Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a 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. Many times our anxious or depressed thoughts get in the way of us making wise choices.
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)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance dependency
- Persistent pain
- Disordered eating
- Sexual issues
- Anger management issues
When you start to clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns you are able the benefits of CBT. If any of the above issues resonate with you, I encourage you to try cognitive behavioral therapy. Knowing how to adjust your thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior can break the cycle of stress and anxiety forever.
Some CBT techniques you may learn in therapy 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 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.
Call today to learn more about how CBT can help you!