Dr. DiBiasie’s clinical theoretical orientation and primary practice technique is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT). CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goals are to change patterns of thinking or behavior which are often the roots of a person’s difficulties, and by doing so, change the way they feel. It is used to treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to drug and alcohol abuse, anxiety, and depression. CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs, and attitudes that we hold (our cognitive processes) and how this relates to the way we behave, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.
CBT is a model and theory that is based on the premise that it is not the event itself which upsets us, but the meanings we give them. If our thoughts are too negative, it can block us from seeing things or doing things that do not fit (that disconfirm), what we believe is true. In other words, we continue to hold on to the same old thoughts and fail to learn anything new.
Cognitive behavior therapy can be thought of as a combination of psychotherapy and behavior therapy. Psychotherapy emphasis the importance of the personal meaning we place on things and the relationship between our problems, our behavior, and our thoughts.
These clinical approaches are applied to this work with Adults and Adolescents, on an individual, couple, and family treatment basis. The clinical services provided by Dr. DiBiasie are all evidence-based, including: Cognitive-Behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy, brief therapy models, trauma focused intervention, and addictions treatment.
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