Cognitive restructuring is a crucial component of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Cognitive restructuring refers to our ability to assess and challenge automatic negative thoughts that contribute to heightened distress. In part 3, we discuss challenging and reframing/replacing automatic negative thoughts.
Carlsbad Psychologists & Counselors
Now accepting clients in Carlsbad, Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff, Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Rancho Peñasquitos.
Who We Can Help
At Coronado Psych, we are committed to providing the highest quality mental health services to our community. Our team of expert clinicians specialize in providing therapy and counseling services to a wide range of clients, including:
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Our Dedication to You
At Coronado Psych, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality therapy and counseling services possible. We believe the best care comes from truly caring and compassionate experts who are highly skilled in tailoring evidence-based practices to meet your unique needs and goals.
Meet Our Clinicians
Meet Our Founder
Dr. Rika Tanaka is the founder of Coronado Psych, a private practice dedicated to providing the highest-quality psychological services to the community. Residents of Carlsbad and North County and access the same expert care, as Coronado Psych now offers services in the greater San Diego region.
Dr. Rika Tanaka has extensive experience working with young adults, adults, and seniors having difficulty with a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, life transitions, stress, grief, sleep, chronic health conditions, and more. She specializes in providing psychotherapy through telehealth, and is happy to be able to offer high-quality services to clients throughout California.
For more information about Coronado Psych, please feel free to explore our website, where you will find many posts written by Dr. Tanaka about psychotherapy and its many benefits to you.
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What Happens at the Initial Consultation?
Want to know more about a psychologist and how they can help you with your unique needs and goals? The initial consultation is your chance to ask these questions and learn more about how the provider you’re thinking of working with can help.
3 Goals of the Initial Consultation
• Learn about your therapist’s relevant experience
• Talk about your reasons for seeking therapy
• Understand more specifically how they can help you
What Happens at the Your First Session?
A first session with a new therapist can be a little intimidating. Learn more about what to expect during your first psychotherapy session so you can feel confident and get what you need.
3 Goals of the First Session
• Understand polices and give informed consent
• Share your symptoms and factors that influence your treatment plan
• Assess if you and the therapist are a good “fit”.
“I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Tanaka since 2013. I have observed first-hand her ability to provide expert psychological services carefully tailored to the individual needs of each client. She does so with the utmost warmth and empathy.
Dr. Tanaka is truly dedicated to providing the best service to her clients–which is evident in the overwhelmingly positive feedback provided by her clients. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a psychologist. San Diego is fortunate to have her as a mental health resource.”
Dr. Adrienne Kovacs, Ph.D.
Oregon Health & Science University
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