Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The Rochester Center for Behavioral Medicine uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of anxiety and depressive disorders. Our specialist is Mindy Layne Young, J.D., M.S.W., C.S.W., trained at the University of Michigan Anxiety Disorders Clinic. This therapy combines behavioral exposure therapy along with cognitive restructuring to help enable the patient to confront avoidances, correct negative automatic thoughts, and return to optimal functioning.

CBT is particularly effective for the Anxiety Disorder spectrum, such as Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and Specific Phobias. The hallmark of CBT is the patient’s role in learning and practicing skills outside the session, to maximize the therapeutic benefit of this therapy. In mood disorders, the patient will learn coping skills to master tasks often thought too arduous for the depressed patient. The use of CBT with or without medication management is addressed, and the ultimate decision is made between the patient and the RCBM Professional.



Clinicians

Helena Sanchez, LMSW
Amanda Moar Kerbawy, PhD, LP
Amy Ames, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
Ashley Ceresnie, PhD, LP
C. Lynn Florek, MA, LLP, LPC MA, LLP, LPC
Carol Rembor, MS, APRN, BC MS, APRN, BC
Courtney Elson, PsyD PsyD
David Price, MA, LPC, CAADC
Emma Faruolo, MA, LPC
Erika Samulak, MA, LPC MA, LLPC, Research Team Lead
Helene Kroll, LMSW, CAADC
Jaime Saal, MA, LPC, NCC MA, LPC, NCC
Jillian Fortain, PhD, LLP
Judith C. Redmond, MA, LPC, LLP MA, LPC, LLP
Julian Prosser, LLMSW
Kaca Popovic, MA, LPC MA, LLPC
Kathy Pritchard, MA, LPC
Kathy Tessmar, LMSW (formerly Egan) LMSW
Katy L. Mason, LMSW LMSW
Kendra Niemi, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Libby Quail, MA, LPC
Melissa Oleshansky, PhD, LP, RYT PhD, LP, RYT
Mindy Layne Young, MSW, CSW, JD MSW, CSW, JD
Nancy Tedder, MA, LPC MA, LLPC
Sarah Hutton, M.D.
Tracy Weitzman, MA, LLP
Valerie Moniz, PsyD, LMFT
Wendy Saal, MA, LPC
Yvonne Stumpf, MSN, RN, CS, NP MSN, RN, CS, NP