I am Ilyse Dobrow DiMarco, Ph.D., a licensed clinical
psychologist who practices in New Jersey. I specialize in
cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for adults with anxiety
disorders. I have a sub-specialty in CBT for
fertility and pregnancy-related anxiety and mood problems. I hope this website will be a useful resource for anyone
interested in learning more about what CBT is and how to access it.
I've recently started blogging about anxiety, mood, and CBT.
Click here to check out my blog.
Thoughts on Therapy
The Importance of Rewarding Yourself
In CBT, we spend a lot of time talking about change and how
change can be achieved. However, it's also important to
recognize that change can be very difficult, especially when
you are attempting to overhaul longstanding patterns of
Hard work deserves to be rewarded. So be sure to reward
yourself for any changes you make, regardless of how small.
Be sure to pick appropriate rewards that are not connected
with the behavior you're trying to change (i.e. if your goal
is weight loss, don't reward yourself with food).
Even if you have a long way to go, don't forget to celebrate
how far you've already come.
In the News
The benefits of CBT
discusses the benefits of (and
misconceptions about) CBT. It also provides guidelines for
ensuring that your therapist uses evidence-based treatments.
The relationship between
anxiety and pregnancy
cites research dispelling the myth that anxiety during
pregnancy adversely affects the fetus.