Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior.
CBT is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response.
CBT can help with:
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance dependency
- Persistent pain
- Disordered eating
- Sexual issues
- Anger management issues
With CBT, you’ll develop the skills to adjust the faulty thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior. You will learn techniques to help you take control of your thoughts and feelings so that you can engage in behaviors that help you reach your goals.
Some CBT techniques are:
- Challenging beliefs
- Social, physical and thinking exercises
Cognitive behavioral therapy sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on specific objectives each session. For many, CBT leads to noticeable improvement and improved quality of life with fewer sessions when compared to other forms of therapy.
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.