Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is based on the idea that a person’s own unrealistic thoughts and beliefs lead to their negative moods and unhealthy behavior. It rests on the theory that other people, situations, and events are not responsible for a person’s mood or behavior; instead it is that person’s reaction that creates the negative impact.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Help the Following Conditions or Problems

  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Relationship problems
  • Sleep disorder
  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders

For people young or older, who experience these or other conditions, Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps the patient become aware of their unreasonable thoughts and beliefs so they can view the situation more realistically and react in a healthier way.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Techniques Are Effective…

  • for anxiety
  • for ocd (obsessive compulsive disorder)
  • for weight loss
  • and much more

There are Typically 5 Steps of Cognitive Behavior Therapy:

  1. Identify troubling situations or problems. These may be the result of a medical condition, a mental illness, or a disorder of some kind.
  2. Become aware of thoughts, emotions, and beliefs about those situations or conditions. Once these can be determined, the patient is encouraged to explore them and how they are interpreted by the patient.
  3. Identify negative or inaccurate thinking. To do this, the cognitive therapist may ask the patient to pay close attention to their physical, emotional, and behavioral responses to a troubling event.
  4. Challenge negative or inaccurate thinking. The therapist will ask the patient to question whether their thoughts are based on facts and logic or on a distortion of the situation.
  5. Change thoughts and beliefs. The ultimate goal is to replace negative, inaccurate thoughts with positive, accurate ones that are more realistic.

Completing these steps will help give the patient the power to cope with their situation in a healthy way and feel better about themselves and their life. The treatment can help the patient:

  • Gain a better understanding of their condition or situation
  • Identify and change behaviors or thoughts that negatively affect their lives
  • Explore relationships and experiences
  • Find better ways to cope and solve problems
  • Learn to set realistic goals for their lives
  • Feel better about themselves
  • Reduce the likelihood of a relapse


Cognitive behavioral therapy in Delray Beach, FL and also across the United States via teletherapy.

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Treatment Programs Specializing In:

Serving the whole person, not just the symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.

COVID-19 Trauma has become familiar to many people throughout the pandemic. If you’re experiencing trauma, PTSD, anxiety, or depression as a result of Corona virus learn about how our COVID-19 Trauma Treatment Program can help.


We offer online therapy to help people who are unable to leave their homes. Contact us and we will will schedule your confidential online assessment.


Helping people from all walks of life find deeper connection and understanding to create stronger and healthier relationships.


Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults. When you experience anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, overwhelming and disabling you may have an anxiety disorder.


Mood disorders represent a category of psychiatric disorders in which the underlying problem primarily affects a person’s persistent emotional state or mood. Mood disorders are made up of depressive types and bipolar types.


Children and adolescents experience normal problems of growing up due to pressures of social media, school, socializing, self esteem or family. Our youth services provide assistance in dealing with educational, social, and vocational issues.


The Trauma Institute provides highly specialized clinical services, informed by the latest cutting edge-research, for trauma survivors. We are an Institute dedicated to clinical services, community education, professional training, and research focused on trauma recovery.


Many children and adults who have weak executive functioning skills are negatively impacted in all areas of life but fortunately through assessment and intervention, executive skills can be strengthened and compensatory strategies can be learned.  When these skills are well developed, children and adults can better maximum their potential and future outcomes.


Families naturally go through stages and transitions across the lifespan. Family dynamics impact each individuals’ response to daily life and major events. Therapy can help families understand their complex and ever-changing dynamics. As the family becomes an expert in their processes, they will be able to use new skills to navigate each situation with love and respect for one another.


Types of Therapy

The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We will help you to learn how to live your daily life free from the fears or compulsions that inhibit you or your child’s ability to complete each day’s tasks.

More Ways to Get Help Now

The Center offers cutting edge therapy designed to get you on the road to a speedy recovery. We know that you can’t always make it into our office for your session. Which is why we now provide teletherapy. You can get support from the comfort of your own home. We offer cognitive behavior therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, mindfulness meditation, group therapy, and medication. Depending on your needs, here’s how you can get help now:

Online or Phone Therapy

For individuals around the country or those wanting help from the comfort of your own home, we offer therapy via Facetime, Skype or phone.

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In Person Treatment

We have professionals available 7 days a week. Our offices are conveniently located in the Boca/Delray area.

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Intensive Outpatient Programs

For those who prefer a more short-term approach we offer intensive sessions for individuals or groups. Perfect for those with a less flexible work schedule.

When it comes to anxiety or mood disorders we specialize in treating the whole person, not just your symptoms. In all of our programs your comfort, privacy and long-term success are paramount.

Looking for immediate help?
Contact Us Today for a Confidential Assessment.

Call 561-496-1094 or