Dr. Sylvia Gindy, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Tal Gershon, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Valerie Graf, LMSW
Licensed Master Social Worker
Flor Villagrán, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Adeyemi Aladenika, LMHC
Mental Health Counselor
Cognitive Behavioral Therapist NYC
Are you ready to elevate your thinking, behavior and lifestyle? Change is entirely achievable with the appropriate support and tailored assistance. If you are searching for ways to better your mental well-being or pursue another ambition in your life, personalized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy methods can help you make tangible transformations.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) at Looking Glass NYC is a specialized counseling and therapy practice that helps individuals address and manage a wide range of mental health concerns.
Our team of experienced therapists are dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized care for those looking for guidance through difficult times, identity development, goal setting, and more. We also specialize in helping people recover from and cope with mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, and various other struggles.
CBT is a versatile and customizable type of psychotherapy that focuses on how thoughts and behaviors influence one’s emotional state – and how changing them can lead to better mental wellbeing. Through CBT, Looking Glass NYC can help you identify harmful thought patterns and develop healthy alternatives that promote positive changes in life. Our clinicians will work with you to help you gain self-awareness, build resilience, and ultimately lead a happier more fulfilled life.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that helps individuals identify and address unhealthy thought patterns, behaviors, and emotional states. It encourages self-reflection to analyze how past experiences may influence current feelings or behavior. CBT focuses on uncovering the thoughts and beliefs behind specific behaviors, helping you change them in order to lead a healthier and more productive life.
CBT was first developed in the late 1960s by American psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Beck. It combines cognitive therapy with behavioral modification techniques such as role-playing, problem solving, or journaling. The goal of CBT is to cultivate an understanding of oneself through open dialogue between patient and therapist. By exploring different aspects of one’s personality, a person can better comprehend their own motivations and better manage difficult emotions or situations.
Through CBT sessions one learns how to identify negative thought patterns that are causing distress by questioning his/her interpretations of events and replacing them with more positive ones. Additionally techniques like mindfulness meditation can be utilized in order to help develop awareness of one’s actions and reactions in the present moment which can reduce stress levels over time when deliberately applied on a consistent basis.
What Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treat?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that helps you identify and address unhealthy thought patterns, behaviors, and emotional states. It encourages self-reflection to analyze how past experiences may influence your current feelings or behavior.
CBT was first developed in the late 1960s by American psychiatrist Dr. Aaron Beck. It combines cognitive therapy with behavioral modification techniques such as role-playing, problem solving, or sometimes journaling. The goal of CBT is to cultivate an understanding of oneself through open dialogue between patient and therapist. By exploring different aspects of one’s personality, a person can better comprehend their own motivations and better manage difficult emotions or situations.
Through CBT sessions you learn how to identify negative thought patterns that are causing distress by questioning your interpretations of events and replacing them with more positive ones. Additionally techniques like mindfulness meditation can be utilized in order to help develop awareness of one’s actions and reactions in the present moment which can reduce stress levels over time when deliberately applied on a consistent basis.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Types
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that encompasses several different forms and sub-types. Some of the most common types are:
- Traditional Cognitive Therapy: Focuses on identifying negative thought patterns.
- Behavior Modification: Changes behavior patterns that lead to undesired outcomes, such as substance abuse or improper social interactions.
- Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Uses mindfulness meditation to help people gain insight into their emotions and develop better coping strategies.
- Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): Works with individuals on developing a more rational perspective on life’s events in order to reduce emotional distress.
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): Creates meaningful goals for the future and accept present circumstances without turning away from them.
At Looking Glass NYC, we can provide specialized and structured treatment plans tailored to each individual’s needs. Our team has extensive experience in treating a variety of mental health issues with CBT, allowing us to work together in order to provide the best care possible for our clients.
Signs That Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Could Help You
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help treat and improve a broad range of psychological struggles. There are certain signs that indicate that CBT might be helpful for you. For example, if you are finding it hard to cope with challenging situations or struggling with feelings of hopelessness or worthlessness for no apparent reason, CBT may be able to help.
Additionally, if you’re having difficulty managing your emotions, such as feeling overwhelmed by anger or sadness, then it could be beneficial to seek professional help from a therapist who has experience in this field.
Finally if you find yourself having trouble making decisions or connecting with others due to fear or insecurity then again seeking the guidance of an experienced therapist specializing in CBT might be useful.
In general, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is able to help people suffering from a wide range of concerns, mental health conditions, and more. If you’re interested in CBT, don’t hesitate to reach out to a therapist in NYC to determine if CBT might be the right evidence-based therapy for you.
Find a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist in NYC
At Looking Glass NYC, our team is devoted to helping individuals through customized treatment plans designed particularly for each person’s needs. We provide you with caring support focused on understanding your objectives while also developing the competencies needed to make long-term modifications in your life.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy NYC FAQs
Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Confidential?
Yes, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is confidential. The therapist-client relationship is held in the strictest confidence and all private information (such as medical or financial information) is kept secure.
Will my therapist judge me?
No, a therapist should never judge or criticize you. Instead, a therapist’s primary job is to focus on creating a safe and secure environment where you can explore their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment or criticism. A good therapist will provide non-judgmental support, help you develop self-compassion, and work towards identifying patterns that may be causing problems in order to create healthy coping strategies. It is important for you to feel comfortable asking questions, expressing concerns, and sharing vulnerabilities with your therapist as this helps build trust and facilitate your healing journey.
Does Looking Glass NYC offer tele-health therapy?
Yes, we offer tele-health therapy for patients. Our therapists provide a secure, private environment where they can provide comfortable and effective therapy without any in-person visits, if this is what you prefer or what suits your lifestyle. Tele-therapy enables patients to access mental health care from the comfort of their own homes and receive helpful guidance, advice, and support from a qualified therapist remotely. It’s an easy way to get the help you need – anytime and anywhere.
Does therapy only help people with mental health conditions?
No, you do not have to have a mental health condition to benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of psychotherapy that can help individuals understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviors and how these affect their overall wellbeing throughout various times in their life.
CBT can be useful for those seeking relief from anxiety or depression, managing addictions, developing better communication skills, understanding their role in unhealthy or toxic scenarios, or improving relationships. However, CBT can also help people who simply want to better their life or need help dealing with difficult changes and adjustments in life. In general, CBT is beneficial for anyone simply seeking more emotional balance in life, more self-knowledge, and significantly better control over their thoughts, feelings, and behavior.
Is my therapist allowed to tell other people about what we discuss in sessions?
The information you discuss with your therapist is confidential, meaning they cannot share it with other people without your permission. There are certain exceptions to this rule, such as when the therapist has reason to believe that you or someone else is at risk of harm.
I’m curious about trying cognitive behavioral therapy, but I’m nervous. What should I do?
It’s understandable to feel nervous when considering trying a new form of therapy (or any therapy at all). The most important thing to do is to talk with a specialist about any worries or concerns you have.
Looking Glass NYC is here to help you understand what CBT and other forms of therapy can do to help you, as well as answer any questions you have about therapy.
Your NYC therapist can help you understand the benefits associated with CBT, as well as provide reassurance that our primary focus is to help you make progress toward your goals and create a safe environment for you to express yourself, learn about yourself, and grow.
Moreover, it’s important to keep in mind that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term intervention that may not require a long-term commitment.
What should I expect from my first therapy session?
During your first session, your therapist will ask you questions to get to know you and understand your reasons for coming to therapy. Your therapist will want to learn about your history, what’s going on with you now, and learn about what you want to get out of therapy. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask them questions about how therapy works so you know what to expect.
How long will I be in therapy for?
The amount of time therapy takes is different for each person. If you’re dealing with a short-term stressor that you want resolved, that will typically take less time than a problem you’ve been dealing with for a long while. For some, therapy is short-term, taking just a few months until they are satisfied with their progress. For others, therapy will become a part of their routine, helping them manage ongoing concerns in their life and having a safe outlet for them to explore themselves, their patterns, and understand themselves on a deeper level.
Virtual therapy: How does it work?
With the rise in virtual therapy, it makes sense to want to know more about how it works. Research shows that virtual therapy has the same benefits as therapy that takes place face-to-face. Virtual therapy is an effective way to fit therapy into your busy schedule, as it allows you to talk to your therapist in the comfort of your own home. With virtual therapy, you avoid the hurdles that can happen with face-to-face appointments, such as scheduling conflicts, traffic, and travel time. In order to make the most of your virtual session, meet with your therapist in a private space in your home and have a good internet connection.
How do I pick the right therapist for me?
You’ve decided to take that next step and start therapy, and it can feel overwhelming to decide on a therapist. That’s why we offer a complimentary consultation call with a Looking Glass Intake Coordinator to help you make an informed choice. Every therapist has different strengths and styles that they bring to sessions. When you are in the process of selecting a therapist, talk to your coordinator about what you want to get out of therapy so you can rest assured that you are matched with the right person for you. After all, therapy is all about creating a space where you feel comfortable to open up, so finding a therapist that you click with is the first step on your journey!
How do I know if therapy is working?
Starting from your first session, you and your therapist will talk about what you want to get out of therapy. You may come in with a very specific goal or you may use therapy as a space to talk about ongoing events in your life. Regardless of your therapy goals, your therapist will create a comfortable space for you to talk about how therapy is going so you are both on the same page about the process. Ultimately, you will get more out of therapy if you are willing to put more into it. Growth takes place when you are willing to reflect on yourself and take what you are learning during sessions out into the world with you. Below are a few signs of progress that clients typically note:
- You start noticing that your symptoms (anxiety, depression, panic attacks, etc.) are less frequent or intense than before.
- You’re able to function better at work, school, or in your personal relationships.
- You start to find that you have a better understanding of yourself, your feelings, and your behaviors. You’ve gained insights and are making connections that you didn’t make before.
- You might be using new coping skills that you’ve learned in therapy and they’re helping in your daily life.
- People close to you may tell you that they have noticed positive changes.
Do you accept my health insurance?
Looking Glass Psychology is Out-of-Network with health insurances. If you have an Out-of-Network or PPO insurance plan, your insurance will refund a large portion of each session, as long as you have met your Out-of-Network deductible. After each appointment, we’ll supply you with a receipt called a superbill or reimbursement form. To submit for a partial refund, simply log into your health insurance portal to enter the information listed on your superbill. If you have an Out-of-Network plan and have met your Out-of-Network deductible, your health plan will mail the partial refund in the form of a check to your home a few weeks after each appointment. Questions? Email info@LookingGlassNYC.com or chat with us live during business hours by clicking the “Message Us” button on this page.
When can I book an appointment with you?
Your appointment request is our top priority, so we’ll get you on the schedule as soon as possible – no waitlists, and no hassle. Many of our clinicians offer both in-person and video appointments in the early morning, afternoon, late evening, or even weekends. To request an appointment, click the following link: https://lookingglassnyc.clientsecure.me or chat with us live during business hours by texting (646) 350-2202. Prefer a phone call? Contact us today by calling (646) 760-3399.