Downtown CBT

Stephen Grimes, LCSW

I am a Certified Cognitive Therapist (CBT) located in NoHo, downtown New York City. I have worked successfully worked with many patients with anxiety, depression, and phobias. I have also have experience working with OCD and phobias.

Intrusive Thoughts

Intrusive Thoughts are one of the little talked about phenomenons everyday life. We all have them. Thoughts of doing something weird. Or doing something dangerous. The thought of someone we know getting badly hurt, or of ourselves being in a terrible accident. Where intrusive thoughts tend to be problematic is when we assign meanings to them. "Because I had this thought of stabbing someone that means I must really want to do it". "Because pictured some unusual sexual scene; that must mean I'm a deviant". Intrusive thoughts are one of my favorite things to work on using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) techniques. Here's a link to a 35 minute podcast which gives some really great insight into how much pain an intrusive thought can cause. If you're struggling with intrusive thoughts and would like to work on them, please contact me.