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Reducing Teen Violence with CBT

Innovative Therapy Group and Poetry Help Teens Deflect Violence Teenagers who live in violent neighborhoods have to live among fights, shootings and a community often teetering on the edge of anger. That knife edge of daily life can cause young people to over-react automatically, sometimes violently, when confronted with something like having their jacket stolen […]

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Emily M. Balazs, LICSW

Emily M. Balazs, LICSW Works with Adolescents (17+), adults and older adults, couples Therapy Approach The decision to enter into therapy can be a difficult one to make for many reasons. Though for most people, the thought of letting oneself be vulnerable is quite uncomfortable and scary and can be enough of a deterrent to […]

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Stories of Working through Mental Illness Offer Insight to Therapists and Clients

Working Through Mental Illness Psychologist Ellen Holtzman has a practice in Wakefield, Mass. and often works with clients who have anxiety. The psychologist reviews the anti-anxiety medication one client is taking, and though it’s often effective for many people, it seems less effective for Ann, her client. Holtzman and Ann work with cognitive behavioral therapy, […]

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and What Makes it So Darn Effective? If you have paid even a little bit of attention to the language of psychotherapy and personal improvement in recent days, chances are you have heard about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and how it has become the preferred method of treatment by many […]

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Help for Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder is the third most common psychiatric illness, and depending on the definition one uses- the incidence is believed to be anywhere from 5 to 13 percent of the population in the United States suffer from it in their lifetime. What is Social Anxiety? Social Anxiety manifests in various ways some of which […]

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Anxiety Treatment with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Anxiety Treatment with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Video

We use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to treat anxiety. How CBT works: repetitive negative thoughts influence choices. The patient is encouraged to identify actions which help bring negative feelings to life. As these actions and ideas are enhanced and promoted in therapy the negative and destructive choices weaken and dissipate. Discussed by Aaron Gilbert of Boston […]

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Characteristics and Treatment

Characteristics of OCD OCD in one form of severity or another is very common. OCD is characterized by cycles of Obsessions (intrusive thoughts such as germophobia) and corresponding Compulsions (ritual behaviors like hand washing) It is best understood as an Anxiety Disorder It can be extremely painful and debilitating It can be effectively treated with […]

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Aaron Gilbert

Aaron Gilbert, LICSW Blog Posts Therapy Approach Good therapy is the pursuit of meaningful and lasting change. It is the identification of patterns of thought and behavior which are either no longer effective or downright destructive. It is the creation and development of reliable skills which lead us in the direction of health, confidence, and […]

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