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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Therapy that Helps You Enjoy Life Again

Everyone experiences ups and downs in life. This is normal, and in working our way through the rough patches, we learn to become healthy, resilient, productive, autonomous adults.

Sometimes, however, people face difficulties and personal challenges that seem overwhelming. It might be a sudden loss of a loved one. It might be estrangement from an adult child, aging parent, or sibling. It might be stress related to a person’s work or career. It might be a combination or confluence of issues.

When a situation leads to feelings of desperation, extreme anxiety, and/or depression to the point where someone cannot function effectively, or feels a major adverse impact on his/her quality of life, it’s time to seek help from a professional therapist.

Jane Toler, Ph.D., is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), specializing in cognitive-behavioral therapy. This type of therapy helps people cope with personal crises and challenges that arise from many life situations.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is used to treat a wide range of issues. It’s often the preferred type of psychotherapy because it can quickly help people analyze and cope with specific challenges.

It generally requires fewer sessions than other types of therapy and is done in a structured way. A course of treatment typically requires 10 to 20 therapy sessions, plus “homework” assignments.

In contrast to classic psychotherapy or psychoanalysis, cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses much less on childhood and early development experiences and much more on the here and now. Here’s the situation; now what are the best strategies to help you break free of the cycle of anxiety, depression, and strained relationships?

By helping you to think differently about specific situations, you can learn to behave differently. As you begin to think differently and learn more effective ways of responding to events and/or people, you also will begin to feel better — more empowered and confident. This is the central idea behind cognitive-behavior therapy.

For more information or to schedule an initial visit, please call Dr. Toler.

Yes, you can regain your joy for living.

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