Specializing in Children, Adolescents & Adults

Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Founding Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy

Dr. Toni McMillan, Ph.D.,

licensed clinical psychologist, has a private practice in Manassas Virginia.  Dr. McMillan received her training in Cognitive Therapy (CT) from the Aaron Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research (www.beckinstitute.org) in 1991, and remains an active member of the Association for Cognitive Therapists.  Dr. McMillan provides Cognitive therapy treatment to children, adolescents and adults with a variety of problems, including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive issues, as well as providing counseling for relationships.
Dr.McMillan is a member of the Academy of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC). She provides high conflict resolution for families embroiled in child custody disputes.

COGNITIVE THERAPY

Cognitive therapy is a significant breakthrough in treatment and prevention of depression and anxiety.  Developed by Aaron T. Beck, M.D. at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, it is a short-term, problem-focused approach which can produce rapid symptomatic improvement and increase people’s control over their thoughts, feelings and behaviors.  Cognitive therapy has received wide support as an effective evidence-based treatment for depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders, and others. In addition, studies indicate that cognitive therapy reduces symptoms of depression as rapidly as antidepressant medication and results in a much lower relapse rate.

HOW COGNITIVE THERAPY WORKS

Cognitive therapy views emotional problems as influenced by negative or extreme thought patterns.  These patterns have become so habitual that they are experienced as automatic and go unnoticed by the individual.  While in treatment, patients are taught how to uncover these negative patterns and how to replace them with more adaptive ways of viewing life events.  Through this process, patients learn self-help techniques that can produce rapid symptom shifts, solve current life problems, and improve self-esteem.

ADVANTAGES OF COGNITIVE THERAPY

Cognitive therapy includes a variety of features which accelerate the process of change. Four of the most effective features include:

 

DIRECTIONS

Office
6202 Ramblewood Trail
Manassas, VA 20112
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A Counseling Place
12872 Harbor Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
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Office 703-497-0901
Fax 703-490-5133

Email tonimcmillan15@gmail.com

 

 

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