Peachtree Cognitive Center
The Peachtree Cognitive Center, the latest subsidiary of Peachtree Comprehensive Health, addresses the growing need for specialized evaluation and treatment for a variety of anxiety, mood, and other psychological conditions, Our clinicians at the Cognitive Center utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) protocol, an approach that has been proven effective for patients of all ages who struggle with issues like anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, ADHD, and sleep irregularity.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic modality that addresses the relationship between your thoughts, emotions and behaviors. It is one of the most empirically-supported treatments for mood and anxiety disorders and has been adapted to serve specialty populations. We look at the thoughts that are automatically triggered in situations, and use different tools to examine whether these thoughts are helpful or unhelpful in living and maintaining a meaningful life. We will often look at our behaviors, and examine if these are supporting negative thought patterns and challenging emotional states, and committing to change when necessary.
In the 1960s, Dr. Aaron T. Beck, originally trained in psychoanalysis, discovered that his clients that he was treating for depression often had negative thought patterns that kept recurring. He went on to develop what is now known today as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy by building on the principles of cognitive, behavioral, and psychoanalytic schools. His work really emphasized the collaborative nature of the therapist and the client in the therapeutic process.
Who does CBT treat?
CBT has been designed to treat a wide variety of concerns, though it is most often considered the frontline treatment for anxiety and mood disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Anxiety disorders include:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
- Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
- Specific Phobias
Mood disorders include:
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder I & II
- Persistent Depressive Disorder (Dysthymia)
Other disorders and conditions:
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (trichotillomania and excoriation)
- Insomnia and other sleep disorders