Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Uncomplicated Anxiety

Uncomplicated Depression

Uncomplicated Panic Disorder

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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CBT for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Faith Based Counseling

Medication Management

Court appointed Anger Management

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.
It is important to emphasize that advances in CBT have been made on the basis of both research and clinical practice. Indeed, CBT is an approach for which there is ample scientific evidence that the methods that have been developed actually produce change. In this manner, CBT differs from many other forms of psychological treatment.

CBT is based on several core principles, including:

CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns. These strategies might include:

  • Learning to recognize one’s distortions in thinking that are creating problems, and then to reevaluate them in light of reality.
  • Gaining a better understanding of the behavior and motivation of others.
  • Using problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations.
  • Learning to develop a greater sense of confidence in one’s own abilities.
CBT treatment also usually involves efforts to change behavioral patterns. These strategies might include:
  • Facing one’s fears instead of avoiding them.
  • Using role playing to prepare for potentially problematic interactions with others.
  • Learning to calm one’s mind and relax one’s body.

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CBT for PTSD

Diagnosis:

PTSD-POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that’s triggered by a terrifying event — either experiencing it or witnessing it. Symptoms may include flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety, as well as, uncontrollable thoughts about the event.

Most people who go through traumatic events may have temporary difficulty adjusting and coping, but with time and good self-care, they usually get better. If the symptoms get worse, last for months or even years, and interfere with your day-to-day functioning, you may have PTSD.

Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms may start within one month of a traumatic event, but sometimes symptoms may not appear until years after the event. These symptoms cause significant problems in social or work situations and in relationships. They can also interfere with your ability to go about your normal daily tasks.

PTSD symptoms are generally grouped into four types: intrusive memories, avoidance, negative changes in thinking and mood, and changes in physical and emotional reactions. Symptoms can vary over time or vary from person to person.

Intrusion, Avoidance, Negative Changes in thinking and moods, Changes in physical and emotional reactions

Intensity of symptoms

PTSD symptoms can vary in intensity over time. You may have more PTSD symptoms when you’re stressed in general, or when you come across reminders of what you went through. For example, you may hear a car backfire and relive combat experiences. Or you may see a report on the news about a sexual assault and feel overcome by memories of your own assault.
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Diagnosis

To diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder, your doctor will likely:

Physical exam and a psychological evaluation with the discussion of signs and symptoms.

Diagnosis of PTSD requires exposure to an event that involved the actual or possible threat of death, violence or serious injury. Your exposure can happen in one or more of these ways:

  • You directly experienced the traumatic event
  • You witnessed, in person, the traumatic event occurring to others
  • You learned someone close to you experienced or was threatened by the traumatic event
  • You are repeatedly exposed to graphic details of traumatic events (for example, if you are a first responder to the scene of traumatic events)
Treating post traumatic stress disorder

Treatment

Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive therapy

  • Exposure therapy

  • (EMDR). -performed by a specialist.

Medications
  • Antidepressants

  • Anti-anxiety medications

  • Prazosin

COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY IS THE ONLY AVAILABLE TREATMENT FOR PTSD IN THIS PRACTICE

If you have suicidal thoughts

If you or someone you know has suicidal thoughts, get help right away through one or more of these resources:

  • Reach out to a close friend or loved one.
  • Contact a minister, a spiritual leader or someone in your faith community.
  • Contact a suicide hotline. In the U.S., call or text 988 to reach the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Or use the Lifeline Chat. Services are free and confidential.
All new Patient Appointments – 60 minutes
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Cost : $120
Follow-up Appointments for Counseling – 45 minutes
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Cost : $60
Follow-up appointments for Cognitive Behavioral therapy – 45 minutes
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Follow-up appointments for Anxiety medication refills – 15 minutes
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Follow-up appointments for Depression medication refills – 15 minutes
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Follow-up appointments for Panic Disorder medication refills – 15 minutes

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Cost : $60

Initial visit appointments for CBT for PTSD (POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER) – 60 minutes

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Cost : $120

Follow-up visit for CBT for PTSD (POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER) – 45 minutes

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Cost : $60

Anger Management Services

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Pricing Varies

A no-show fee of $25 will be charged for missed appointments, without a 24 hour notification of cancellation.

Cost Structure

Better Days Telepsychiatry and Faith-Based Counseling is a fee-for-service practice offering telemedicine visits. We Do NOT accept insurance, so that we can provide more care at an affordable cost to more clients. Payment will be collected prior to service.

During the initial visit, a comprehensive evaluation will be obtained, in order to render a diagnosis. A personalized treatment plan will be developed based on your individual needs.

Follow up appointments are part of an on-going process, for the management of care and/or refill or adjust mediation. These appointments also allow the provider to track your progress, monitor changes, and improve your care as necessary.

Note: The visits are either counseling or medication management for the listed conditions. If during your counseling session, it determined that you need medication, you will need to make another appointment for medication` management.Forms of Payment: We accept: Debit cards, Credit cards, and Zelle