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The Cognitive Health Group provides Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to New York City residents struggling with anxiety, panic, depression, and related concerns. Founded in 1999, we are the premier Upper West Side CBT practice. Cognitive Behavior Therapy is action-focused, practical psychotherapy. In CBT you don’t just talk about problems. Sessions are directed toward changing how you think and act.  

Problems Treated

We treat a full range of emotional, psychological and relationship challenges, including panic attacks, phobias, obsessive thinking, rumination, social anxiety, OCD, binge eating, trichotillomania (hair pulling), depression.

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What is Treatment Like?

Therapy is conducted in an atmosphere of compassion and support. Sessions focus on teaching cognitive-behavioral skills to regulate your emotional experience. We then coach you in applying these skills in the real-world where challenges arise. 

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Cognitive Health Group therapists are veteran New Yorkers who understand the unique challenges of living, working and raising children in New York City. We are experts in treating anxiety, panic, depression and a wide range of related concerns.

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