Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings; and free themselves from unhelpful patterns of behavior.

CBT is grounded in the belief that a person’s perception of events—rather than the events themselves—determines how he or she will feel and act in response.

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 benefits from CBT. If any of the above issues resonate with you, I encourage you to try this type of therapy.

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

Some CBT techniques are:

  • Journaling
  • Challenging beliefs
  • Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Social, physical, and thought 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 focus on each session’s different goals. This ensures that every session is productive.

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

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