Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a short-term, solution-oriented form of treatment that addresses numerous problematic conditions. CBT aims to modify disruptive behaviors, emotions, and thoughts through a process of inquiry that explores whether our perceptions of reality are accurate, and if not, to choose new means of engagement.

CBT is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how they will feel. Once this ability to see perceptions is developed, you can then choose your response to any circumstance or event.

CBT can help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Persistent pain
  • Eating disorders
  • Marital problems
  • 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 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Some CBT techniques include:

  • Challenging beliefs
  • Journaling
  • Relaxation
  • Mindfulness
  • Social, physical, and thinking exercises
  • And at times, the most beneficial skill is to slow down and decide how to react.

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 treatment is focused on each session’s goal(s), ensuring that 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 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help you.