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Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy


Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy, as featured on the MTV True Life episode: “I Have Misophonia” premiering Friday, December 16th, 7:00 PM EST. See Clip >

Are you Suffering from any of these symptoms as a result of Misophonia? Call today for a Consultation.

  • Mild to severe anxiety
  • Rage or Anger
  • Triggered fight or flight
  • Depression
  • Negative thinking
  • Crying spells
  • Hopelessness
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Avoidance of people or places
Moderate to severe anxiety triggered by chewing sounds, including:
  • Nail clipping 
  • Brushing teeth
  • Eating sounds
  • Lip smacking
  • Breathing
  • Certain voices
  • Sniffing
  • Talking
  • Sneezing
  • Yawning
  • Walking
  • Coughing
  • Chewing gum
  • Laughing
  • Snoring
  • Typing on a keyboard
  • Whistling
  • Certain consonants

You may also be affected by visual stimuli, such as repetitive foot or body movements, fidgeting or movement you observe out of the corners of their eyes. 
Intense anxiety, rage and avoidant behavior may develop as a result of misophonia.

woman-misophonia* Do you feel your family and friends don’t understand how much you suffer?

* Do you often feel you can just suffer through a social event where there is eating present only to find that you must “escape” before you have a panic attack?

* Do you find that some people are at first understanding and make some efforts not to make the triggering sounds in front of you, but soon forget and constantly have to be reminded, causing you to feel angry, anxious and depressed?

* Are you avoiding social activities that you enjoy because of the misophonia?

* Are you fearful of losing your job and/or is the misophonia effecting your job performance?

If you answered yes to 3 or more of these questions or symptoms, then we can help.

You may be a candidate for Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy, or MCRT.

Stephen Geller Katz, LCSW-R, with over 20 years of clinical experience, a New York University graduate, developed Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy and founded Misophonia Cognitive Center™ in response to the growing number of people with Misophonia coming to his private practice from audiologists and ENTs. He discovered that by helping people to retrain and reinterpret the thoughts around their Misophonia, anxiety and depression symptoms began to improve. But even more important so did the Misophonic trigger response.

Call us at 646-585-2251 for a consultation.

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Cognitive Retraining Therapy: An Effective Treatment for Misophonia

What is cognitive retraining therapy, and is it an effective treatment for misophonia? Misophonia is a condition that causes a strong emotional response to certain sounds, commonly known as trigger sounds. This response can lead to feelings of anger, disgust, and anxiety, which can significantly impact daily life. While there is no cure for misophonia, Cognitive Retraining Therapy (CRT) is an effective treatment that can help individuals manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life. In this blog post, we will explore CRT and how it can help those struggling with misophonia.

Cognitive Retraining Therapy Treatment for Misophonia 2023

What is Cognitive Retraining Therapy?

CRT is a form of talk therapy that focuses on changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. In the context of misophonia, CRT can help individuals change their emotional responses to trigger sounds. This therapy works by identifying negative thoughts and emotions related to trigger sounds and challenging them.

During CRT sessions, individuals learn how to retrain their emotional response to trigger sounds through various techniques, such as cognitive restructuring, exposure therapy, and relaxation techniques. CRT is a highly effective treatment for misophonia, and studies have shown that it can lead to significant improvement in misophonic symptoms.

The Benefits of Cognitive Retraining Therapy for Misophonia

The benefits of CRT for misophonia are numerous, and include:

  • Improved Emotional Responses: CRT can help individuals learn how to retrain their emotional response to trigger sounds, reducing feelings of anger, disgust, and anxiety.
  • Improved Quality of Life: Misophonia can significantly impact an individual’s daily life, but CRT can help individuals manage their symptoms and improve their quality of life.
  • Effective Treatment: Studies have shown that CRT is a highly effective treatment for misophonia, with individuals experiencing significant improvement in their symptoms.

What to Expect During CRT Sessions

Misophonia Cognitive Retraining Therapy 2023During CRT sessions, individuals will work with a licensed therapist who specializes in treating misophonia. The therapist will guide the individual through various techniques, such as cognitive restructuring, exposure therapy, and relaxation techniques.

The length of CRT sessions can vary, but typically sessions last between 45-60 minutes. The number of sessions required will depend on the individual’s specific needs and the severity of their misophonia symptoms.

Cognitive Retraining Therapy for Misophonia: Conclusion

Misophonia can be a challenging condition to live with, impacting various areas of daily life. However, with the right treatment and support, individuals can learn to manage their symptoms effectively. At the MISOPHONIA COGNITIVE CENTER™, Stephen Geller Katz LCSW-R offers online CRT sessions for individuals struggling with misophonia.

If you or a loved one is struggling with misophonia, don’t hesitate to reach out to MISOPHONIA COGNITIVE CENTER™ for support. Contact us today to learn more about our services and schedule an appointment with Dr. Katz.

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