Services We Offer
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
- Trauma Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Parent Coaching
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a unique, specialized form of cognitive-behavioral therapy that was originally developed to treat adults who were chronically suicidal, self-injuring, and has been expanded to address clients who more generally exhibit symptoms of emotion dysregulation. DBT is now also being utilized for treatment of adolescents who engage in impulsive, self-injuring or suicidal behavior, and who exhibit emotion dysregulation. CCDBT has a Comprehensive Adult DBT Program and a Comprehensive Adolescent and Family DBT Program.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy that targets unhelpful or destructive thoughts and behaviors that interact together to cause distress and problems. CBT works to replace these unhelpful thoughts and behaviors with more positive and realistic ones in order to improve an individual’s quality of life. Our clinicians can provide specialized treatment to address many problems associated with daily life. CCDBT therapists provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for symptoms of depression & sadness, anxiety & phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, impulsive behaviors, and social skills deficits.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program based on Mindfulness Meditation. Research has shown that MBSR has positive effects on: 1) Reducing the impact of stress in people’s lives that may be due to work, school, family, financial problems, aging, grief, or feeling out of control, 2) Helping people with chronic medical conditions, and 3) Helping people with emotional difficulties such as Anxiety, Depression, and Insomnia. MBSR is greatly respected by medical experts. It is typically offered as an adjunct to medical treatment instead of replacing it. It is a complementary therapy that improves the effect of the leading medical treatment.
The Trauma Treatment Program at CCDBT offers a variety of treatment options for individuals who have experienced trauma and are now experiencing the emotional aftereffects of that trauma, including thise who have been diagnosed to meet criteria for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Therapists at CCDBT can provide Prolonged Exposure (DBT-PE and PE), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT). Our therapists will work with you to determine which of these therapies would be the best fit for you and your trauma symptoms.
Family therapy is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families on fostering strengths in family relationships and changing maladaptive communication patterns. The therapy views the family system as the unit of change rather than the individual. The family therapist facilitates interactions in a way that emphasizes the abilities, wisdom, and support of the wider system. Couple’s therapy involves counseling the parties in a relationship in an effort to identify patterns of distress, manage differences, and improve communication. CCDBT provides therapy opportunities for both families and couples to help facilitate better communication and better relationship satisfaction.
CCDBT is now offering a time-limited intervention for parents of teens or young adults with emotional and behavioral difficulties. In this intervention, a Parent Coach will work with parents through several sessions to generate a customized behavior plan based on in-depth assessment of parent and family needs. The intervention will include optional access to Parent Coach by phone to help parents effectively manage emerging crises.
Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
The Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CCDBT) is one of the longest standing, fully adherent Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) programs in the country. CCDBT has been providing empirically validated, compassionate therapy services to adolescents, families, and adults since 1999.
CCDBT is proud to employ clinicians who are experts in DBT, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Trauma Therapy and Mindfulness Based Therapies. We work collaboratively to decrease any specific symptoms, whether the symptoms be related to a mood disorder, an anxiety disorder, a personality disorder, a past trauma or a disruption in one’s work or home life. We help our clients examine their values, identifying strengths on which to build, and developing mastery in areas previously thought of as weaknesses.
“The mission of CCDBT is to help people of all ages develop the skills needed to meet the challenges in their lives.”
“CCDBT is committed to the treatment and wellness of the individual as a whole, within the specific context of that individual’s life. Our overarching goal is to help people build the lives that they want to live.”
Meet Our Team Of Clinicians
Jennifer Byrnes, Ph.D.
Amanda Ashe, MHC-LP
Meredith Allgood, Psy.D.
Loey Bromberg, Psy.D.
Laura Conn, L.M.S.W
Aaron D. Drucker, Psy.D.
Mary Elsharouny, Psy.D.
Angela Flanagan, M.S.
Jacqueline Fretwell, Psy.D.
Arielle Hershkovich-Elgavi, MA
Angela Juliano, L.M.S.W.
Miriam Korbman, Psy.D.
Alessandra Macchia, MS
Julia B. Marks, Ph.D.
Riley McDanal, MA
Elizabeth Moses, Psy.D.
Adam C. Payne, Ph.D.
Sylvia Ryszewska, Ph.D.
Mitch Young, L.C.S.W.
Mindfulness Training Program
Mindfulness Power Solutions
CCDBT clinicians have developed Mindfulness Power Solutions (MPS), an individually tailored mindfulness training program designed with the modern-day professional in mind. While there are many mindfulness programs flooding the industry, MPS is unique in that it combines Core Mindfulness Skills with Cognitive Behavioral Strategies. The Core Mindfulness Skills are based on John Kabat Zinn’s empirically validated MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) program for chronic stress and pain; with empirically proven Cognitive Behavioral strategies designed to increase emotion regulation, effective communication, overall health and wellness, and ability to tolerate, and even thrive during high levels of stress.
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