Individual Therapy

Mary Jane often uses cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques in individual counseling.  Research shows that cognitive-behavioral therapy is highly effective in treating such issues as anxiety, panic attacks, and low mood as well as other issues. By keeping a daily log of recurring thoughts that upset them, persons can learn to challenge negative thoughts and replace them with more realistic ones.  Dr. David Burns, author of Feeling Good:  The New Mood Therapy  wrote “we feel the way we think” and he identified common distortions of thinking which include:

 

  • All or Nothing Thinking
  • Over-generalization
  • Negative Mental Filter
  • Discounting Positives
  • Jumping to Conclusions
  • Magnification or Minimization
  • Emotional Reasoning
  • “Should” Statements
  • Labeling
  • Blaming