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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adults

What is CBT for adults? 

It refers to a type of mental health treatment that focuses on the thoughts and behavior that occur in the present moment. This approach differs from traditional forms of psychoanalytic or psychodynamic therapy, which involves recapturing and reprocessing the childhood experiences that may result in current emotional problems.

What are the benefits of CBT for adults? 
CBT is relevant for adults with depression, and many specific types of anxiety, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder.

What mental conditions does CBT treat? 

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Depression

  • Phobias

  • Post-Traumatic Stress

  • Disorder

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Eating Disorders

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Addiction

  • Anger Issues

  • Stress

What happens during a CBT session? 

During your first session, you will provide basic information and discuss what brought you in for treatment. Here, we will discuss you past and present mental and psychical health, goals, and potential treatment plans. Over the course of our sessions, we will review tools and coping skills to help identify and manage triggers, alleviate stress, communicate more effectively, learn to relax, and more.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Teens

What is CBT for teens? 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a goal oriented treatment that explores the relationship between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The treatment helps teens change unhealthy or maladaptive behaviors by challenging the thoughts that lead to these emotions and behavior.

What are the benefits of CBT for teens? 
These are some of the many benefits your teen can experience with cognitive behavioral therapy:

  • Less depression 

  • Less anxiety

  • Mood improvements 

  • Fewer mood swings 

  • Improved behavior patterns 

  • Enhanced academic performance

  • A better overall quality of life

Is CBT right for me? 

To find out if your teen is a candidate, we will discuss your teen's symptoms and medical history through a series of questions during a comprehensive psychological assessment before personalizing a highly effective treatment plan.

What happens during a CBT session? 

During cognitive behavioral therapy for teens at Purposeful Life Therapy, your teen will meet with a licensed therapist who talks with them about their feelings, lifestyle, actions, habits, and much more in a collaborative session. 

To learn more about cognitive behavioral therapy for teens at Purposeful Life Therapy, call us at 202-938-1022 or book a virtual appointment today.

Psychodymnaic Therapy 

What is Psychodynamic Therapy? 

Psychodynamic Therapy is an approach that involves facilitation of a deeper understanding of one's emotion and mental processes. It works to help people gain greater insight into how they feel and think. By improving this understanding, people can then make better choices about their lives. 

What are the benefits of Psychodynamic therapy? 
Psychodynamic therapy helps people gain insight into their lives and present day problems. In addition, it helps to evaluate patterns people develop overtime. Recognizing recurring patterns can help people see how they avoid distress or develop defense mechanisms to cope. This insight may allow them to begin changing those patterns.

Is Psychodynamic therapy right for me? 

Psychodynamic therapy works for the following conditions: 

  • Depression 

  • Social anxiety, social phobia, and panic disorder

  • Borderline personality disorder 

  • Psychopathological issues in adolescents and adults

Psychodymanic therapy can also improve people's lives by helping them: 

  • Strengthen their self-understanding to break self-defeating cycles 

  • Address issues with avoidance 

  • Improve their understanding of relationship dynamics 


What happens during a Psychodynamic therapy sessions? 

We conduct an initial assessment to understand the factors that led you to seeking therapy. Through our work together, you will begin to understand your past, why you think and act the way you do, and how your upbringing affected you. Overall, you will gain a deeper understanding of who you are.

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