Private Therapy with Linda Holtz
In the early 1960’s Dr. Aaron Beck developed a form of psychotherapy which evolved into what we today call Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. In the late 1950’s, Dr. Beck decided to test the psycho-analytic concept that depression is the result of hostility turned inward toward the self. The results of this study and others that Beck subsequently conducted proved exactly the opposite of what he had intended to show. What he found, was that people’s thoughts and belief systems were often distorted. Many had automatic negative thoughts and it was those unquestioned thoughts that led to depression. Hence, the beginning of the modern-day school of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
CBT is based on the fact that distorted thinking is common to all psychological disturbances. All, feelings, emotions and actions are preceded by a thought. If people can be trained to recognize those thoughts and question their thinking and come up with alternatives to what they believe, they can lead happier lives. Instead of, as in other forms of psychology, emphasizing past traumas and working on the subconscious, CBT deals in a very practical way with the here and now. It can be easily adapted for patients with diverse levels of education and background. Hundreds of studies have validated the effectiveness of CBT for many disorders and particularly for depression and anxiety. CBT also looks for practical solutions to problems that exist. And perhaps the best advantage of all is that the amount of time for improving mental illness using CBT is usually much shorter than other traditional forms of psychoanalysis.
Linda Holtz M.Sc. uses behavioral techniques in her private practice to help clients achieve significant improvements in a relatively short amount of time. She works with people suffering from depression and anxiety, often incorporating exercise in addition to CBT, as part of her therapeutic techniques. Linda works with private clients and couples, and does family therapy as well.
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