Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT is a form of mental health treatment that helps people understand the connection between events, beliefs or thoughts, feelings, and behavior patterns. From this understanding, people are able to learn new ways of thinking and better coping skills to ensure positive behavior change.

In other words, CBT looks at the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determine how he, she, or they will feel and act or respond.

CBT can help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Unresolved Trauma
  • Persistent or chronic pain
  • Disordered eating
  • Sexual issues
  • Mood and emotions management

Most people with behavioral and emotional concerns resolve them with this type of behavior therapy approach. If any of the above issues resonate with you, we encourage you to try Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  It is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. Each session is focused on a goal. This ensures that every session is productive.

Common errors in thinking that affect behavior are:

  • Catastrophizing- this is a pattern of taking events (e.g., making a mistake), and creating worse case or catastrophe scenarios to the point where you become fearful or anxious.
  • All-or-nothing thinking- for instance, you use extreme categories to organize the world around you. For example, thinking that emotions are either “good” or “bad”.
  • Over-generalization- for example, you use a single piece of information (e.g., a relationship conflict) to make a conclusion about yourself.

If you or someone you know would benefit from addressing these or similar thinking errors, contact us today. We would be happy to speak with you about how we may be able to help.

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