Hours of Service o
8:00 am - 7:00 pm
3429 Fremont Ave N, Suite 312
Seattle, Washington 98103
Doreen Gaffney, MA, LMHC
Cognitive Behavior Therapy
One of the most important aspects of Cognitive Therapy (CBT) is the idea that we can change the content of our thoughts, and thus impact how we feel.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment of anxiety, depression, substance abuse, OCD, and eating disorders. A CBT approach can also be helpful for relationship and work-related issues.
Cognitive approaches. Our feelings and behavior are largely shaped by our understanding of the world--our expectations, beliefs, assumptions, and biases. Often, these mental models serve us well. But sometimes, we fall into patterns of thinking that hold us back. In CBT, you will learn techniques for recognizing and changing the patterns that keep you anxious and stuck.
Behavioral approaches. We all have ways different ways of dealing with stress and anxiety, some more effective than others. Often, we are not fully aware of how our behavior affects these emotions. In CBT, we try to understand how our habits keep us stuck, and we come up action plans to change those habits.
*I accept Regence Blue Shield/Blue Cross, First Choice, Kaiser, and Cigna insurances*.