Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which has been shown through more than 300 well-controlled clinical trials and at least 269 meta-analyses to be an effective treatment for a wide range of conditions, is based on the notion that our thoughts influence our emotions and our actions. By changing our thought patterns, deeply held beliefs, and unhelpful behavioral habits, we can indirectly change our feelings and improve the quality of our lives. For example, if a person thought that they were no good, always destined to fail, they would likely feel depressed, and would probably avoid challenging situations. Conversely, if a person believed that they were capable of managing stressful situations, they would feel encouraged and would face challenges head-on. Cognitive therapy helps people to change their thought patterns and engage in new ways of acting more effectively in the world.
Fees and Information
- Initial session and assessment – $175 per 50-minute session
- Individual therapy or hypnosis – $175 per 50-minute session
- Couples or family therapy – $200 per 50-minute session
A substantial percentage of the cost of these services may be covered by your health insurance if you have out-of-network benefits.
Contact Dr. Eric Garland
Eric Garland, Ph.D., LCSW, is a licensed psychotherapist in Utah, an Approved Consultant from the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, a professional member of the National Association of Social Workers, and a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. He completed a fellowship in integrative medicine funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, where he conducted clinical research on mindfulness-oriented treatments for addiction, irritable bowel syndrome, and other stress- and pain-related conditions. In addition to providing counseling, Dr. Garland is a Professor in the University of Utah College of Social Work and Director of the Center on Mindfulness and Integrative Health Intervention Development, where he teaches cognitive-behavioral therapy and conducts clinical research on mindfulness-based interventions.