institute for behavior therapy
founded in 1971
[Newyork, NY]
What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?
It is presently one of the most utilized forms of psychotherapy. It is “here and now” oriented. It is relatively short-term because treatment is problem-focused. The patient is an active participant in the overall change process. We focus on modifying self-defeating thinking (e.g. perfectionism, catastrophizing, etc.), and teaching new, more adaptive behavioral skills (e.g. assertiveness)

What Types of Problems does the Institute Treat?
The Institute’s staff are trained to deal with a wide range of problem areas on an individual and group basis including (but not limited to):

  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Fears and Phobias
  • Anger Management
  • Depression
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Social Phobias
  • Panic Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • Assertiveness and Procrastination
  • Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
  • Obsessive –Compulsive Disorders
  • Bad Habits (hair pulling, nail biting, etc.)
  • Marital/ Relationship Problems
  • Children’s Problems (e.g. hyperactivity, conduct problems, etc.)
What Kinds of Treatment Methods are Used?
Treatment plans are individualized according to the patient’s particular problem constellation. It may include one or more of the following methods:

  • Cognitive Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Social Skills Training
  • Assertion / Communication Skills training
  • Behavioral Rehearsal
  • Role Playing
  • Relaxation Training
  • Corrective Breathing
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Exposure Therapy
  • Desensitization
  • Supportive Psychotherapy
  • Posiitve Psychology
Can someone be helped in a Short Time?
Yes, most problems can be managed or eliminated within a relatively short period of time. This is true because patients are actively working on their problems between sessions to help them think therapeutically throughout the week. Additionally, patients learn skills in assessing their own problems as well as a number of research-based techniques that help in effectively managing their own problems. This continuous focus on change is extraordinarily facilitating.