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  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings and free them from unhelpful patterns of negative maladaptive behavior.

    CBT is grounded in the belief that a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – determines how they will feel and act in response.

    CBT Categories:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCD)
    • Posttraumatic 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 that directly influence your emotions and behavior. This adjustment process is referred to as cognitive reconstructing, which happens through different CBT techniques.

    CBT Techniques

    • 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 every session is productive.

    If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, please get in touch with me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.

    References

    Beck, J. S., & Beck, A. T. (1995). Cognitive therapy: Basics and beyond.

    Beck, J.S. (2010). Cognitive Therapy. In The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology (eds I.B. Weiner and W.E. Craighead). https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0198

    Beck, J. S. (2011). Cognitive behavior therapy: Basics and beyond (2nd ed.). Guilford Press.

    Beck, J. S. (2020). Cognitive behavior therapy (3rd ed.). Guilford Press.