Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) addresses our beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior. It’s a surface-level approach to treating symptoms that is used in addition to depth-based approaches. CBT is grounded in the belief that our perception of events – rather than the events themselves – determine how we will feel and act in response. This is huge. We can work to adjust our perspective to be more open-minded, curious, and nonjudgmental. This means we can experience things without it being necessary to become overwhelmed by negative feelings.
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
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 contact me today.
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 much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. CBT sessions are structured to ensure that we are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and 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 I may be able to help.