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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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Dr. Bruce Hubbard, Director

picFor 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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More About CBT

Panic Attack Treatment Part Two: Cognitive Skills

POSTED ON March 5th, 2014
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,

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Procrastination: Getting Unstuck with CBT

POSTED ON February 12th, 2014
Procrastination: Getting Unstuck with CBT

Imagine you have been putting something off -- your taxes, a term paper, organizing your closet, getting to the gym.  It never “feels” like quite the right time. Before you know it you are way behind and getting it done seems increasingly out of reach! How does one ever get un-stuck and overcome procrastination?   The roadblock of procrastination is familiar to all of us.  Scientists call this emotion avoidance. The first sign of emotion avoidance appears when we anticipate that a task will be difficult.  This is

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Panic Attack Treatment

POSTED ON June 19th, 2013
Panic Attack Treatment

Our bodies have an emergency alarm system called the fight-flight-response.  What we call a panic attack is really our fight-flight response going off at the wrong time. Your brain  thinks it is in danger and “sounds the alarm,” when in fact, you are completely safe.       Panic attacks feel terrible but are not dangerous. Feelings  of panic--such as dread, pounding heart, tingling, shortness of breath--reflect normal fight-flight processes intended to keep us safe. They are not symptoms of a heart attack, stroke, or "going crazy." Understanding this face, that

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