Psycho education (skill building) blended with talk therapy

Our exclusive CBT program is now online!

We have moved our entire treatment program online! You can now experience all of our tools on a HIPPA compliant forum that allows individuals to access our exclusive therapy and tools such as whiteboards, workbooks, testing and of course our NECBT therapists.    

Treatment programs

Pediatric Program (ages 9- 12) - Parent particiaption required

Pediatric Program (ages 9- 12) - Parent particiaption required

Pediatric Program (ages 9- 12) - Parent particiaption required


Our children (10 - 11),     

onlTeen Program

Pediatric Program (ages 9- 12) - Parent particiaption required

Pediatric Program (ages 9- 12) - Parent particiaption required


 Our providers are masters at developing relationships with teenagers - especially online! Issues surrounding anxiety, depression,  video game addiction, depression, ADHD, Spectrum, overwhelming stress, panic attacks, social anxiety.  The teen's brain is not fully developed and does not always see things clearly.  Often teens have difficulty with impulses and managing all the pressures around them. 

ONline Young Adults

Pediatric Program (ages 9- 12) - Parent particiaption required

Middle Aged Programs


Being a young adult in today's world can be very stressful and overwhelming.  It is a time of many transitions, independence and self reliance. Many young adults struggle to find their way and after working with one of psychotherapist quickly start to feel better and more independent.  

Middle Aged Programs

High ACUITY (severe symptoms)

Middle Aged Programs


   Anxiety and depression are two conditions that don't just go away. Many people forget self care and the importance of managing their emotional health. PTSD, Trauma, ADHD, Bi-Polar and other challenges can be managed successfully. Our program is built to help people understand themselves better, learn to live in the moment and become excited about their future. 

   We also offer couples therapy that focuses on opening channels of communication as well as learning how to better mange their relationship. 

Older Adults

High ACUITY (severe symptoms)

High ACUITY (severe symptoms)


Retirement and adjusting to a new way of life can feel overwhelming and many feel they've lost their purpose. Sadly,  for many, the stigma of therapy  has prevented them from getting help for years. It's not okay to feel stressed or worried everyday, not getting sleep, feeling blue, or feeling irritable most of the time. If you are debating getting help,  think of it this way, would you let a broken arm go without treatment?  We promise therapy with us isn't just talking about what's bothering but giving you skills to help you manage better. Wouldn't it be nice to relax and live in the moment. 

High ACUITY (severe symptoms)

High ACUITY (severe symptoms)

High ACUITY (severe symptoms)


If you are taking multiple medications, you have been hospitalized (regardless of your age), your anxiety and depression is so bad you can't work, you have constant panic attacks, or worse you've considered taking your life. We consider these just some of the symptoms of high acuity situations. We can help and we've had a tremendous amount of success teaching people how to overcome their challenges.  

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Depression, anxiety, behavioral based disorders...

CBT has been demonstrated to be an effective treatment

CBT is widely used for depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social anxiety, adhd/add, phobias, eating disorders, and panic attacks. The skills you learn in CBT stay with you after the end of treatment! 

Located in East Hartford, CT and Tolland, CT

Therapy has to work.

Good therapy is organized, stays on track, teaches skills, treats you as part of the solution, and helps you get to your goal. If you've been in therapy for more than a year, and you still don't know how to manage your mental health issue, you need to re-think your therapy. 

A true biopsychosocial model...

Good mental health is more than thinking positive...

Since 2003, NECBT has been the leader and innovator in proven CBT based services providing training, clinical psychological services, and life coaching using the NECBT method. 

Results matter.

Treatment scoring is essential to track your progress

Each individual's experience is tracked in order to determine optimal outcomes and prepares individuals for graduation from our program.  

Neuro Emotive Cognitive behavioral therapy Program

Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths by using the clinically proven NECBT treatment model. We achieve this by providing you with a highly trained and experienced psychotherapist which is licensed or license eligible. In our safe space, we will listen to your concerns and teach you clinically proven life skills that can change your existing negative thoughts and behaviors and replace them with new automatic thoughts in order to open your world.  Our treatment programs are customized to you and can help you overcome your difficulties.  

We offer one of the best treatments for teenage depression, and we are considered one of the best anxiety treatment centers in the nation. In addition, our cognitive behavioral therapy program for children and adolescents is highly successful with our exclusive parent training program that can change the entire dynamic of the family.  

Common Questions & Answers

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an umbrella term for evidence-based treatment that involves helping patients/clients change their thoughts. Many types of models fall under the CBT category such as Cognitive Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT.  The CBT model that is used at the American Center for Cognitive Behavioral Training is called Neuro Emotive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, considered the "new school of thought" in CBT due to its structured nature, it's a neurological model and corresponds a step by step self-help manual. 

How long is Cognitive Behavioral Treatment?

ACBT uses the NECBT method.  NECBT focuses on how the brain works, focuses on emotion and developing emotional intelligence and goes deeper than traditional "surface" CBT. Treatment for many lasts about 24 - 28 weeks. Please use this as an estimate, because treatment is focused on the individual's ability to start incorporating the skills into their lives.  The treatment combines talk therapy, strong therapeutic bond, and psycho-education delivered in a step by step process.  There is simply no way of telling just how long each person will take. However, less than 1% of our patients stay for longer than one year.  Treatment is based on how you work the program! 

Do you use CBT for children ?

Yes, as long as we have 100% parental compliance. However, with  younger children 9 and younger, we will work primarily with  parents to teach them interventions and tools to use within the household.  Depending on age and issue, we can craft the treatment plan that will have the most optimal outcomes for children and their families. 

Parent Training and Groups

You might have heard that our treatment involves three tiers: individual, groups, and Parent Empowerment Training. This program is for any child or teen and at times some young adults. Parents are taught the same skills as their children in addition to evidence based behavioral skills. The program requires commitment, but you will quickly see, especially if you have been to other private practices or treatment programs, why the program has had the success that it has. It is a short period of time that will provide you with life long skills that can dramatically improve your family's situation and your child's mental health. 

Is your program just a group?

No!  However, treatment does incorporate groups for children, adolescents and for some young adults. The emphasis for us is on individualized, private treatment sessions.  In our program, depending on your age and circumstance - you will have individual treatment, group and behavioral parent training (when working with children and teens - and sometimes young adults). Adults typically just have individual therapy. When you call the office, we can give you a really good idea of what your treatment will most likely consist of, provide you estimates for out of pocket costs - please keep in mind that it is not a guarantee of costs or treatment plan as it is the psychotherapist that will create and conduct the treatment plan. Our I-CBT consultants can only provide you general details. 

Can I come in to see if I am going to like the Psychotherapist

You may come in to see if you like your therapist. However,  the first time you meet with one of our psychotherapists we start the assessment and billing process. You are free to drop out of the program at any time. If for some reason you and your psychotherapist don't click, we may place you with another provider. However, it is rarely the case. We don't place our providers on the website because our trained certified NECBT consultants will place you with a clinical therapist and a time period based on your need. Unlike other private practices, our therapists are highly trained in the NECBT treatment model and work as a team. Providers are trained and tested before treating any patients and typically have 5 - 20 years of clinical treatment experience prior to working for NECBT. 

Difficult Roads often lead to beautiful destinations!

Stop anxiety and depression from stopping you.

Stop in to see us during normal business hours!   We love to answer questions about the Interpersonal Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program for Anxiety Treatment and Depression Treatment. Near the RT 2 exit for easy access from Hebron, Marlborough Colechester and easy access from RT 3 for  West Hartford, Rocky Hill, Newington, Southington. Easy access from East Hartford, Vernon, Tolland, Manchester, Bloomfield, Enfield, Windsor Locks

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American Center for Cognitive Behavioral Training,

111 Founders Plaza, 354 Pitkin St, East Hartford, Connecticut 06108, United States

860-345-6900 /


Open today

09:00 am – 05:00 pm

Mon-Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday:  10am - 4pm (clinical assessments by appt. only)    

 Sat by appointment only
Closed Sunday



How will i know when i'm ready to end treatment

We strive to reach each individual's goals in a timely manner.  We believe that good therapy shouldn't require treatment for years and years and we believe that when you learn the skills you are equipped to be your own therapist (to some degree).  However, when it comes to clinical treatment with us, years and years is not an option. Patients are ready to graduate when they feel better and have incorporated the skills into their daily life.   Graduation is when an individual no longer needs to rely on our services and have mastered the skills and techniques that can help them stay "feeling good." 

How much do you cost?

Yes, it does sound expensive, we offer one of the best programs ever designed. However, relatively speaking, our programs cost much less and is more effective than most programs.  Some programs charge as much as $5000- $20,000 (upfront) depending on duration, with outcomes not as strong as ours.  We use pay as you go, the individual sessions are heavily discounted (compare - $150 - $225 per session for a cbt specialist). In many cases, insurance will cover a portion of treatment. We accept Medicaid, Anthem, Cigna to help offset costs.

Why don't you take Aetna, UBH products (oxford health, ct care) or TriCare?

We do not take these insurances because of the numerous hassles and our limited staff. We have a small support staff. If we had a larger staff we could easily take their insurance but our program cost would have to increase to cover the cost of the staff and the very low compensation they provide per clinical session.   In addition, each of these insurance companies, Tricare in particular delays payments up to 90 days. In order to provide you with the highest quality of service and keep our rates down, we elected to keep these insurances at a bay. These insurance companies also reimburse us at a fraction of the cost of the services provided. We use Medicaid reimbursement rates to determine the cost of our services for out of pocket fees. 

What makes this different than other therapy?

Our therapy has a 90% success rate, this is because each therapist uses a very specific therapy model to help their patients. Most therapists use an "eclectic approach" - or relies heavily on "talk therapy".  Our goal is teach how to become your own therapist and not have to rely on therapy for your entire life. Our therapy is organized and goal orientated.  

Fees VS cost of insurance

Your insurance covers your "Face to Face" time only. The fees for the program are separate. We charge a $50.00 monthly program fee in addition to the individual session, group or parent training. This fee keeps the cost of our entire program down. Rather than pay for it separately, the entire programs cost is shared among the participants of the program.  We do not charge for the program in advance because we stand by our work and you can leave  at anytime without feeling like you have to finish because you paid such a large payment. 

Why aren't you a "non-Profit"?

If we were a non-profit we would have to stick to specific agendas of the grant that is providing money and we would be forced to go by the guidelines of the grant limiting us to their agendas. Their agendas always look good on paper and mean well, but they often create programs that do not have the substance to provide the outcomes that they desire  - the focus becomes grant founding and how to get the next grant, not how do we find the most successful outcomes for individuals. These are two very different goals.  Our one and only agenda is to provide the best and most progressive services to maintain our 90% statistical outcome for our services.  If we were only interested in making money, we would go the non-profit route. The quality of our health care and the improvement of our healthcare system is contingent on the ability to innovate - this is one of our greatest privileges as American Citizens.  However, when you have a large organization that is top heavy, then the needs of the individuals often go unheard or attended.  You are free to go to a non-profit and you will quickly see the difference in the quality of care. Are you a number in a statistic supporting a grant or are you an individual that deserves the most progressive treatment because you need to move forward in life.  We learned early on how to stick to our own standards of quality with authentic outcomes. Our mission is to move mental health forward - your mental health. 

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