Cognitive – behavioral therapy

Cognitive – behavioral therapy 2018-04-25T11:29:46+00:00

Project Description

COGNITIVE – BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psycho-social intervention that is the most widely used evidence-based practice for improving mental health. Guided by empirical research, CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns in cognitions (e.g. thoughts, beliefs, and attitudes), behaviors, and emotional regulation. It was originally designed to treat depression, and is now used for a number of mental health conditions.

The CBT model is based on the combination of the basic principles from behavioral and cognitive psychology. This wave of therapy has been termed the second wave. Behavioral therapy is thus now referred to as the first wave. The most recent wave is the third wave, and this contains the mindfulness-based therapies. CBT sits firmly within the second wave. It is different from historical approaches to psychotherapy, such as the psychoanalytic approach where the therapist looks for the unconscious meaning behind the behaviors and then formulates a diagnosis. Instead, CBT is a “problem-focused” and “action-oriented” form of therapy, meaning it is used to treat specific problems related to a diagnosed mental disorder.

The therapist’s role is to assist the client in finding and practicing effective strategies to address the identified goals and decrease symptoms of the disorder. CBT is based on the belief that thought distortions and maladaptive behaviors play a role in the development and maintenance of psychological disorders, and that symptoms and associated distress can be reduced by teaching new information-processing skills and coping mechanisms.

Psychotherapy techniques

2018-04-25T11:41:12+00:00

Individual Psychotherapy

Individual therapy (sometimes called “psychotherapy” or “counseling”) is a process through which clients work one-on-one with a trained therapist—in a safe, caring, and confidential environment—to explore their feelings, beliefs, or behaviors, work through challenging or influential memories...

2018-04-25T11:36:11+00:00

Group Psychotherapy

Group psychotherapy is a special form of therapy in which a small number of people meet together under the guidance of a professionally trained therapist to help themselves and one another. The therapy has been widely used and has been a standard treatment option for over 50 years.

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Family Psychotherapy

Family therapy, also referred to as couple and family therapy, marriage and family therapy, family systems therapy, and family counseling, is a branch of psychotherapy that works with families and couples in intimate relationships to nurture change and development.

ALL PSHYCHOTHERAPY TECHNIQUES

Client Concerns I Treat

Bellow you can find list of concerns for which you can get my expert advice.

  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Batterer Intervention

  • Behaviorism

  • Bipolar

  • Blended Family Issues

  • Body Image

  • Borderline

  • Breakup

  • Bullying

  • Cancer

  • Career Choice

  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma

  • Power

  • Pregnancy and Birthing

  • Prejudice / Discrimination

  • Racism

  • Social Anxiety / Phobia

  • Somatization

  • Spirituality

  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues

  • Chronic Illness / Disability

  • Chronic Pain

  • Communication Problems

  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping

  • Control Issues

  • Creative Blocks

  • Depression

  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment

  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction

  • Eating and Food Issues

  • Emotional Abuse

  • Elder Abuse

  • Emotional Intelligence

  • Emotional Overwhelm

  • Rejection

  • Relationships and Marriage

  • Religious Issues

  • School issues

  • Self-Care

  • Stress

  • Trust Issues

  • Emptiness

  • Exercise Addiction

  • Family of Origin Issues

  • Family Problems

  • Fear

  • Fertility Issues

  • Forgiveness

  • Gambling Addiction

  • Habits

  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues

  • Immigration issues

  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)

  • Intellectual Disability

  • Internet Addiction

  • Irritability

  • Self-Compassion

  • Self-Confidence

  • Self-Criticism

  • Self-Love

  • Women’s Issues

  • Workplace Issues

  • Worthlessness

  • Isolation

  • Jealousy

  • Learning Difficulties

  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues

  • Men’s Issues

  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition

  • Military and Veterans Issues

  • Money and Financial Issues

  • Narcissism

  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)

  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen

  • Panic

  • Parenting

  • Perfectionism

  • Phobias

  • Sensitivity to Criticism

  • Sex Addiction

  • Shame

  • Sleep Disorders

  • Smoking Cessation

  • Worry

  • Young Adult Issues

If you wish to book appointment please contact me.

CONTACT ME

Contact Info

Phone: +381 648705633

Web: Dr Marko Jovašević