Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. Its goal is to change patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people’s difficulties, and so change the way they feel. It is used to help treat a wide range of issues in a person’s life, from sleeping difficulties or relationship problems, to drug and alcohol abuse or anxiety and depression. CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behaviors by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that are held (a person’s cognitive processes) and how these processes relate to the ways a person behaves, as a way of dealing with emotional problems. (Ben Martin, Psy.D.)
What our clients are saying
“Paul not only helped our family with his services, but he made us feel welcome and cared for each time we saw him. The environment made our treatment feel relaxed, unrushed, and valuable. Paul was flexible with our busy schedule and was always available if we needed assistance. We would absolutely recommend his services. Our marriage and lives are better managed and more successful because of Paul. We owe him and his business a debt of gratitude.”
“Paul has worked with me and helped me through the most difficult times of my years. He is an exceptionally skilled and compassionate therapist who has helped me increase my self confidence and build better relationships with others. Paul continually reminds me that life is an amazing journey by empathizing, listening to what I have to say and giving me the courage to be the best me. Thank you for always being there for me Paul!”
“You’re making a difference, a difference that has touched me and I can say many, many others. Thank you so much!”
Since 2002, Paul Wingard’s private practice has been helping Elmira, NY by providing employee assistance programs, critical incident debriefing and/or counseling to their respective patients.