Behavioral Therapy NYC
Changing Unhealthy Patterns
Our thoughts and feelings are embedded in our behaviors.
For some of us, our habits turn into destructive cycles that make us feel like we are swimming against a mighty current. We may do the same thing repeatedly, unable to feel any better no matter how hard we try to change. We may also suffer from intrusive thoughts, excessive worry, and irritability as a consequence, which holds us back from reaching our goals.
Are you (or your child) feeling stuck or stressed? Do you struggle with depression and anxiety? Have you experienced the need for a quick fix to numb overwhelming thoughts and emotions?
If this sounds like you, please know there is a way to spark change.
Behavioral therapy can help you step out from damaging cycles and make practical changes to achieve your full potential.
About Behavioral Therapy NYC
Our goal is to personalize treatment to your Body, Mind, and Spirit, focusing on your specific needs. We will connect you with the therapist and therapy approach that best suits you for a long-lasting transformation.
If you or your loved one are struggling and looking for a change, we are here for you.
Contact us for more information about our behavioral therapy services. Or see below to learn more about behavioral therapy and how it can support you in your healing efforts.
What Is Behavioral Therapy?
Behavioral therapy encompasses a series of therapeutic methods to identify, treat, and change unhealthy behaviors. The idea is to reframe old behaviors or learn new and healthy ones to address challenges.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most popular behavioral therapy modalities. It adds a cognitive layer, focusing on how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact and impact each other to cause an action.
CBT is an evidence-based approach centered on providing rapid results through effective solutions that treat your symptoms.
Some of the benefits of behavioral therapy, and particularly CBT, include:
- Identifying inaccurate and negative thought patterns
- Learning powerful coping strategies
- Boosting curiosity and self-awareness
- Gaining motivation and self-worth
- Finding a sense of purpose
- Making positive changes to your life
Do I Need Behavioral Therapy?
Behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for a broad range of mental health challenges, including:
- Anxiety disorders (general anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, phobias)
- Aggression or anger control issues
- Eating disorders
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Trouble sleeping or insomnia
- Relationship problems
- And more!
Adults, teens, and children can benefit from this method.
You don’t need to be in crisis for behavioral therapy to make a difference. Whether you are struggling with any of the above issues or simply looking for a better way to handle life’s stressors, behavioral therapy can help.
What Is the Goal of Behavioral Therapy?
Behavioral therapy is a type of structured talk therapy focused on shifting problematic conducts by adopting alternate ones.
As one of the most prevalent behavioral therapy avenues, CBT encourages you to recognize thoughts connected to those unhelpful behaviors so you can respond to challenges in a healthier manner.
The goal is to support you in shifting your unhealthy thoughts, emotions, and behaviors to improve your quality of life.
CBT can help you in two fundamental ways:
Changing Thinking Patterns
- Identifying cognitive distortions (mistakes our mind makes or faulty assumptions)
- Challenging irrational thoughts
- Learning problem-solving skills
- Developing a sense of confidence
Changing Behavioral Patterns
- Adopting new routines to disrupt patterns
- Building motivation to perform certain actions
- Implementing role-play to prepare for difficult situations
- Learning coping and relaxation techniques
Not all CBT sessions are the same. You and your therapist will collaborate to find the root of the problem and develop a plan tailored to you and your concerns. You may also have some homework to complete between sessions, as this approach is very action-oriented.
During CBT therapy sessions, you may encounter some discomfort as you explore unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Remember, your therapist will be there to provide a safe space and teach you strategies to manage these emotional waves.
Behavioral Therapy NYC: Our Services
At Madison Park Psychological Services, we are proud to offer different approaches to behavioral therapy and other specialties to support teens and adults living in NYC.
Our team of mental health professionals integrates Eastern and Western perspectives, with experience in CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-based Therapy, Holistic/Body-Mind-Spirit Therapy, and more.
An initial psychological consultation will allow us to discuss your symptoms, areas of concern, and therapeutic goals. If you don’t know which behavioral therapy approach is the right fit for you, that is ok. We will go through our process, answer your questions, and match you with the best therapist and modality for you.
You can come to in-person sessions or opt for teletherapy sessions from the comfort of your home.
Book an Appointment for Behavioral Therapy Today!
Change is hard, yet not impossible. We are here to help you pave a healing path and make the necessary changes to BE well. Let’s get started!
Book an appointment for behavioral therapy or contact us at 212-506-5935 to learn more!