Our Approach

What Makes the CBT/DBT Associates Approach Unique?

CBT/DBT Associates is more than a practice – it’s a community.

Our consultation team has been united in providing valuable collaboration for our clients for years. Because we are a group of specialized psychologists, treatment is tailored to your individual concerns in order to provide you the very best quality of care.

CBT has evolved over the decades, changing to reflect the latest research findings.

Our psychologists implement the newest cognitive-behavioral approaches, incorporating mindfulness and emotion regulation techniques. All our clinicians have been trained at leading CBT institutions.

CBT/DBT Associates provides state-of-the-art treatment in a tranquil and calming environment.
We are conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, New York with evening hours available. Each individual client benefits from the knowledge and expertise of our treatment teams. In addition to helping clients gain control over negative moods, our psychologists teach strategies for effectively managing stress and enhancing life satisfaction. Because we train doctoral candidates in psychology, we are able to offer CBT in NYC at reduced rates.

What is empirically-supported treatment?

CBT and DBT are research-based or empirically supported treatments, which means that there’s evidence from at least two research studies demonstrating its superiority to another treatment or a psychological placebo for a particular problem (American Psychological Association (APA) Task Force on the Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures, 1993; Chambless & Hollon, 1998). The overwhelming majority of empirically supported treatments is CBT.

As a consumer trying to navigate the sea of therapy options, information about research demonstrating the effectiveness of a particular therapy is invaluable. Such information can help you identify beneficial treatment and avoid investing time and money into ineffective (or even harmful) treatments. If there is an empirically supported treatment for presenting problems, why choose an alternative without this support? More information about empirically supported treatments for psychological problems can be found at the American Psychological Association (APA), Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and Association for Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies (ABCT).

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