Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

dr-fader-cbtDr. Fader is the Co-Founder and Director of Psychology at the Union Square Practice in the Union Square area of New York City where he and his team generally conduct Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with adolescents and adults on issues of depression, anxiety, substance use, lifestyle balance, relationship and family issues, sport psychology, performance enhancement, and professional development. Please contact him if you are interested in finding out more about his practice.

Dr. Fader’s New York office is conveniently located at City Space Suites in downtown Manhattan in New York City (NYC). You may also reach Dr. Fader by phone at (212) 777-3601.

You can learn more about Dr. Fader’s experience as a therapist and psychologist in his Biography.

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a combination of two highly effective and well- researched forms of therapy; Cognitive Therapy and Behavioral Therapy. It is easiest to offer a definition of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by first defining Cognitive Therapy and Behavioral Therapy. Cognitive therapy involves partnering with a therapist to examine the way in which your thoughts affect your feelings. Together with your therapist you log your thoughts and evaluate how adaptive they are. Then you work to change your thinking patterns in ways that allow you to minimize unwanted feelings such as depression or anxiety. 

Behavior therapy has several elements. First you may work with your therapist to master certain fear provoking situations by confronting them one small step at a time. In this way you may safely lessen the connection between the things you may be afraid of (social situations, public speaking, etc) and your anxious response. Other techniques of behavioral therapy involve working with your therapist increasing activities that give you pleasure or increase relaxation. Behavioral therapy works to teach techniques that promote anxiety reduction and overall feelings of well-being. Together Cognitive Therapy and Behavioral Therapy form a style of therapy which is present-focused and believes in active collaboration between therapist and client. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is geared toward individuals who are motivated to make a change in their lives and want to take steps to make specific changes in the way they feel.

Please contact Dr. Fader with any other questions you have about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.