Chicago Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Center
The purpose of the Clinic is twofold: 1) to provide empirically supported psychological treatments to clients and 2) to educate professionals/individuals in the community on CBT for psychological problems we treat. The spirit of our approach is captured below:
“We are scientist-practitioners.” This means that our practice is guided by the most current research available. The treatments we utilize have been shown to be most effective in reducing symptoms and improving quality of life among patients with anxiety, mood and related disorders. In short, we focus on what works.
Treatment focuses directly on clients’ symptoms and on enhancing commitment to one’s values. Individual therapy programs are collaboratively developed during initial assessment sessions and regard both partners of the therapeutic relationship as experts. Our programs are flexible and portable. We help clients face anxiety where it is experienced, whether it is at home, in an airplane, or at a street corner. This makes it easier for clients to practice skills between sessions, a fundamental component of CBT. It is the combination of science, creativity, and emphasis on consistent practice of skills that makes CBT so effective.
IOCDF Professional Members at this clinic:
- Amanda Holly, PhD