About Our Center & Treatment Program
About Our Center
The Anxiety & Depression Center specializes in providing cognitive behavioral psychotherapy (CBT) to people with anxiety and depressive disorders. Cognitive therapy is an active, structured, direct form of psychological treatment that has been shown to be highly effective with anxiety and depressive disorders. CBT is based on the recognition that certain thoughts and behaviors accompany depression and anxiety. The identification and modification of these thoughts and behaviors often results in a diminishment or alleviation of the distressing symptoms. Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) utilizes a variety of methods, interventions and strategies all with the goal of reducing and eliminating, the psychological symptoms. The Anxiety & Depression Center specializes in the treatment of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Phobia, Other Phobias, Health Anxiety (hypochondrias) autism, aspergers, pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified, pddnos, PANDAS, tourettes disorder, tic disorder, tricotillomania, skin picking, autism spectrum disorder, HFA, high functioning autism, non verbal learning disability, psychoeducational assessments, learning disability, ADD, attention deficit disorder and Depressive Disorders. The mission of the Anxiety and Depression Center is to provide compassionate state of the art cognitive behavioral therapy.
Our Treatment Program
Cognitive therapy rests on a warm and trusting relationship between the therapist and client. Cognitive therapy is a collaborative relationship in which the therapist and client are working on mutually agreed upon therapeutic goals. In the context of an open therapy relationship clients look at difficult experiences they have and learn about the interactions between thoughts, behaviors and moods in their lives. CBT focuses on helping clients develop new thinking and behavioral skills. There is research evidence that suggests that when clients develop new skills in therapy they are more likely to get better and stay better. These new skills seem to minimize the possibility of relapse after the conclusion of treatment.
In order to schedule an appointment please call (949) 222-2848.