Adult Patient Services

Adult Patient Services

Cognitive Therapy is a brand of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) with a long standing history of research support, founded by Aaron T. Beck, M.D, who was recently recognized as one of the most influential therapists of all time. CBT asserts that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are all mutually influenced by each other. Taking a look at and challenging problematic thought patterns and beliefs through the well researched and scientifically validated methods of CBT can help those struggling with anxiety, depression, and more! We also look at behaviors and utilize a large repertoire of effective techniques, such as problem solving, coping skills, goal settings, and step by step exposure to feared situations in order to overcome emotional distress.

It is important to note that while many identify themselves as cognitive behavior therapists, few are actually well trained and/or credentialed in CBT. Under the direction of Dr. Constance Salhany, all of the clinicians at Emmaus/Cognitive Therapy of Staten Island offer state-of-the-art evidenced-based treatment, thus providing authentic CBT to their patients.

What we treat:

  • OCD and OCD Spectrum Issues
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Phobia
  • Misophonia
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (excessive worry)
  • Phobias (heights, elevators, flying, bugs, Emetophobia or fear of vomit, etc.)
  • Blood and Needle Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Trichotillomania (hair pulling)
  • Dermatillomania (skin picking)
  • Body Dysmorphic Disorder (excessive concern about appearance)
  • Stress
  • Health Anxiety (Illness Anxiety)
  • Adjustment Issues (e.g. adjustment to disability)
  • Dealing with Medical Diagnoses
  • Chronic Over-thinking or Ruminations
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Grief
  • Perfectionism
  • Procrastination
  • Indecisiveness
  • Unassertiveness
  • Self-criticism
  • Negative Thinking Styles
  • Fear of Failure
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Fear of Public Speaking
  • Problems with Motivation
  • Problems in Reaching Personal Goals

Services we offer include:

  • Individual treatment
  • Biofeedback
  • Upon occassion we offfer groups with specific focus such as, bereavement and coping with medical issues
  • Skills based therapy groups
  • Sub-specialty for those who desire therapy with a Christian worldview
  • Evaluations for bariatric procedures (pre-surgical clearance)
  • Comprehensive evaluations and diagnostics
  • Consultation
  • Sub specialty for those who desire Cognitive Behavior Therapy with a Catholic/Christian world view or anthropology

Call us at 347-273-1290 to make your appointment today