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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment.  It helps people learn the difference between their beliefs, thoughts and feelings and learn to recognize unhelpful patterns of behavior.

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

CBT is based on several core principles: Depression, anxiety and other psychological issues are based in part on: faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking and learned patterns of unhelpful behavior.  Also, that people dealing with these issues can learn better ways of coping with them, leading to healthier, happier lives.

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

  • Thought journaling
  • Challenging beliefs
  • Scheduling pleasant activities
  • Relaxation
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Imagery exercises
  • Social, physical and thinking exercises

If you or someone you know would benefit from CBT, please contact me today. I would be happy to discuss how I may be able to help.

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