What you believe has more power than what you dream, wish or hope for. You become what you believe.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a solution-focused psychotherapeutic treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts and feelings and free them from counterproductive patterns of behaviors. These techniques help you learn how to recognize, accept and change your thought patterns which in turn helps you change your feelings and behaviors into healthier ones. Although the past is certainly relevant, CBT focuses on providing you with tools to solve your current problems. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy will teach you how to make changes that you can implement now and continue to use for the rest of your life. CBT is an effective therapy for many mental health disorders in which negative thought patterns are identified, challenged and replaced with more objective and realistic thoughts.
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
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Chronic pain
- Anger management issues
Some CBT techniques are:
- Cognitive Restructuring
- Journaling and Thought Records
- Guided Discovery
- Challenging beliefs and behavior activation
- Relaxation and Stress Reduction Techniques
- Meditation/ Mindfulness
- Role Playing
- Successive Approximation
CBT sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the client are focused on the specific and differing goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive.
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.