Dr. Beau Washington, PsyD is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado. Beau is a cognitive therapist, mood disorder researcher and healer.

Many years ago, he set out to understand resilience, why some people have the ability to stand up under stress and others become depressed or irritable. As a result, Beau developed a new cognitive model for depression and a cognitive model for addiction that aids in understanding mood disorders, making depression easier to conquer.

Everybody has stressors, it is how you interpret the stressors that make a difference. Self-talk is how we talk to ourselves. Everybody does it.  It’s called thinking. Cognitive distortions refer to those thoughts that are plausible but not correct or accurate.  In Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) the event is replayed over and over again.