Dr. Stern Currently offers individual therapy using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP). therapy to address one or more of the following problems your child or adolescent may be experiencing:

  • Increase in sad mood or irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Anger/Aggression
  • Repeatedly breaking rules, failing to comply with adults
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Distress following Divorce/trauma
  • Difficulties in school
  • Disruptive behaviors
  • Difficulty following directions and paying attention
  • Social difficulties
  • Shyness
  • Low Self-Esteem

Cognitive & Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a problem-focused, goal-oriented and proactive treatment approach, with particular emphasis on the present and future, as opposed to the past (although learned behaviors from past experiences may also be relevant). The goal of therapy is to provide children or adolescents and their parents with coping skills to better manage difficult situations now and in the future. CBT is a form of psychotherapy based on the premise that thoughts, emotions and behaviors are interconnected. Treatment emphasizes identifying, evaluating and modifying dysfunctional thinking patterns and problematic behaviors to improve overall quality of life. An advantage of CBT is that it teaches strategies to effectively cope even as difficult situations change and evolve. Collaboration and psychoeducation are key elements in guiding adolescents to improved emotional well-being.

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is helpful in helping individuals who have difficulty regulating or dealing with their emotions. DBT focuses on validating the difficulties of life’s struggles, the apparent difficulty with conflicting and intense emotions, and the desire to make important changes, DBT is a highly practical and “straight to the point” form of therapy. Rather than only focusing on overcoming life struggles, DBT also emphasizes working on creating a life you want to live.

Treatment modalities include:

  • Behavioral Activation
  • Cognitive Reframing
  • Stress Management
  • Parent Skills Training
  • Emotion Regulation Skills
  • Relaxation Training
  • Family Therapy
  • Mindfulness Skills Training
  • Behavior Management
  • School Consultation
  • Social Skills Training
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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(917) 864-6274