Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Cognitive Behavior Associates specializes in a type of psychotherapy called Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). CBT is a group of treatments based on scientific empirical data shown to be effective for a broad range of psychological disorders.

CBT is a method of psychotherapy that involves helping people see how their thoughts and behaviors relate to the way they feel and how this might contribute to their problems. Because everyone is different, each treatment is individualized to the specific patient problem. In each case, we make use of various CBT treatments shown in controlled clinical trials to provide long-lasting results. CBT is generally a time-limited psychotherapy, meaning an individual has appointments over the course of three to six months, with follow-up sessions as needed.

Treatment is goal-oriented, where the therapist and the client work together to develop goals and working step-by-step toward achieving those goals. Clients actively participate in treatment both within and between sessions; e.g., clients are given task assignments to complete between sessions. CBT primarily developed through the merging of two therapies: Cognitive Therapy and Behavior Therapy. This integration of Cognitive and Behavioral practices and theories is then applied as one unified treatment.

Anxiety Treatment

An anxiety disorder refers to the persistent experience of worry and uncertainty that manifests around real or imagined events. These feelings of excessive worry may manifest in association with any number of disorders that fall under the broad category of anxiety, such as generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, phobias, and post-traumatic stress.

In all cases, a thorough psychiatric evaluation is recommended to rule out organic causes and to establish a correct diagnosis. Treatment may include various forms of therapy, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, specific desensitizing strategies, self-soothing skills, and relaxation techniques, as well as medication when appropriate.

Mood Disorder Treatment

Dr. Rawat specializes in mood disorder treatment. A mood disorder is the general term used to describe a disturbance in mood that typically manifests as an episode or a series of episodes and that significantly detracts from one’s quality of life or capacity for normal functioning. The most common include depressive disorders, which can be chronic or acute, and bipolar disorder, which is characterized by episodes of mania and depression.

Psychiatric evaluation is required in order to establish an accurate diagnosis. Depending on the nature and severity of the disorder, treatment may include medication, such as antidepressants or mood stabilizers, as well as various forms of therapy to relieve the symptoms and facilitate healthy functioning.