When an individual is interested in beginning treatment you may wonder which kind of treatment is most effective for me?
A prevalent belief, one that I often hear, is that Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) is the treatment of choice for depression and anxiety in comparison to psychodynamic therapy because it is one of a few "empirically supported/evidence based" therapies and frequently promoted by heath care administrators (insurance companies) and policy makers.
It has been suggested that "One of the biggest complaints in modern society is being over-scheduled, over-committed and over-extended." If individuals are not "super busy" at their jobs, they are busy exercising, entertaining or taking their children to a variety of activities. There is little time for self-reflective thought- and if there is every a moment- say while waiting on line to buy food, at the bank etc., - out comes the cell phone. A study published a few months ago in the journal 'Science' shows how people will go to great lengths to avoid introspection. A psychology professor from the University of Virginia and is the main author of the study said, "No one had done a simple study letting people go off on their own and think." The results of this study show that a majority of the participants reported that they found it unpleasant to be alone in a room with their thoughts for just six to fifteen minutes. It did not matter what people thought about they did not like being in 'their heads.'
Marsha Hewlett, Ph.D. provides confidential, patient-centered therapy services for individuals, specializing in areas that include, but are not limited to: Clinical Assessments, Stress Management, Anxiety, Depression, Grief Counseling, Relationship Problems, and problems with addictive behaviors.
Proudly Serving: Newport Beach, Irvine, Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Tustin, South Coast, and all of Orange County, CA.
TherapySites CUSTOMER WEBSITE DISCLAIMER
DISCLAIMER of Marsha Hewlett and MH Sub I, LLC as hosting company dba TherapySites.
Marsha Hewlett and TherapySites expressly disclaim all warranties and responsibilities of any kind, whether express or implied, for the accuracy or reliability of the content of any information contained in this site, and for the suitability, results, effectiveness or fitness for any particular purpose of the content. You are solely responsible for your use or reliance on such information and any foreseeable or unforeseeable consequences arising out of such use or reliance. In no event will Marsha Hewlett or TherapySites be liable for any damages resulting from the use of or inability to use, the content, whether based on warranty, contract, tort or other legal theory, and whether or not Marsha Hewlett or TherapySites is advised of the possibility of such damages. In no event will Marsha Hewlett's and TherapySites's aggregate liability exceed U.S. $100.