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Glastonbury, CT 06033

About Dr. Cordier

Thomas Cordier, PhD, LPC, D-ICBT has been a Psychotherapist since 2002 and has helped thousands of individuals and families overcome behavioral health disorders using his treatment system.  Dr. Cordier is the Executive Director of American  Center for Cognitive Behavioral Treatment & Training, Founder of the Cordier Institute / American Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy & Training. Author of, Interpersonal Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treatment System, The 21st Century Recipe for Treatment Success, Nova Scientific 2016 (available Barnes & Nobel/Nova Publishing/Amazon).

​​​​​​Almost two decades ago, Dr. Cordier began his work in the Hospital Setting.Here he found the need to improve on the quality of mental health care. Treatment needed to produce long lasting results. Therapy is more than a good friend to talk to. When a patient leaves a therapy session, they want to continue to get better and stay feeling good. 

Dr. Cordier believes in cognitive behavioral therapy interventions and the work of the greats like Aaron Beck and Albert Ellis, but he believed that Cognitive-Behavioral methodology needed something more. He also believes in the work of Peter Salovey, John Mayer, and Daniel Goleman and the importance of Emotional Intelligence because as Peter Salovey states, "Emotions are processed differently than cognitions". 

Cordier believes that good therapy involves talking about your issues and utilizing good social skills in order to navigate one's journey through life and to get one's needs met. However, it is absolutely  crucial that individual's learn  to first  "put out the fire" that causes one's emotional and behavioral problems before mental health stability can be achieved. He also believes that it is imperative to understand how the brain works in relation to cognitions and emotions. Cordier states, "If we can visualize what is happening in our brains we can better control impulse and the miscommunications of neuropath-ways and the negative outcomes associated with these disruptions.  Therefore,  I-CBT is structured around the way the brain works in relation to human emotion and behaviors.

Dr. Cordier created a step by step "roadmap"  to treatment success. It  incorporates prominent evidence based treatments that have been proven over time to work.  After researching treatment efficacy, Dr. Cordier gathered "what he believed" were the worthiest treatment concepts  that Psychology  and Psychiatry offered and combined them into a  single solution that can be adapted to the majority of  behavioral health issues that  people face in the modern realm. He believes that consistency is essential.  Hence, I-CBT is a recipe that delivers treatment success and wellness to patients time and time again. 

Dr. Cordier trains his staff weekly to ensure treatment success. His clinicians thoroughly understand his theory and application so that their delivery is congruent and precise.  According to Dr. Cordier,  Learning this process entails work on both the clinician's and patient's part, but it is well worth the end result.  

Dr. Cordier also offers interpersonal cognitive behavioral Training for professionals and offers clinical staff training for large and small institutions and mental health programs. If you interested in bringing I-CBT to your location, please contact us at 860-430-5515.  


Mission Statement


The American Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy's (ACBT) mission is to globally set the standards of Evidence-Based Mental Health Treatment using Interpersonal Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (cognitive behavioral interventions), while helping as many people as possible.  Our growth and success have been founded on our clinical teams' dedication, expertise, experience, and excellent patient outcomes utilizing the I-CBT systems method. Our goal is to continue to refine our quality, expand our capabilities, increase our efficiency, and elevate the superior level of patient care we now provide to heighten the standard of excellence we have set in behavioral healthcare.