Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." - Epictetus

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

"People are not disturbed by things, but by the view they take of them." - Epictetus

We have no way to interpret the world except through our brains. Every sense, every inner thought, every emotion and every abstraction flows through our mind. With our minds, we create art, literature, music. We love and laugh and dream. Our minds are the source of possibility and potential in our lives. Everything flows forth from our mental state.

Sometimes, however, our brains get caught in patterns that don't correspond to reality. Patterns that can harm us and decrease our overall sense of well-being. Even when the initial trigger of our problems is real and legitimate, our response can harm us further. Anxiety and depression are often rooted in these thought patterns, the ruts so worn and deep that we're unsure how to change them.

Developed by Dr. Aaron Beck in the 1960's, cognitive behavioral therapy aims to utilize our minds to overcome challenges. By changing our mental response to a problem, we can become more effective at changing behavior and achieving greater life satisfaction. Cognitive behavioral therapy is focused, short-term, and goal-oriented.

At Four Stones Collaborative, we believe in a person-centered approach to psychotherapy. We will partner with you to set goals and solve problems in a healthy, sustainable way. We are practical and solution oriented, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a core tool that helps us work with you towards those solutions. Our mission is to equip you with the skills to face future challenges in a thorough and effective fashion.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an integral part of treatment for many disorders, including:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Perinatal Depression
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder
  • Anorexia Nervosa
  • Bulimia Nervosa
  • Various Phobias
  • Insomnia
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Couples and Marital Problems

At Four Stones Collaborative, we use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to partner with you in building a skill set to deal with these challenges. We are experienced and knowledgeable in solution-oriented talk therapy, and we're here to help!

If you or someone you know could benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy