Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a way of focusing on the cognitive processes that produce feelings. This approach helps by changing a person’s behavior and attitudes with a deeper understanding of thoughts, images, beliefs, and attitudes. The treatment is customized for each person with regard to differences in personalities and specific needs.

With a deeper understanding of personal cognition and its relationship to behavior, a person can change their lives through changing the way they think.

Increasing mindfulness with regard to conscious thought and interrupting automatic negative thoughts can lead clients into a healthier outlook and better understanding of their power over their future reactions.

This therapy has been proven effective in preventing relapse in clients with depression and anxiety. It has also been proven to aid clients with a variety of other psychological problems.

Your therapist will be educating you on the techniques and strategies that will help in handling future situations. Equipping clients with these tools give CBT the power for self-motivated emotional and psychological healing.

CBT can help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance dependency
  • Persistent pain
  • Disordered eating
  • Sexual issues
  • Anger management issues

Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to reap the benefits of CBT. If any of the above issues resonate with you, I encourage you to try CBT.

With CBT, you’ll be able to adjust the thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior. This adjustment process is referred to as cognitive reconstructing, which happens through different CBT techniques.

Some CBT techniques are:

  • Journaling
  • Challenging beliefs
  • Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Social, physical and thinking exercises

Cognitive behavioral therapy is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. CBT sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive.

If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, please contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.