Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, helps people understand the influences between thoughts, feelings, and actions. Analyzing and addressing their thoughts can help free them from unhelpful behavioral or emotional patterns. Also, CBT can be a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment. It stands on the belief that people’s perceptions of events – rather than the events themselves – determine how they 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
Most people tend to reap the benefits of CBT if they have clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns. Do any of the above issues resonate with you? If so, 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 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 specific goals, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive.
If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, reach out and schedule an appointment today.