Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between their beliefs, thoughts, and feelings. Grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how they will feel and act in a given situation, CBT supports altering unhelpful patterns of behavior.
CBT can help with:
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance dependency
- Persistent pain
- Disordered eating
- Sexual issues
- Anger management issues
An evidenced-based treatment, research has displayed that most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to experience growth and change as a result of CBT.
With CBT you will 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:
- Challenging beliefs
- 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 session is productive and focused.
If you or someone you know would benefit from this direct and problem focused approach to therapy, please contact me today and we can begin to developing strategies together.