Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Hope Services
CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is an evidence-based therapy used to address various mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and addiction. It employs cognitive approaches to alter negative thoughts and behaviors.
Selecting the ideal type of therapy can be overwhelming. There are various treatments available, such as talk therapies, behavioral therapies and psychotherapy. It’s important to find one that meets your individual needs and goals.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a short-term form of therapy that assists individuals in recognizing and altering negative patterns of thinking, behavior, and emotions. This approach has proven successful for various disorders as an addition to medication treatment.
CBT’s primary purpose is to assist individuals in recognizing and altering distorted beliefs and feelings that are causing them distress. By altering negative thoughts and behaviors, patients can begin to feel better and lead healthier lives.
If you or someone close to you is suffering from a mental health condition, it is essential to find a therapist who has the necessary qualifications and experience. A therapist specializing in CBT can assist in overcoming those issues and building life skills so they don’t recur.
Our therapists have extensive expertise and training in treating a range of disorders. Depending on the individual’s individual requirements, we may use different techniques such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy, person-centered therapy or family systems theory.
Kim is a licensed psychological associate and licensed professional counselor with over two decades of experience providing outpatient therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. She treats a wide range of mental health disorders such as ADHD, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/Grief related issues and blended family concerns. Kim has received training in the TF-CBT model – an evidence based therapy.
Lindsay is a licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Director for Hope Services. She earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of North Carolina Wilmington and then went on to receive her master’s in social work from University of Georgia. With extensive experience working with children, adults, and families alike, Lindsay is accredited in child-parent psychotherapy, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), as well as being an official level 1 PCIT trainer.
Justine is a graduate of the UNC Charlotte Counseling Psychology Program with over 15 years of counseling experience. She takes a person-centered and feminist approach to her work, drawing on mindfulness, self-compassion, cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy for issues such as trauma, sexual/interpersonal violence, anxiety, body image/eating concerns and social justice. Additionally she works on issues like racism/sexism/sexual assault/sexual harassment/sexual assault as well as anxiety disorders and social justice initiatives.
She works with both adults and college students, passionate about aiding individuals in overcoming their obstacles to wellness and living a happier, more meaningful life.
Erika is a graduate of UNC Charlotte’s counseling program and has over 12 years of experience in psychology. At Hope Services, she offers counseling and consultation to both individual and group clients. Certified in trauma focused CBT, Erika has an interest in aiding students manage mental health challenges they may encounter while at UNC.