Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of talk therapy that focuses on solving problems in a short amount of time. A core belief is the way a person thinks about events — rather than the events themselves – is what leads to their feelings and actions. In other words, if you can change a problematic thought, you can change the related feelings, and behaviors.

There are many forms of talk therapy that focus on past events, however, CBT prefers to work in the here and now. Consequently, in therapy you’ll explore current situations and your related thoughts, feelings, and actions. Because of this, your therapist will challenge you not only to change your behaviors, but also to question the related negative thoughts and feelings.

CBT is Effective

CBT was founded in the 1960s and has significant support from scientific studies. For example, research shows that it works well for people of all ages and can be effective both in person and online therapy sessions. Further, cognitive behavior therapy helps people make changes in a fairly short amount of time — generally between 5-20 sessions.

Above all, CBT can address several common mental health issues, including:

CBT Techniques

Cognitive behavioral therapy is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. For instance, CBT sessions are structured so that you focus on specific goals in each session. Because of this, each and every session is productive.

With CBT, you’ll be able to shift the thoughts that impact your emotions and behavior. This referred to as cognitive reconstructing.

Further, CBT uses a wide range of techniques, such as:

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

Getting Started

In conclusion, most people who have specific concerns about how they act and how they feel can benefit from CBT. We would be happy to schedule a free phone consult with you to talk about how we can help.



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