Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy(also known as REBT)
REBT is a form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that was developed by Dr. Albert Ellis in New York in the 1950s, after struggling to heal his patients with Freudian Psychoanalysis. REBT focuses on challenging one's irrational beliefs and is an action-oriented approach to help patients improve their emotions, thoughts and behaviors by helping them to develop healthy (and rational) belief systems about themselves and the world.
Dr. Ellis' theory was based on the idea that "People are not disturbed by things, but rather by their view of things." Thus, he created REBT to help patients modify illogical beliefs and negative thought patterns -- and to reinterpret difficult circumstances. This enabled them to overcome disturbing emotions that prevented them from enjoying their lives.
REBT has proven itself to be the most effective form of CBT and because of this, it is a wildly popular therapeutic modality practiced by therapists around the world. Its ABC model is easy to learn and patients quickly become skilled at using it to analyze life events, that would otherwise be a source of emotional upset.
Laurel Steinberg, Ph.D. is an NYU and Johns Hopkins trained New York State Licensed Psychotherapist and Adjunct Columbia University Professor, who provides personalized and patient-tailored individual and couples therapy services specializing in Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness in order to provide family, relationship & couples counseling, including marriage counseling, divorce prevention, sex therapy, LGBTQ relationship & family counseling, polyamory relationship help, and infidelity counseling. Dr. Steinberg's work with individuals includes counseling for anxiety, depression, work performance issues, workplace relationship issues, psychosomatic/psychogenic pain (TMS/PPD) treatment/management, LGBTQ counseling, transgender therapy, and dating & relationship counseling, and her offices are located in Midtown, Manhattan and Great Neck, NY.
Laurel Steinberg, Ph.D. New York State Licensed Psychotherapist
Adjunct Asst. Professor - Columbia University
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