SERVICES

Dr. Van Dam specializes in Depression, Anxiety, and Stress-related issues. Additionally, he also treats many other and more extreme psychological disorders. The type of therapy used is often determined by the nature of the issues that the patient is struggling to overcome. In order to offer his patients the most effective form of treatment, Dr. Van Dam uses three different therapeutic approaches (CBT, REBT, and DBT outlined below) and also trained in hypnosis, which can be useful in anxiety/stress reduction.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, also known as CBT, is the most effective and preferred form of therapy used by Dr. Gregory Van Dam. ​Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps illustrate for the patient the habit of inaccurate or negative thinking, thereby enabling them to view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be a very helpful tool in treating mental disorders and/or illnesses such as anxiety or depression, but it is not only those with a mental health condition who benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. CBT can be an effective tool in helping anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations. As a result, this approach is often useful in facilitating an overall healthy mental state and lifestyle.

Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy

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Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, or REBT, is an action-oriented type of psychotherapy that teaches individuals to identify, challenge, and replace their self-defeating thoughts and beliefs with healthier thoughts that promote emotional well-being and achievement of goals.

Dialectal Behavior Therapy

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Dialectal Behavior Therapy, or DBT, differs from traditional CBT in that its emphasis is on validation—a powerful tool whereby the therapist and the patient work on “accepting” uncomfortable thoughts, feelings, and behaviors rather than continuing to struggle with them.

Hypnosis

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Hypnosis is the least practiced form of therapy used by Comprehensive Psychology Services but in certain instances, can be an effective tool when used in conjuction with other, more direct forms of therapy. Although hypnosis has been useful in patients with anxiety, it is used only upon request and is not as effective as CBT, REBT, or DBT.

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