- DR. LUANA MARQUES
- Speaking Engagements
The goal of my private practice is to provide empirically-supported, state-of-the-art, cognitive and behavioral treatment (CBT).
My personal philosophy is to teach you the skills necessary to overcome your emotional difficulties in the shortest appropriate time frame.
The main goal of my practice is to empower individuals to overcome their emotional difficulties by relying on CBT strategies. Therapy will begin with a comprehensive assessment, which will allow us to collaboratively generate a treatment plan catered to your unique needs. While CBT is a short-term treatment approach, treatment length will vary depending upon the services required.
CBT is a blend of two therapies: cognitive therapy (CT) and behavioral therapy. CT focuses on a how a person’s thoughts and beliefs influence his or her moods and actions, and aims to help change a person’s thinking patterns to be more adaptive and healthy. Behavioral therapy focuses on a person’s actions and aims to change unhealthy behavior patterns.
CBT requires that both patient and therapist are actively involved in the change process. The therapist helps the patient learn how to identify unhelpful thinking patterns, recognize and change inaccurate beliefs, relate to others in more positive ways, and change behaviors accordingly.
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“Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for your support and expert care over the past 18 months. I wanted to let you know how much your availability, expertise and ability to be both frank and compassionate helped us move forward as a family. On a personal level, I’m thankful to have added new cognitive behavioral strategies to my repertoire, finding they enable me to respond with greater discernment and wisdom. I feel more confident of my role within our family, understanding better how to communicate, listen and yet also hold my own within the dynamics of our unit. These are all things to be thankful for and I know they are a result of our willingness to all work hard under your tremendous guidance and support.”View all
“Thank you again for your help and support with changing my life for the better in ways I didn’t think were possible. I can’t thank you enough for all you have done to help me work through my PTSD. You are an amazing person and Doctor. Thank you again for everything.”View all
“Dr. Marques, I would say that my favorite thing about you is the fact that with great professionalism and a smile on your face, you have a magical way of leading patients through a very dark journey to the other side of their life. You yourself are willing to stick your neck out and demand of the patience some tough challenges that you know are necessary to get to the other side to real authentic relationships with themselves, families, colleagues and friends. You stay very objective, open, and on track to make all this happen in a timely way. “View all
“We worked with Dr. Marques over the past year and she is completely AMAZING on every dimension. She was able to help our child recover from traumatic events which could have scarred her for life. Dr. Marques’ brilliant insights, disciplined and focused (yet flexible) methodology and totally caring and engaged approach achieved miracles. In addition, during that period she was INCREDIBLE at helping us first hold together, and then deeply strengthen both our marriage and parenting! Our gratitude is impossible to fully express. Since then, we have referred other friends to her, and in every situation they have reported back that it is the greatest gift we could ever have given!”View all
It is only human to worry about problems in our
lives - but for some, obsessing for weeks and months,
avoiding social events and situations due to feelings
of panic can become a regular part of our lives. If any
of these describe you or a loved one, then you or they
may be almost anxious.
Dr. Marques discusses Almost Anxious on MyFox Boston
Dr. Marques discusses managing anxiety in the new year