Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Logan Circle

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Logan Circle

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a brief, time-limited, structured form of therapy that aims to teach you to become your own therapist and best self-manager. It’s the most extensively studied psychotherapy and has been found to be effective for the areas in this word cloud … and an even longer list of conditions.

Most of my posts about it can be found on the Cognitive Behavior Therapy page.

Also, I hope to engage the community for CBT to share their knowledge on the CBT Hub, which I help to curate.

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Fibromyalgia Treatment Logan Circle

Fibromyalgia Treatment Logan Circle

FM is a chronic pain condition that increasingly is showing evidence of having a ‘brain signature’ in scans (not available for patients – yet). FM is difficult to live with, especially because it can include so many different symptoms that impact so many aspects of life.

I’ve worked with 100’s of people with FM in clinical research and in my practice, using CBT. Watch an excellent video, by a world leading Rheumatologist (and my former boss at the Chronic Pain & Fatigure Research Center), that explains FM and all the best practices for its treatment.

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Chronic Pain Therapy Logan Circle

Chronic Pain Therapy Logan Circle

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects nearly 100 million Americans and over 20 million experience it daily – with enormous distress and disability.  A great deal has been learned recently about chronic pain and how to treat it – including how much your distress can actually add to the pain.

If you have any kind of chronic pain, you owe it to yourself to watch this set of 15-minute videos which highlights the entire Stanford University Pain Management faculty discussing the various ways they both understand and treat chronic pain (including use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for pain).

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Insomnia Treatment Logan Circle

Insomnia Treatment Logan Circle

It’s estimated that 1 out of 3 in the U.S. struggle with insomnia. Unfortunately, though the medical guidelines clearly state that the first line treatment is a behavioral one (CBT), too many still prescribe sleeping pills first (which don’t fix the problem).

As the behavioral sleep specialist for the Georgetown Sleep Disorders Center for more than 20 years, I’ve worked with so many – who not only have insomnia – but who are also hooked on sleeping pills. As well, many struggle with anxiety or depression … just because they haven’t been able to get a good night sleep in years!

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Stress Management Logan Circle

Stress Management Logan Circle

Daily stress is unavoidable. What’s most important is how we manage it … so that it doesn’t manage us!  CBT offers the best skills training in how to manage your stressful thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

In a few short stress management sessions, you will learn how to calm your body and mind to regain the control you need to live your best life. You will learn resilience skills and how to prevent falling back into old habits.

For more on Stress Management, check out:  Learning to Manage Stress …  The Best on Stress Management … and more posts here.

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Depression Treatment Logan Circle

Depression Treatment Logan Circle

As with all other mental conditions, Depression is a brain disorder. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) actually has been shown to change brain chemistry.

The first studies to prove how effective Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) was – done in the 1980’s – were conducted with people who were clinically Depressed.

Some people recover from Depression with CBT alone, without use of meds. Some prefer to use both CBT and medication. Either way, if you think you feel depressed, it’s treatable.

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OCD Treatment Logan Circle

OCD Treatment Logan Circle

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

When your unwanted thoughts occur repeatedly, you feel unable to stop them, or you feel the ONLY way to stop them is to repeat doing something excessively – to the point of distressing interference in a part of your life, it may be OCD.

The best proven treatment for OCD is a variation of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). It’s known as Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), which I use primarily. I also tend to augment ERP with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, another variation of CBT.

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Generalized Anxiety Treatment Logan Circle

Generalized Anxiety Treatment Logan Circle

Generalized Anxiety

Cognitive behavioral therapies (CBT) for most anxiety disorders usually employs 4 steps:

Education about anxiety helps you understand responses and teaches you more effective coping patterns.
Self-management skills for your body help you to relax, which can reduce physical symptoms.
Self-management skills for your mind help you to focus on alternative thinking styles.
Step-by-step behaviors to gradually expose you to fears, which enable you to regain more function.

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Anxiety Treatment Logan Circle

Anxiety Treatment Logan Circle

Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal, common emotion. We all experience being scared of situations (like before surgery), worried about health, finances, or about what others think of us. Anxiety can even protect us from harm or motivate us to act.

However, 1 in 10 Americans suffer from too much anxiety. When it disrupts our quality of life or causes excessive physical or mental symptoms, it’s considered a disorder. The good news is that anxiety disorders can be treated with brief, structured, and effective methods.

Look here for other ways that CBT can treat anxiety

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Farragut Square

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Farragut Square

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy is a brief, time-limited, structured form of therapy that aims to teach you to become your own therapist and best self-manager. It’s the most extensively studied psychotherapy and has been found to be effective for the areas in this word cloud … and an even longer list of conditions.

Most of my posts about it can be found on the Cognitive Behavior Therapy page.

Also, I hope to engage the community for CBT to share their knowledge on the CBT Hub, which I help to curate.

X
Fibromyalgia Treatment Farragut Square

Fibromyalgia Treatment Farragut Square

FM is a chronic pain condition that increasingly is showing evidence of having a ‘brain signature’ in scans (not available for patients – yet). FM is difficult to live with, especially because it can include so many different symptoms that impact so many aspects of life.

I’ve worked with 100’s of people with FM in clinical research and in my practice, using CBT. Watch an excellent video, by a world leading Rheumatologist (and my former boss at the Chronic Pain & Fatigure Research Center), that explains FM and all the best practices for its treatment.

X
Chronic Pain Therapy Farragut Square

Chronic Pain Therapy Farragut Square

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain affects nearly 100 million Americans and over 20 million experience it daily – with enormous distress and disability.  A great deal has been learned recently about chronic pain and how to treat it – including how much your distress can actually add to the pain.

If you have any kind of chronic pain, you owe it to yourself to watch this set of 15-minute videos which highlights the entire Stanford University Pain Management faculty discussing the various ways they both understand and treat chronic pain (including use of Cognitive Behavior Therapy for pain).

X
Insomnia Treatment Farragut Square

Insomnia Treatment Farragut Square

It’s estimated that 1 out of 3 in the U.S. struggle with insomnia. Unfortunately, though the medical guidelines clearly state that the first line treatment is a behavioral one (CBT), too many still prescribe sleeping pills first (which don’t fix the problem).

As the behavioral sleep specialist for the Georgetown Sleep Disorders Center for more than 20 years, I’ve worked with so many – who not only have insomnia – but who are also hooked on sleeping pills. As well, many struggle with anxiety or depression … just because they haven’t been able to get a good night sleep in years!

X
Stress Management Farragut Square

Stress Management Farragut Square

Daily stress is unavoidable. What’s most important is how we manage it … so that it doesn’t manage us!  CBT offers the best skills training in how to manage your stressful thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

In a few short stress management sessions, you will learn how to calm your body and mind to regain the control you need to live your best life. You will learn resilience skills and how to prevent falling back into old habits.

For more on Stress Management, check out:  Learning to Manage Stress …  The Best on Stress Management … and more posts here.

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Depression Treatment Farragut Square

Depression Treatment Farragut Square

As with all other mental conditions, Depression is a brain disorder. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) actually has been shown to change brain chemistry.

The first studies to prove how effective Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) was – done in the 1980’s – were conducted with people who were clinically Depressed.

Some people recover from Depression with CBT alone, without use of meds. Some prefer to use both CBT and medication. Either way, if you think you feel depressed, it’s treatable.

X
OCD Treatment Farragut Square

OCD Treatment Farragut Square

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

When your unwanted thoughts occur repeatedly, you feel unable to stop them, or you feel the ONLY way to stop them is to repeat doing something excessively – to the point of distressing interference in a part of your life, it may be OCD.

The best proven treatment for OCD is a variation of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). It’s known as Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP), which I use primarily. I also tend to augment ERP with Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, another variation of CBT.

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