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Evidence-based practices (EBPs) are treatments that have been rigorously tested, stood the test of time, and proven to be the most effective at reducing symptoms and improving overall well-being. Dr. Markarian is a licensed clinical psychologist in NY and NJ, with over ten years of experience delivering evidence-based treatment.

Psychotherapy services are provided for adults and young adults age 17+ dealing with a range of concerns including:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioral outbursts

  • Suicidal thinking

  • Self-injury

  • Divorce Counseling

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma

  • Substance Abuse

  • Eating Disorders

  • Sleep issues

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Relationship Difficulties

  • Career Difficulties

  • Coping with life changes (e.g., relocation, graduation from school, marriage, death)

  • Stress Management

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) are both evidence-based practices.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an active, goal-oriented treatment.  The theory of CBT indicatesthat an individual's thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are all interrelated and that a change in one part of the trio can produce change in the other areas. Treatment is a collaborative effort between therapist and client, in which the client is supported to develop and maintain more adaptive behaviors and thoughts. CBT has been found to be effective at treating numerous psychological issues, such as anxiety, depression, and bipolar. To learn more read, What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy ?, at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies. 

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an intensive and integrated form of CBT focusing on helping clients manage behaviors and emotions which feel out-of-control at times. Dialectical thinking, at the core of DBT, indicates that clients must both accept themselves and be willing to change to achieve their targeted goals. Comprehensive DBT requires clients participate in individual therapy, skills training groups, and phone coaching. Research has determined that DBT is highly effective at treating a wide range of disorders and maladaptive behaviors, including chronic suicidality, self-harm,  impulsive behaviors, personality disorders, substance dependence, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and eating disorders. To learn more read, What is DBT?, at Behavioral Tech. 

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