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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a short-term, present-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps a person understand the connection between their beliefs, feelings, and behaviors and leverages that self-awareness to free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior. That person then learns more effective behaviors that move them towards their goals rather than away.

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:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Substance dependency
  • Persistent pain
  • Disordered eating
  • Sexual issues
  • Anger management issues

Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to reap the benefits of CBT. If any of the above issues resonate with you, I encourage you to try cognitive behavioral therapy.

With CBT, you’ll be able to adjust the thoughts and personal narratives 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:

  • Inquiry & Exploration
  • Action Planning
  • Journaling
  • Challenging Beliefs
  • Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • 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 the different 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, make an appointment today and let’s get started.  Or if you’d like to try it out, I offer a free 20-minute video consultation via a safe and secure telehealth portal.