Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) in children can be difficult to diagnose. Parents often confuse developmentally-appropriate rigid behaviors with OCD behaviors. The following table (adapted from Freeman and Garcia’s Family based Treatment for Young Children with OCD: Therapist Guide, 2009) may be helpful for parents in differentiating OCD from developmentally appropriate routines. DEVELOPMENTALLY APPROPRIATE BEHAVIORS Age 1 […]
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Holly Scott is one of 10 therapists in the Uptown Dallas area who is certified as a Diplomate in the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. Holly will use her knowledge of cognitive therapy to help you solve your problems.
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I have recently begun working with a few clients who are interested in losing weight. The therapy treatment plan I use is one based on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT was developed by Dr. Aaron T. Beck and is a form of psychotherapy in which the therapist and the client work together as a team […]
Marc Elliot was born with no large intestine, 4 feet of small intestines, and has Tourette syndrome. Yet, he has learned to control the symptoms of his disease and have a great life with the classic Cognitive Therapy techniques of Reframing and Challenging Thoughts.
Everyone needs some type of “Bucket List”. Long term goals and dreams keep us going……. Here are some different ones I have found by doing a few searches: From A TRAVEL blogger: Visit every continent Go sailing Snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef Go skydiving Live outside North America Live in Europe Become fluent in […]
I had two new patients last week who came in for therapy after being diagnosed by their psychiatrist with Bipolar Disorder. In each case, the patient wanted to spend most of the session expressing his/her relief, sadness, grief, shock, etc. over hearing those words, “you have Bipolar Disorder.” I often hear, “so this means that […]
Classic Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy models are based on the assumption that thoughts(cognitive processes) dictate feelings. Those feelings then dictate behaviors (or actions). Here is a basic example: A fire alarm goes off in a hotel at night . Person A thinks: some kids pulled the alarm and now I am awake! Person A feels: anger at the kids andannoyance about being awake. Person B thinks: there […]
Once you make the decision to pursue counseling, you must then decide WHICH therapist to call. Many people ask friends or family members for recommendations, others search the internet, and still others use the old-fashioned yellow pages. No matter how you choose, that first session is your opportunity to see if you have found a […]
How does Peer Pressure affect your teenager? Adolescents often have several groups and layers of friendships. They may have a couple of close friends, different larger groups of friends with common interests, and friends who come in and out of their lives. Friendships during the teenage years tend to be fluid and changing over time. […]
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