Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Depression
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most successful short-term, problem-focused therapies for depression and other conditions. It works by challenging your unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and behaviors with healthier ones; this process teaches you to think and act in more helpful ways so that you feel better and have more control over your life.
CBT therapists can work with you to address the following concerns: self-esteem and motivation issues, interpersonal skills, emotional regulation, anger management, stress reduction, depression and anxiety symptoms as well as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), adolescent development issues; dealing with chronic illness/trauma; parenting techniques; adjustment issues; life transitions. Jennifer works with a wide range of clients from children and teens to adults.
Jennifer Howell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with extensive experience in individual and family therapy. She utilizes various treatment approaches to meet each client’s individual needs. Jennifer enjoys working with individuals and families to help them navigate their difficulties, find strengths, and develop effective coping mechanisms.
She specializes in treating adolescents and adults, emphasizing the importance of developing a therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. Her mission is to create an encouraging atmosphere where clients feel safe taking an active role in their mental health care and become collaborative partners with her team.
Dr. Tanner has extensive training and experience in cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma, and autism spectrum disorders. Her passion lies in improving quality of life through evidence-based treatment strategies; making therapy accessible for underserved populations is her top priority.
Her approach to psychotherapy emphasizes problem-solving and solutions over reliving the past or blaming it for problems. She integrates advanced techniques in psychotherapy with traditional approaches to treat a range of concerns, from mood and anxiety issues to grief/loss, addictions, coexisting disorders and family/marriage difficulties.
CBT therapists will offer you tools and strategies to recognize triggers, comprehend their causes, and reframe your reactions so they no longer affect you. She can also help build on existing coping skills while developing new ones tailored specifically to the problems at hand.
Blue Ridge Behavioral Health Services is dedicated to providing our patients with the highest quality of care. We aim to enhance their quality of life through a range of treatment modalities, such as psychotherapy, pharmacology and psychiatric assistance.
Our team of experienced clinicians offers specialized expertise in various areas, with the ultimate goal of helping our patients reach their highest potential. We welcome referrals from psychiatrists, family physicians, specialists and other referring clinicians in the region.
We provide a range of telehealth services for our clients. If you would like to book an appointment, please reach out to us to arrange a time and date that works best for both of us.
Our licensed psychotherapists and counselors in Frederick, MD are well-trained in the most cutting-edge mental health practices and utilize effective treatment techniques to help our clients reach their objectives. Each clinician is licensed by the state of Maryland with a Master’s degree in psychology or related field.