Happy Apple -Ctr for Anxiety, Depression, Couples


Psychotherapy located in Columbus Circle, New York, NY


If you struggle to control your thoughts, emotions, or behaviors, then cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) may be an excellent fit as a strategy for psychotherapy. At Happy Apple, based in Columbus Circle, Manhattan, and serving Midtown, Central Park South, the Upper West Side, and the Upper East Side of New York City, Maggie Vaughan, MFT, PhD, and the team provide individualized CBT for managing depression, anxiety, substance use disorder, and other mental health disorders. Call Happy Apple or schedule an appointment online to find out if you can benefit from CBT today.

What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

CBT is a widely used technique for individual psychotherapy. Able to treat a wide variety of mental health disorders, CBT aims to help you recognize your own thought distortions and their influence over your emotions and behaviors. 

Cognitive distortions contribute to your symptoms more than you might realize, so unraveling them can help you reduce symptoms for the long haul. For example, your mind might automatically focus on the negative aspects of your situation without acknowledging the positive and neutral aspects, causing you to feel overwhelmed and behave accordingly. 

Through regular CBT sessions at Happy Apple, your therapist helps you set and work toward specific goals so you can take more control over your emotions and behaviors even if you can’t change your situation. 

Who can benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy?

CBT is beneficial for treating a wide range of common mental health conditions that influence your emotions, actions, or both. You can apply it to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Substance use disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Eating disorders

You might also turn to CBT as you face various challenges in life, such as grief or marital problems. Your sessions are highly structured, and the team at Happy Apple can determine the appropriate number and frequency for your benefit. 

What can I gain from cognitive behavioral therapy?

Your experience and the benefits you gain from CBT may be different from the next person’s. CBT can offer you a wide range of benefits surrounding the regulation of your emotions and behaviors, including:

  • Improved self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Reduced symptoms of depression, anxiety, and other conditions
  • More rational thought processes
  • A better understanding of your own thoughts and behaviors
  • Improved problem-solving skills
  • Better ability to face your fears
  • Better ability to recognize your own thought distortions

CBT may be the right choice for meeting your emotional and behavioral needs through individual therapy. The team of licensed therapists at Happy Apple ensures you get the most out of your time in CBT by tailoring it according to your needs and goals. 

If you’re interested in giving CBT a try to manage your emotions and behaviors, call Happy Apple or schedule a psychotherapy consultation online today.