What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented talk therapy that typically ranges between eight to twenty sessions.

Mental health professionals, including myself, use it to treat or manage mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety as well as emotional concerns, including stress or grief.

It is one of the most common and researched forms of psychotherapy. Research indicates that CBT leads to significant improvement in quality of life and functioning.

With my help, you will learn how your thoughts impact your emotions and behaviors. Additionally, you will learn how to adopt healthier thinking patterns and chose better behaviors.

Typically, goals and a treatment plan are established early on in the therapeutic process. A treatment plan identifies steps and techniques to reduce symptoms and solve problems presented by the client.

During the initial phase of treatment, I will help you

  1. Identify the specific problems that you face daily.
  2. Become aware of unhealthy or unproductive thought patterns that negatively impact your life.
  3. Change or reshape the negative thinking to something more productive.
  4. Learn new behaviors and put them into practice.

CBT can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies including mindfulness meditation to help calm the mind, relax the body and develop increased self-awareness. I will customize your treatment based on the issue you are addressing.

CBT is a short-term approach; However, it is important to keep in mind that each person is unique, so the length of therapy can vary.

Try not to get discouraged by how long it may take because any progress is good progress.

Reach out to me if you are ready to begin your journey to wellness.


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