Brief & Effective Therapies

For 25 years, I've provided brief & time-limited, goal-directed & structured psychotherapies (with individual adults) that are scientifically proven to work.  The following are short descriptions of these therapies.

What does CBT work for?

CBT works to change our thoughts and behaviors, which in turn help to change our moods. Although it began with Depression, literally  100's of clinical trials have shown VERY strong evidence for CBT as a highly effective treatment for the below-listed issues.

Motivational Therapy

Sometimes we have trouble reaching our goals. When they go unmet, we may feel guilty or frustrated. If we feel discouraged, often we think, “I can’t do it,” … and stop trying. Cognitive psychologists refer to this as a self-defeating Vicious Cycle of thoughts, feelings, & behavior.

Learning Resilience Skills

Most people want to be happier, not just less depressed or anxious. I’ve studied with the founding scientist of Positive Psychology (and 'learned optimism'), Dr. Marty Seligman.

Can You Learn Hope and Optimism?

Research clearly indicates that even the most die-hard pessimist can learn, using CBT, to use an optimistic explanatory style … and reap the benefits of a longer, healthier, and more satisfying life.

Mindfulness Works!

Learning to be 'mindful' is a key skill for improving well-being ... even with just 8 minutes of daily practice. Try it out here with a few videos.

Assess your Strengths

Knowing and cultivating your character strengths as well as the strengths of others is a key to increasing happiness and meaning in your life.  Take a (free) questionnaire to determine what your top 5 signature strengths are.

CBT changes your brain

Watch Anderson Cooper demonstrate neuroplasticity in action - how you can use your mind to change your brain - at the cellular level!

The Best on Stress & Stress Management

To find out more about cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), watch this video... The Single Most Important Thing You Can Do for Your Stress...

What is Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)?

These 3-minute animations describe a very effective therapy - a new branch of CBT.

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