Why see Jamie M. Joseph, Ph.D. for Cognitive Behavioral / Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy?
Dr. Joseph is committed to advancing emotional well-being through the application of effective, short-term therapy with long-term results. Her specific guiding and treating philosophy is based on Cognitive Behavioral psychotherapy, specifically Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, or REBT.
REBT is an action-oriented psychotherapy that teaches individuals to examine their own thoughts, beliefs and actions, and replace those that are self-defeating with more life-enhancing alternatives. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a pioneering form of cognitive behavior therapy that was developed in 1955 by Albert Ellis, Ph.D., who is widely recognized as one of the most influential psychologists in modern history. Dr. Ellis was a mentor, teacher, supervisor, and philosophical advisor to Dr. Joseph, who had the wonderful experience and opportunity to train and work with him at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York City. Today, as a result of this training and background, Dr. Joseph helps adults, couples, children, adolescents, families, and groups to apply these principles to their own life and circumstances and thus navigate the path of their lives more efficiently, effectively, and productively.