The Anxiety & Phobia Treatment Center
Offering the keys to recovery since 1971

(914) 681-1038

Individual Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is proven to be effective for many anxiety disorders; Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of counseling that focuses on teaching clients to:

  • Gradually confront the things they fear in order to feel less afraid.
  • Learn healthier ways of coping with stressful situations.
  • Become aware of—and then change—the way they think in critical situations.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy emphasizes teaching the person how to feel less anxious. This therapy is a brief treatment with clear, tangible goals.

Includes scheduled individual sessions with Judy Chessa, LMSW.

CBT and its Use in Our Programs.

CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the role of thoughts and mental images in affecting feelings and behaviors. It looks at the present and not past history.

CBT is the most effective non-medical treatment for overcoming anxiety. Modern treatment of anxiety has shown that exposure to the feared situation-when conducted in manageable steps and coupled with the use of anxiety management tools –is the active ingredient in overcoming fears.

At The Anxiety and Phobia Treatment Center, we have created a special form of CBT called Supported Exposure. Our Anxiety Counselors accompany patients to the feared situations so that they can:

  • gradually approach the things that create anxiety
  • learn to apply effective anxiety management techniques while in the midst of anxious situations
  • experience a reduction of anxious feelings

CBT is goal oriented, relatively brief and practical.

Martin Seif, Ph.D.
Associate Director
The Anxiety & Phobia Treatment Center