Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a psycho-social intervention. This aims to reduce symptoms of various mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety disorders.
Many health advancements have been made using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Recently, the American Diabetes Association (ADA) (diabetes.com) has seen that patients with type 1 and type 2 diabetes experienced a decrease in depressive symptoms. They also experienced an improvement in health related quality of life. Participants in study groups had a reduction in diabetes distress by the end of their final session. They also experienced continued improvement in symptoms for months following the study.
In my practice, not only do I work with patients with diabetes, I am also a member of the American Diabetes Association. I use a number of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) practices that have helped many of my patients to improve their quality of life. This improvement helps to reduce diabetes burnout, diabetes distress, and symptoms of anxiety and depression.
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If you have diabetes and are interested in addressing the psycho-social issues of diabetes, please reach out to me by calling 303-810.5275. You can also visit my contact page.
Rebekah C. Markheim, Psy.D., PLCC, she/her