Entries by Holly Scott

Self Care: An Important Part of Health

  When clients come to my office for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), we work to solve their  problems using methods exactly as the name implies. We use a Cognitive approach by recognizing, challenging, & changing irrational thoughts. We use a Behavioral approach by assessing current behaviors and determining if changes could improve mental health.   On the Behavioral side, […]

Depression in Seniors is Often Unnoticed

Family members and even primary healthcare providers often mistake an older adult’s symptoms of depression as just a natural reaction to illness or an unavoidable part of the aging process. Older adults themselves often share this belief and suffer unnecessarily because they don’t understand that they could feel better with appropriate treatment. Statistics on Mental […]

Happy Thanksgiving from Uptown Dallas Counseling

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. It turns problems into gifts, failures into successes, the unexpected into […]

CBT for Pain: Johns Hopkins study shows Improvement

Researchers at Johns Hopkins showed CBT for pain management with patients with knee osteoarthritis (KOA) significantly  improved their symptoms.  Patients in the study reported significantly lower levels of pain after CBT sessions.  Additionally, patients with KOA in the study reported improved quality of sleep.  The new double-blind, randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial findings were published online January 26 […]

CBT For Weight Loss

The concepts from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)  can be especially helpful when trying to lose weight.  In this week’s ReadersINC blog post, Anthony Healy, a personal trainer at Vivacia, outlines ideas on motivation for weight loss.  Each of these ideas is an example of techniques learned during Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Here are Anthony’s top tips on how […]

CBT for Anger Management

CBT for Anger is one of the most effective ways to treat uncontrolled anger problems.  Anger can be managed using a method from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) called Cognitive Reframing.     In the following article published on PsychCentral.com, Dr. Hartwell-Walker outlines 7 common assumptions that can be reframed to reduce anger. 7 Mistaken Assumptions Angry People […]

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Introduction

The Cognitive Model (CBT): An introductory Explanation: Two different people can react very differently to identical situations.  The basic premise of CBT is based on explaining WHY this happens, and HOW you can control your reactions.  Here is an example: Situation #1:  Boss and new employee number 1 talking in a conference room.  Boss says […]