Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and frees them from unhelpful patterns of behavior.
CBT is grounded in the idea that it is our perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how we will feel and act in response. When we increase awareness of the ways that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors influence one another, and learn methods to evaluate the accuracy and helpfulness of our thoughts, we see positive changes in mood and the actions we choose in life.
CBT can help with:
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance use issues
- 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 cognitive behavioral therapy.
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:
- Challenging beliefs
- Social, physical and thinking exercises
Cognitive behavioral therapy is 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 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.