Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a therapeutic approach centered around the connection of one’s thoughts and beliefs and how they connection to ones feelings and the way this impacts one’s actions. Utilizing CBT techniques with a therapist give you the opportunity to see various patterns in your life that you may not realize have connected thoughts. The recognition of these patterns focus on the thoughts and perceptions a person has about an event rather than just the event itself.
CBT is often used to assist with :
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance dependency
- Persistent pain
- Disordered eating
- Sexual issues
- Anger management issues
The use of CBT is more than sitting and talking through what is on your mind during that session. Your therapist will talk with you and dig deeper to the meaning of your feelings by exploring a variety of techniques to help you outside of session. CBT allows you the opportunity of reflection and processing of the connection between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Your therapist will work with you to encourage practicing CBT skills and techniques outside of session to be worked on weekly.
Some CBT techniques are:
- Challenging beliefs
- Social, physical and thinking exercises
We encourage you to reach out if CBT interests you as most of our therapists have training and experience with utilizing CBT for their clients.