At Stanford Couples Counseling, we provide in-person and online cognitive therapy treatments. We strive to help patients effectively overcome life’s challenges and learn the skills they need to stay well after treatment.
Cognitive behavioral therapy, which is also known as CBT, is a short-term psychotherapy treatment. It follows an evidence-based approach to modify thought patterns to improve both emotional and mental wellness.
Unlike other forms of therapy, CBT delves into how thoughts, feelings and behaviors are all connected and directly affect each other. This form of therapy is also much more focused on the present. In other words, CBT is based on the idea that any negative feelings or behaviors are a result of current distorted thoughts.
During the CBT process, various techniques are used to:
Identify thought patterns.
Determine whether or not those thoughts are accurate.
Replace them with more realistic, beneficial ones.
Why Choose Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive behavioral therapy is a short-term therapy. It’s effective at treating an array of conditions and disorders, such as:
Eating disorders like bulimia and binge eating.
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Regardless of the condition, CBT can equip you with the skills you need to change negative habits and patterns. Working alongside a trained team of therapists, you’ll be able to explore what you feel and what influences these thought patterns. Because CBT is a skill-based form of psychotherapy, you’ll also leave treatment with an understanding of how you can continue to apply these skills to stay well in the future.
Our CBT Staff Members
At Stanford Couples Counseling, we offer in-person and online cognitive behavioral therapy. Whichever one you choose, our mental health professionals will support you every step of the way. Two of our staff members are trained specifically in CBT — licensed clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Fast, Dr. Melissa Hunter and marriage and family therapists Emily Clark and Katie Cole.
Dr. Fast is passionate about helping her patients reach personal and professional goals by understanding patterns. She works with patients to develop strategies to disrupt these patterns and make any changes to create new ways of being.
About Our CBT Therapy Approach
No matter which therapist you work with, we incorporate a solutions-oriented approach at Stanford Couples Counseling. We aim to meet you wherever you may be, help you figure out what you want to achieve in therapy and then ensure you progress to reach those aspirations. We’ll help you focus on tangible, identifiable and measurable goals.
Schedule an Appointment Today at Stanford Couples Counseling
For your convenience, we offer same-day appointments as well as virtual therapy for our cognitive behavioral therapy sessions. If you are ready to get started, please fill out our appointment request form and we’ll get back to you shortly.