Are you Suffering from any of these symptoms as a result of Tinnitus? Free 15 Min Consultation.

    Mild to severe anxiety
    Insomnia
    Triggered fight or flight

  Depression
  Negative thinking
  Crying spells

  Hopelessness
  Suicidal thoughts
  Ringing in the ears

    Do you feel your family and friends don’t understand?
    Are you growing more isolated?
    Do you feel like life will never be the same?
    Are you refraining from activities that you enjoy?
    Are you fearful of losing your job?
    Do you find that your thoughts tend to be negative?

If you answered yes to 3 or more of these questions or symptoms, then we can help.
You may be a candidate for Tinnitus Cognitive Retraining Therapy, or TCRT.  Stephen Geller Katz, LCSW-R, with over 20 years of clinical experience, a New York University graduate, developed Tinnitus Cognitive Retraining Therapy and founded Tinnitus Cognitive Center in response to the growing number of Tinnitus sufferers coming to his private practice. He discovered that by helping people to retrain and reinterpret the thoughts around their Tinnitus, anxiety and depression symptoms began to improve. But even more important so did the Tinnitus.

Call us at (646) 213-2321 for a FREE consultation.


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Category Archives: Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Tinnitus

What is Cognitive Retraining Therapy

tinnitus-cognitive-retraining-therapy-01Tinnitus is uncurable but cognitive retraining therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy can help. Stephen Geller Katz has 20 years of clinical experience, creating the Tinnitus Cognitive Retraining Therapy and the Tinnitus Cognitive Center to combat the growing number of people suffering from this condition.

How does Tinnitus impact emotional health?

Fifty percent of Tinnitus sufferers experience emotional health problems. These issues are as small as frustration and as large as clinical depression. The condition may even lead to phobias related to sound.

The wide variety of problems greatly impact the quality of life. Negative thoughts lead to a vicious cycle which deepens if left unchecked and furthers the symptoms, in turn worsening thoughts.

What is cognitive retraining therapy?

Once damaged, the cilia and nerve in the ear are irreparable. However, this type of therapy works by training the brain to reinterpret objective and subjective feedback that causes symptoms to flare. Over time, you can learn to cope with these issues with this compensatory treatment.

By targeting core beliefs and the intermediate thoughts leading to dangerous reactions, cognitive training therapy allows you to deal with flare-ups. In targeting the intermediate thoughts and core beliefs surrounding Tinnitus, this therapy treats responses to the symptoms.

What are the goals of Tinnitus Cognitive Retraining Therapy?

cognitive-retraining-therapy-for-tinnitus-symptoms-nyc-expert-03The long-term effects of allowing a cognitive disorder to deepen are devastating. For people suffering from Tinnitus, this includes a cycle related to depression, anxiety, and the quality of life. Studies linked heightened levels of job anxiety to the condition.

Altering the constant negative thoughts related to this condition reduces related levels of anxiety and depression. The parts of the brain linked to the fight or flight and fear are trained to better cope with Tinnitus symptoms. A series of exercises and strategies aim to allow people to think around the phantom noises and activity related to Tinnitus.

In dealing with the thoughts, beliefs, and reactions to Tinnitus, symptoms may improve. Education, cognitive therapy, relaxation training, and exposure targeting the cycle which worsens flare-ups helps decrease related issues.

Are cognitive retraining therapies proven?

Cognitive treatments are effective in dealing with Tinnitus. The past sixteen years have seen a growing awareness of Tinnitus. The brain activity of sufferers provides the basis for the most promising discoveries. MRI research found that the areas interpreting sound and causing fearful emotions were highly active in people who complain of having the condition’s symptoms.

steven-geller-katz-lcsw-nyc-tinnitus-specialist-02

Cognitive therapy is based on a platform where a situation, the phantom noise related to Tinnitus, is evaluated as a danger and leads to behavioral, emotional, and psychological consequences. Core beliefs such as a fear of losing your job lead to intermediate thoughts and automatic reactions. Studies in the Korean Journal of Audiology and by a wide variety of researchers found that targeting the intermediate thoughts and core beliefs helped alleviate symptoms.

Our clients report making significant gains in dealing with their symptoms. Still, since each person’s case is unique, it is important not to assume that improvements in training exercises lead directly to an increase in quality of life. Aftercare is crucial to this therapy as licensed professionals attempt to transfer your new skills to everyday life settings.

 The Tinnitus Cognitive Center deploys a revolutionary cognitive therapy for Tinnitus suffers. Schedule a meeting to find out just what is cognitive retraining therapy.

Call Steven Geller Katz LCSW at (646) 213-2321 today.

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References

Heid, Markham. How is Tinnitus Going to Affect My Life? Possible Complications to Be Aware Of.(2018, July 10). Retrieved from https://www.everydayhealth.com/tinnitus/how-tinnitus-going-affect-my-life-possible-complications-aware/

Jun, Hyung and Park, Moo Kyun. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus: Evidence and Efficacy. (2013, 17 December). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3936550/

Reidel, David et al. The influence of tinnitus acceptance on the quality of life and psychological distress in patients with chronic tinnitus. (2015, October 17). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4900501/

Tinnitus. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/symptoms-causes/syc-20350156

 

Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Tinnitus

cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-tinnitus-01Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is great for people struggling with unhelpful thought patterns but even more so it can help you to take control of your feelings towards tinnitus. It was initially designed for people dealing with pain, depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. Instead of experiencing it as something that is hurting you or will bring you to ruin, you can see it as a part of you. Somedays may be harder than others but all in all, you can conquer this. CBT helps for you to retrain the way you think and experience feelings instead of making you a victim. The goal of CBT is to make you the victor.

It takes time and practice to incorporate CBT into your life without thinking about it, but until then you’ll probably have to remind yourself. A sign that you need to practice CBT is if you start to worry and fret about the future of your hearing abilities or various other worries. Instead of a worrying, focus on better other parts of your life and this too will fall into place. CBT has been proven to improve mental health and self-confidence. There is still a lot of research being done on it but from what we know so far, this is a very helpful form of therapy. It benefits anyone that wishes to partake in it.

All in all, CBT is all about taking power over how you feel and how you handle feelings. If you have a very negative outlook on life, that shapes everything in your life after that point.

cognitive-behavioral-therapy-info-treatment-specialist-nyc-02CBT helps you to take a step back and look at your thoughts and gauge whether they are valid or appropriate. A lot of time we react to things based on negative perceptions that we have attached to said thing. It is always best to step back and look at the good and bad of every situation and learn how to make your experience more positive.

CBT does not influence the tinnitus itself, but it helps you to react better to it. Instead of freaking out, you can learn to embrace the discomfort with a calm and nonjudgmental mind. It will take time, but it can be accomplished. It is best to clear your mind and take deep breathes when you feel a strong onslaught of emotions. It can be very daunting when the ringing increases or you if you have pulsatile tinnitus it can be very frightening but practicing CBT will help you to think logically in the middle of your pain and discomfort.

Instead of feeling distraught you can turn the feeling into gratefulness. Make peace with where you are in life and you can also focus on all the good that is taking place in your present reality. CBT helps you to embrace your reality and accept that pain and discomfort are a part of life and that’s okay. CBT is an excellent choice for those who fall into a mindset of doom and gloom when their tinnitus gets louder. Just know that you are okay, and things will improve if your mindset improves.

Contact us today at 646-213-2321 to schedule an appointment to treat your tinnitus. We can help you on your way to improving your life and mindset.

 

Category Archives: Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Tinnitus

What is Cognitive Retraining Therapy

tinnitus-cognitive-retraining-therapy-01Tinnitus is uncurable but cognitive retraining therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy can help. Stephen Geller Katz has 20 years of clinical experience, creating the Tinnitus Cognitive Retraining Therapy and the Tinnitus Cognitive Center to combat the growing number of people suffering from this condition.

How does Tinnitus impact emotional health?

Fifty percent of Tinnitus sufferers experience emotional health problems. These issues are as small as frustration and as large as clinical depression. The condition may even lead to phobias related to sound.

The wide variety of problems greatly impact the quality of life. Negative thoughts lead to a vicious cycle which deepens if left unchecked and furthers the symptoms, in turn worsening thoughts.

What is cognitive retraining therapy?

Once damaged, the cilia and nerve in the ear are irreparable. However, this type of therapy works by training the brain to reinterpret objective and subjective feedback that causes symptoms to flare. Over time, you can learn to cope with these issues with this compensatory treatment.

By targeting core beliefs and the intermediate thoughts leading to dangerous reactions, cognitive training therapy allows you to deal with flare-ups. In targeting the intermediate thoughts and core beliefs surrounding Tinnitus, this therapy treats responses to the symptoms.

What are the goals of Tinnitus Cognitive Retraining Therapy?

cognitive-retraining-therapy-for-tinnitus-symptoms-nyc-expert-03The long-term effects of allowing a cognitive disorder to deepen are devastating. For people suffering from Tinnitus, this includes a cycle related to depression, anxiety, and the quality of life. Studies linked heightened levels of job anxiety to the condition.

Altering the constant negative thoughts related to this condition reduces related levels of anxiety and depression. The parts of the brain linked to the fight or flight and fear are trained to better cope with Tinnitus symptoms. A series of exercises and strategies aim to allow people to think around the phantom noises and activity related to Tinnitus.

In dealing with the thoughts, beliefs, and reactions to Tinnitus, symptoms may improve. Education, cognitive therapy, relaxation training, and exposure targeting the cycle which worsens flare-ups helps decrease related issues.

Are cognitive retraining therapies proven?

Cognitive treatments are effective in dealing with Tinnitus. The past sixteen years have seen a growing awareness of Tinnitus. The brain activity of sufferers provides the basis for the most promising discoveries. MRI research found that the areas interpreting sound and causing fearful emotions were highly active in people who complain of having the condition’s symptoms.

steven-geller-katz-lcsw-nyc-tinnitus-specialist-02

Cognitive therapy is based on a platform where a situation, the phantom noise related to Tinnitus, is evaluated as a danger and leads to behavioral, emotional, and psychological consequences. Core beliefs such as a fear of losing your job lead to intermediate thoughts and automatic reactions. Studies in the Korean Journal of Audiology and by a wide variety of researchers found that targeting the intermediate thoughts and core beliefs helped alleviate symptoms.

Our clients report making significant gains in dealing with their symptoms. Still, since each person’s case is unique, it is important not to assume that improvements in training exercises lead directly to an increase in quality of life. Aftercare is crucial to this therapy as licensed professionals attempt to transfer your new skills to everyday life settings.

 The Tinnitus Cognitive Center deploys a revolutionary cognitive therapy for Tinnitus suffers. Schedule a meeting to find out just what is cognitive retraining therapy.

Call Steven Geller Katz LCSW at (646) 213-2321 today.

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References

Heid, Markham. How is Tinnitus Going to Affect My Life? Possible Complications to Be Aware Of.(2018, July 10). Retrieved from https://www.everydayhealth.com/tinnitus/how-tinnitus-going-affect-my-life-possible-complications-aware/

Jun, Hyung and Park, Moo Kyun. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Tinnitus: Evidence and Efficacy. (2013, 17 December). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3936550/

Reidel, David et al. The influence of tinnitus acceptance on the quality of life and psychological distress in patients with chronic tinnitus. (2015, October 17). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4900501/

Tinnitus. (2018). Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/tinnitus/symptoms-causes/syc-20350156

 

Cognitive Therapy for the Treatment of Tinnitus

cognitive-behavioral-therapy-for-tinnitus-01Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is great for people struggling with unhelpful thought patterns but even more so it can help you to take control of your feelings towards tinnitus. It was initially designed for people dealing with pain, depression, anxiety, and other mental disorders. Instead of experiencing it as something that is hurting you or will bring you to ruin, you can see it as a part of you. Somedays may be harder than others but all in all, you can conquer this. CBT helps for you to retrain the way you think and experience feelings instead of making you a victim. The goal of CBT is to make you the victor.

It takes time and practice to incorporate CBT into your life without thinking about it, but until then you’ll probably have to remind yourself. A sign that you need to practice CBT is if you start to worry and fret about the future of your hearing abilities or various other worries. Instead of a worrying, focus on better other parts of your life and this too will fall into place. CBT has been proven to improve mental health and self-confidence. There is still a lot of research being done on it but from what we know so far, this is a very helpful form of therapy. It benefits anyone that wishes to partake in it.

All in all, CBT is all about taking power over how you feel and how you handle feelings. If you have a very negative outlook on life, that shapes everything in your life after that point.

cognitive-behavioral-therapy-info-treatment-specialist-nyc-02CBT helps you to take a step back and look at your thoughts and gauge whether they are valid or appropriate. A lot of time we react to things based on negative perceptions that we have attached to said thing. It is always best to step back and look at the good and bad of every situation and learn how to make your experience more positive.

CBT does not influence the tinnitus itself, but it helps you to react better to it. Instead of freaking out, you can learn to embrace the discomfort with a calm and nonjudgmental mind. It will take time, but it can be accomplished. It is best to clear your mind and take deep breathes when you feel a strong onslaught of emotions. It can be very daunting when the ringing increases or you if you have pulsatile tinnitus it can be very frightening but practicing CBT will help you to think logically in the middle of your pain and discomfort.

Instead of feeling distraught you can turn the feeling into gratefulness. Make peace with where you are in life and you can also focus on all the good that is taking place in your present reality. CBT helps you to embrace your reality and accept that pain and discomfort are a part of life and that’s okay. CBT is an excellent choice for those who fall into a mindset of doom and gloom when their tinnitus gets louder. Just know that you are okay, and things will improve if your mindset improves.

Contact us today at 646-213-2321 to schedule an appointment to treat your tinnitus. We can help you on your way to improving your life and mindset.

 

Tinnitus Cognitive Center

Stephen Geller Katz, LCSW-R
19 West 34th Street
Penthouse Floor
New York, NY 10001


Call today for a consultation
646-213-2321