT?

images (8)Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is practical, science-based treatment to help change thoughts, feelings and behaviors that underlie emotional disorders. In CBT you won’t just talk about problems. Treatment is directed toward clear, meaningful change.

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What is Treatment Like?

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  • Therapy begins with a careful evaluation and treatment plan to define clear goals and strategies for change.
  • Next, we teach you practical cognitive and behavioral skills to help manage strong emotions and activate toward goals.

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Bruce Hubbard, PhD, Director

For over 20 years Dr. Bruce Hubbard has helped improve people’s lives with Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. After establishing one of the first cognitive-behavioral practices in New York City, he went on to form the Cognitive Health Group where he pioneered the integration of cognitive-behavioral, mindfulness, and insight-oriented strategies. Dr. Hubbard is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University Teacher’s College, and an Executive Board Member of the New York City Cognitive Behavior Therapy Association. He has previously served as Clinical Instructor at New York University

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Natural Relaxation: Tapping Your Body’s Potential to Relax and Restore

Natural Relaxation: Tapping Your Body’s Potential to Relax and Restore

Life is stressful. In moderate doses, stress, and its “hyper” cousin anxiety, are natural and even welcome. When stress and anxiety are high, and coping resources are insufficient to meet demand, problems can result. Stress and anxiety can significantly interfere with emotional well being, leaving us more vulnerable to disorders, like panic, GAD, phobias, and depression.  Psychiatric medications (tranquilizers), like Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, are widely prescribed to combat the effects of stress and anxiety. These medications help by engaging a part of the nervous system calledread more
Dr Hubbard Presents at the Annual Anxiety Disorders Association of America Conference in Miami, April 2015

Dr Hubbard Presents at the Annual Anxiety Disorders Association of America Conference in Miami, April 2015

Fifty million people in the United States have tinnitus. Roughly a third of these, 18 million Americans, develop a condition called tinnitus distress. Tinnitus distress is characterized by anxiety, irritability, worry, disturbed concentration and often insomnia. At present, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the only evidence-based treatment for tinnitus distress. However, the demand for cognitive behavior therapy in the treatment of tinnitus far exceeds the supply of qualified practitioners. To address this problem, Dr. Hubbard has developed a training workshop for mental health professionals interestedread more
Panic Attack Treatment Part Two: Cognitive Skills

Panic Attack Treatment Part Two: Cognitive Skills

When the fight-flight response occurs as a false alarm, it's natural to believe you are in true danger.  Fight -flight sensations can mimic symptoms of serious illness, such as heart attack, stroke,  or "going crazy." They can also arise in safe situations that hold potential  but unlikely risks, like riding elevators, flying, or speaking in public. The very thought (cognition) that you are in danger, even if you are safe, can exert strong influence over your emotions. If you believe you are in danger,read more

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