Open Enrollment for Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Depression Group (CBT-D)

Group Facilitator: Dr. Stephanie Cojocaru, Licensed Psychologist

Wednesday evenings (6:00pm-7:30pm) or Saturday mornings (10:00am-11:30am)

Frequency and Duration: Once a week for 12 weeks 

Cost: $50 per session or $600 for 12 weeks. You have the option to pay for session package upfront, or you can elect 3 monthly installments of $200. There is a 12-week commitment required. 

 This group is open to individuals 18 years of age and older, who have been experiencing any of the above-noted symptoms.

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group for Depression (CBT-D) 

CBT-D is an evidence-based treatment that consists of 12, 90-minute sessions, focusing on topics such as activity monitoring and scheduling, the cognitive model and cognitive restructuring, and relapse prevention for depression. This is a closed group, due to the comprehensive nature of this treatment, which is most effective when clients complete out of session homework assignments to increase skills utilization and generalization. Although this is a group that targets depressive disorders, research has demonstrated that it can be effective for individuals who present with other disorders (e.g., anxiety, trauma, phobias, personality, etc.) and/or comorbid conditions. 

 CBT-D is one of the gold-standard, highly recommended treatments for depression. It is a short-term psychotherapy (or “talk therapy”) used for treating symptoms of depression, which may include any of the following: 

  •  feeling sad, depressed, hopeless, or helpless 
  • lack of interest/pleasure in activities you once enjoyed 
  • feelings of worthlessness, guilt, or shame 
  • feelings of irritability or agitation 
  • difficulties with concentration and/or decision-making 
  • reduced energy or feeling fatigued 
  • changes in sleep or appetite

Goal of CBT-D: The overall goal of this group is to reduce your depression symptoms and help you feel better. We can help you achieve this by teaching you how to identify thoughts and feelings that contribute to your depression and skills for challenging those thoughts and feelings, as well as improve your quality of life by helping you to spend more time in pleasurable activities that can enhance your mood.

If you’re interested in participating in CBT-D, please call (727) 490-8811 for a free, initial telephone consultation.