Due to efforts in place to promote social distancing to prevent the rapid spread of COVID-19, all sessions will be performed via secure video-conferencing or phone for the foreseeable future.
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At Atlanta CBT, we partner with adult, child, and teen clients to provide private, specialized, & personalized cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and general CBT skills infused with mindfulness training, skills borrowed from dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and a warm collaborative guiding style for:
- OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE DISORDER (OCD)
- BODY-FOCUSED REPETITIVE BEHAVIORS (hair pulling/trichotillomania & skin picking/excoriation & nail biting)
We also have the experience and understanding needed to help clients with other challenges like depression, drinking/drug use, binge eating, chronic pain, managing chronic medical or health issues, trauma, relationship difficulties, parenting, racial stress and anti-racism, and career concerns. We especially enjoy working with creative types, executives, professionals, and students.
In addition to therapy offered on an individual basis, we offer parent training for parents wishing to gain skills necessary to guide children with anxiety and or positive discipline. Further, we offer couples and family therapy for the purpose of enhancing individual therapy by involving the couple or family system when useful and desired by clients.
CBT is referred to as “evidence-based” because researchers find it to be effective for many people.
CBT is usually short term and can often work in 6-25 sessions; some clients come back for “booster sessions” every once in a while after they complete a course of therapy. Some of clients stay in therapy for longer amounts of time, especially if they have a particularly severe and “sticky” symptoms and or if they get relief from their primary concerns but then find other issues they wish to work on.
Researchers continue to refine CBT. Our Founder and Director, Dr. Leah Farrell-Carnahan, Ph.D., is a former clinical researcher. All therapists at Atlanta CBT stay up-to-date on new treatment developments so you can get treatment that works.
While specific CBT techniques and strategies are often necessary components of an effective therapy experience, the relationship between the therapist and client is equally essential. When selecting a therapist, you want both– tools and a good relationship. This is what we seek to provide. We do not apply a one-size-fits-all CBT approach. Rather, we collaborate with clients to determine the most efficient and effective ways to engage them in the process of reflection and change, all the while fostering a sense of emotional safety infused with challenge needed to grow. In other words, we appreciate the creation of a strong therapeutic relationship and work to enable clients to set goals, build insight and mindful awareness, and step into a space of vulnerability where they often delight in the process of testing and stretching their limits, emotionally, cognitively, and behaviorally.
Please peruse our website to learn more about what we may be able to offer you and our professional backgrounds. Feel free to contact Dr. Farrell-Carnahan directly by phone or email with any questions or to discuss setting up a complementary initial consultation.
A note about confidentiality: Since email is not a secure form of communication, please do not write any personal information in emails. It is best to use email for initial inquiries and scheduling correspondence only.