Cognitive Therapy Center

of Long Island

TELEPHONE: 516-466-8485


For more than thirty years, Dr. Janet Klosko and Dr. William Sanderson have been co-directors of the Center. The therapy we do is positive and compassionate. We focus on helping you to learn new skills and to build on your strengths. For example, you might come to see us because you are too anxious or depressed to find a healthy love relationship or to reach your potential at work. We might ask you to observe your physical sensations, thoughts, and behavior whenever you become anxious or depressed. We help you learn skills to control your physical symptoms, challenge your negative thoughts and think more realistically, and behave in more constructive ways.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been shown to help many types of problems. It is appropriate for both adults and children. Scientific research has demonstrated that cognitive-behavioral therapy is an effective treatment for:

    • Depression

    • Anxiety problems such as panic attacks, chronic worry, post-traumatic stress, obsessive thinking, compulsive behavior, social anxiety, phobias

    • Eating disorders

    • Sexual problems

    • Physical problems related to stress, such as headaches, hypertension, or gastrointestinal problems

    • Insomnia

    • Self-control problems such as impulsiveness and procrastination

    • Lack of social skills or assertiveness

    • Relationship problems in individuals, couples, and families

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a method of psychotherapy that involves helping people to see how their thoughts and behaviors relate to the way they feel and how this might contribute to the problems they are experiencing. Because each individual is unique, treatment is individualized to each individual's presenting problem. However, in all cases we make use of various CBT treatment strategies (see below) to attempt to help the person resolve their problem and improve their functioning. CBT is goal-oriented, where the therapist and the client work together to develop goals and then develop a step-by-step plan to achieve those goals. While the therapist is responsible for developing and implementing the treatment plan, clients actively participate in treatment both within and between sessions (for example, clients are given task assignments to complete outside of the therapy sessions).


(Note. If you are in need of immediate treatment - call 911 - or go to your local hospital emergency room).