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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Summit Psychiatric Services

Psychiatrists located in Livonia, MI & Southfield, MI

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a highly effective treatment option for a variety of mental and emotional disorders. At Summit Psychiatric Services in Livonia, Michigan, Bryan Weinstein, DO, and his experienced staff offer compassionate treatment of a variety of symptoms using the latest resources in cognitive behavioral therapy. Whether you need short-term or long-term therapy sessions, Dr. Weinstein and his team offer custom treatment plans to help you thrive. Find out more about the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy by calling Summit Psychiatric Services today or book an appointment online.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Q & A

What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a type of psychotherapy that addresses emotions, thoughts, and behaviors that result from a variety of mental health issues or environmental triggers. The focus of this type of therapy is to provide solutions for patients who have intrusive thoughts or impulsive behaviors and to help them better manage their symptoms.

Why do I need cognitive behavior therapy?

Dr. Weinstein may recommend cognitive behavior therapy for a number of emotional or mental health issues. You may benefit from this type of therapy exclusively or when he combines it with medications or other treatments.

You may need cognitive behavior therapy to address symptoms of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)

Dr. Weinstein determines if this type of therapy is right for you based on your symptoms, your medical history, and the severity of your condition.

What can I expect during cognitive behavior therapy?

Dr. Weinstein uses the latest tools and techniques to help you identify intrusive or unrealistic thoughts or actions that affect your life. He offers assistance in boosting your problem-solving skills and thought processes to help you make positive changes.

Cognitive behavior therapy may be necessary for short-term treatment or as a long-term plan to help you move forward with your personal life, your social life, and your job. Dr. Weinstein determines how to incorporate therapy into your life for the best outcome.

Throughout your sessions, you become more aware of your negative thinking patterns, so you can gain a new perspective on your situation. At times, you may feel uncomfortable or agitated as you explore the issues that are negatively impacting your life. Dr. Weinstein works closely with you, focusing on positive thinking and other techniques to help you change thought patterns and behaviors.

How long will I need to participate in cognitive behavioral therapy?

Dr. Weinstein and his medical team have more than 20 years’ experience using cognitive behavioral therapy to improve symptoms of mental and emotional health disorders. He customizes your treatment plan to accommodate your needs.

Initially, you may need more frequent sessions to learn more about your thought patterns and feelings so you can better manage your emotions and behaviors. While there are benefits to long-term therapy, Dr. Weinstein determines how often you should schedule an appointment and how long you need to continue your therapy.

If you need help managing your emotions or improving your outlook on life, Dr. Weinstein and his staff can help. Call the office to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online now.