Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, is a problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps sort out the differences between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT is grounded in the belief that it is someone's perception of events - rather than the actual event - that determines how they will feel and act in response.
What can CBT help with?
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance dependency
Most people are able to benefit from CBT and apply it to situations. 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 that directly influence your feelings and behavior. This adjustment process is referred to as cognitive reconstructing, which happens through different CBT techniques.
What are some common CBT techniques?
- Challenging beliefs
- Social, physical, and thinking exercises
What does CBT look like in a session?
Cognitive behavioral therapy is much more than discussing current life events in a session. CBT sessions are structured to focus on the goals of the individual. The discussion will be utilizing CBT techniques with a potential draw from the current events. If interested in CBT, please reach out to get an appointment set up.