If you have a mental health condition that negatively affects your way of life, see the specialists at Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling, a virtual telehealth practice based in Flushing, Queens, New York City. Licensed mental health counselor Michelle Ilyayev, LMHC, and her team offer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other psychotherapy methods to optimize your mental health and quality of life. Call the office to schedule a telehealth appointment, or use the online booking feature today.request an appointment
What is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)?
CBT is a common form of psychotherapy, or talk therapy, that helps you overcome common mental health challenges. During CBT with the Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling team, you meet with a licensed mental health counselor who assists you in making positive lifestyle changes by altering negative thoughts and behaviors.
What are the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy?
The benefits associated with participating in CBT include:
- Reductions in harmful behaviors
- Mood improvements
- Better anger management
- Reduced depression
- Less anxiety
- Quality of life improvements
- Stronger relationships
- Sleep improvements
- Improved work and school performance
CBT can help you make the positive life changes needed to restore happiness, improve your mood, and help you live life to its fullest.
Who benefits from CBT?
CBT is beneficial for people struggling with common mental health challenges, including:
- Bipolar disorder
- Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Eating disorders
- Relationship conflicts
- Mood swings
- Past trauma
- Physical health conditions
- Ongoing physical pain
- Sleep disorders
At the first sign of ongoing fear, worry, depression, or anxiety, see your mental health specialist for an evaluation. They can personalize a virtual therapy session that’s perfect for your situation.
What happens during CBT sessions?
During the first psychotherapy session, your therapist gets to know you one-on-one or in a group setting with your partner or family. Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling also offers larger group CBT therapy sessions if you’re a candidate for them.
Your therapist asks questions about your lifestyle habits, mood, thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and medical history during a psychiatric evaluation before tailoring CBT treatment sessions.
During counseling appointments, your specialist calls to chat with you virtually. They teach you strategies that make altering problematic thoughts and behaviors easier. You learn ways to identify and fix problems, control anger, reduce stress, and communicate better with family and friends.
You will typically speak with your counselor weekly via telehealth visits, but don’t hesitate to call the Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling office with concerns or questions between treatment sessions. Your provider may suggest medications or lifestyle changes in addition to counseling. They follow up with you as often as needed to ensure long-lasting happiness.
To take advantage of cognitive behavioral therapy with the Michelle Silver Lining Mental Health Counseling team, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.