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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Specialist

FamilyTime Centers

Neurofeedback Therapy & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy located in Valley Village, Los Angeles, CA & Inglewood, CA

Is a perpetually negative outlook bringing you down and impacting your relationships with others? Does it sometimes feel like the whole world is against you? iI you’re looking to break the cycle in favor of a healthier, more content way of thinking, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Ronald Kaufman, PsyD, at FamilyTime Centers, located in the Valley Village area of Los Angeles, and Inglewood, California to learn more about cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).To learn how CBT can help you achieve a healthier state of mind, call the offices or book an appointment online today.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Q & A

What is cognitive-behavioral therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an established, evidence-based type of talk therapy that treats many types of mental health disorders. Dr. Kaufman uses this goal-oriented technique to help you attain a better understanding of how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors affect your mental well-being.

The concept behind CBT is that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. By objectively identifying harmful thoughts, you can determine whether these thoughts are rooted in reality. If not, the team teaches you strategies you can use to challenge and overcome these negative thoughts. 

What does cognitive-behavioral therapy treat?

Dr. Kaufman and the team at FamilyTime Centers uses CBT to treat a wide range of mental health disorders, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance use disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders
  • Sexual disorders
  • Personality disorders, such as borderline personality disorder

If you have one or more of these disorders, CBT may be part of your individualized treatment plan at FamilyTime Centers.

How can cognitive-behavioral therapy help me?

In addition to helping people manage mental health disorders and prevent relapse, CBT improves functioning in many ways. CBT may help you:

  • Identify ways to manage emotions
  • Learn techniques to handle stressful life changes
  • Cope with grief and loss
  • Overcome emotional trauma
  • Resolve relationship conflicts
  • Learn to communicate better

You can’t control every aspect of your life, but CBT techniques can help you control your perceptions and interactions.

What should I expect from cognitive-behavioral therapy?

CBT therapy sessions at FamilyTime Centers include structured and easy-to-follow steps to help you identify the distorted thoughts and beliefs that negatively affect your mood and sense of well-being. Dr. Kaufman and the team work with you toward mutually agreed-upon goals for your mental health.

Occasionally, the team may assign you homework or provide worksheets to help you integrate CBT techniques into your daily life. You complete the program with healthier patterns of thinking and functional skills to improve your motivation and self-esteem. 

If you’re ready to free yourself from the restrictions of negative thoughts and unrealistic beliefs, call FamilyTime Centers or book an appointment online to learn more about CBT today.