All of the therapists who work at BCCNJ have expertise in evidence based therapies with a particular focus on CBT, DBT, and ACT. We work together with our clients to establish goals that are meaningful for our clients as we provide compassionate and effective treatment to children, teenagers, adults, and families.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a term used to describe a variety of evidence based therapies that focus on the ways in which a person's thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are interconnected. Because emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are all linked, CBT approaches allow for therapists to intervene at different points in the cycle. Therapist and client actively work together to identify the goals of treatment. In session you will learn skills and strategies to help you move towrads your goals in treatment. CBT is used to effectively treat anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD.
Our clinicians specialize in many different CBT treatments that have been shown to be effective when working with children as young as 3 and their families, school age children, teenagers, and adults. In addition to individual CBT we also offer behavioral parenting interventions, CBT informed family therapy, and school based behavioral interventions.
What is DBT?
The therapists at BCCNJ who provide DBT are all intensively trained in DBT. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an empirically validated treatment that focuses on helping people who are feeling overwhelmed by their emotions to build a life worth living. It is made up of individual therapy and group therapy to help people learn and use new skills and strategies to manage their . DBT skills include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and walking the middle path.
We offer skills groups for children, adolescents, and parents in addition to a graduate group for teenagers who have already completed a DBT skills group and are interested in continuing to discuss how to integrate the DBT skills in to their lives. Please click here for a schedule of our current groups.
What is ACT?
The goal of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is to help people live a full and meaningful life. The focus is on learning acceptance, mindfulness, and behavior change strategies to help you manage your painful thoughts and feelings more effectively. An important component of this treatment is a process through which you clarify what is meaningful to you in your life and to focus on how to move your life in a valued direction.