An ongoing, open-ended group is offered for individuals who have learned the basic cognitive-behavioral skills and would like ongoing assistance and support in coping with everyday life situations. The group emphasizes use of the CT/CBT skills, but is more flexible and can be longer term than the 12-week group described above. The members come to know each other over time and offer emotional support and other types of assistance to one another, with the guidance of the group leader.
We periodically offer classes on selective topics regarding improving your quality of life through use of cognitive therapy concepts and skills. You can arrange for us to speak at business, social group, religious, or other public settings. Topics include:
Stress Management Assertiveness Training Coping with the Blues (Mild Depression) Overcoming the "Worry Habit" Managing Your Anger Freedom from Perfectionism Achieving Your Goals
Please check back with the Website occasionally for start dates for new classes or groups. You may also fill out the form below to be added to the list of people we will contact when the next class is offered. If you are interested in the community education classes, please feel free to leave topics you would be interested in learning about in the comment box and it may be a topic in a future class.
At the Cognitive Therapy Institute we offer individual therapy for a very wide range of problems and concerns. We also offer a variety of group therapies that provide structured and proven treatment programs for panic, social anxiety & shyness, depression, and other conditions. For many people group therapy is a very effective format for treatment (see Academy of Cognitive Therapy). Groups offer potential advantages, such as the support and motivation that comes from being with others who are working to address similar problems and concerns, and the lower cost for group as compared to individual treatment. Sometimes group therapy is used in conjunction with, or following, a course of individual therapy. We will gladly discuss with you the advantages and disadvantages of group versus individual therapy during an initial assessment interview. (click to view group flyers)
The following treatment groups are periodically offered at the Cognitive Therapy Institute. Each group uses a structured approach that has already been tested and proven to be effective. The therapist/group leader will provide education and facilitate practice in applying the fundamental cognitive-behavioral skills in your daily life. In many cases insurance will reimburse a portion of the group therapy fee.