Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Program

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is the most extensively studied therapy for the treatment of psychological problems.

The underlying concept behind CBT is that our thoughts and emotions play a critical role in our behavior. CBT is supported by research that shows it is effective (“evidence-based”) for a wide variety of problems, including disruptive behaviors, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm, addictions, depression and anxiety. The treatment time required to achieve positive change is often shorter than other approaches. One of the greatest benefits of CBT is that it helps the client develop skills that can be useful both now and in the future.

The CBT Program is overseen by both Milani Smith (Clinical Director, CBT Program Director) and Dan Finnegan (DBT Program Director). The team meets weekly (at a minimum) to share ideas and consultation around our families.

DBT is part of CBT

Who We Serve

We serve children, adolescents and young adults ages 2 to 25 years old and their parents. We address a wide range of needs, including:

  • ADHD/ADD
  • Anxiety
  • Behavior Problems
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Educational and Psychological Evaluations
  • Emotion Dysregulation
  • Family Relationships
  • LGBT Identity Issues
  • OCD
  • ODD
  • Panic Disorders
  • Parent Coaching
  • Parent and Couples Therapy
  • PTSD
  • Risk Assessments for Self-Harm
  • School Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Suicidal Thoughts and Actions
  • Trauma