Lauren Stevenson, PsyD., Director
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a specialized form of therapy that focuses on a person's thoughts and beliefs, and how they influence a person's emotions and actions. The therapist helps the patient learn how to identify distorted or unhelpful thinking patterns, recognize and change inaccurate beliefs, relate to others in more positive ways, and change behaviors accordingly. CBT's ability to help change a person's thinking to be more adaptive, effective, and healthy, while helping them change unhealthy behavior patterns, will lead to the alleviation of symptoms and an improved quality of life.
Psychological tests can be conducted to assist with determining diagnoses, identify learning disabilities, help provide intellectual and academic performance information, and increase awareness of personality characteristics that can influence and affect one’s life. Such assessments also allow for direct feedback and individualized treatment recommendations based upon the results. Such information can be used to receive special academic accommodations, learn new decision making strategies, provide focused treatment plans, and make overall positive changes in a person’s life.
Navigating the complicated waters of being evaluated for a learning disability and receiving much needed accommodations can be a frustrating journey. The process can take such a long time that many people give up and forgo much needed academic help and assistance. The learning disability assessments provided at the Capstone Psychological Services provide non-biased and efficient results in a timely manner.