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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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 behavior.

Take control of your thoughts and feelings.

When a person sorts through their thought, feelings, and beliefs, they can learn to free themselves from unhelpful patterns of behavior.

Through CBT, we help clients manage several common mental health issues, including…

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Panic Attacks
    • Phobias
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Substance Dependency
    • Persistent Pain
    • Disordered Eating
    • Sexual Issues
    • Anger Management Issues

What happens in CBT?

Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to benefits from CBT.

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Awareness

CBT clients become aware of and challenge irrational or distorted thoughts that contribute to anxiety, replacing them with more realistic and balanced thoughts.

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Empowerment

CBT empowers people to take control of their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, leading to significant improvement in depression.

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Overcoming Phobias

We provide tools, support, and guidance needed to confront their fears, change reactions to phobic stimuli, and ultimately manage and overcome phobias.

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Relapse Prevention

Through CBT, we help clients build skills to effectively manage stress, solve problems, and communicate assertively, reducing anxiety triggers and preventing relapse.

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Exploration

In their sesions, clients can test out their fears in a safe and controlled manner, helping them see that their feared outcomes are unlikely to occur (exposure therapy).

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Addressing Underlying Issues

We help clients through exploring and addressing underlying issues that contribute to their anxiety, such as past traumas or negative beliefs about themselves.

Many of our care providers host virtual sessions.

CBT is meant to be very productive.

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 brings more progress towards the intended outcome.

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Journaling

As part of CBT, we may encourage clients to journal as a way to reflect on their thoughts, emotions, and experiences between therapy sessions. This can help clients gain insight into their patterns of thinking and behavior.

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Challenging Beliefs

We help clients identify common cognitive distortions, such as black-and-white thinking, overgeneralization, or catastrophizing, that may be influencing their beliefs.

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Relaxation

Through CBT, we help clients build skills to effectively manage stress, solve problems, and communicate assertively, reducing anxiety triggers and preventing relapse.

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Mindfulness Meditation

In CBT, meditation is often used as a technique to help individuals develop mindfulness, which is the practice of being fully present and aware of one’s thoughts, feelings, and sensations in the present moment.

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Social, Physical & Thinking Exercises

Therapy doesn’t always have to be serious. We can make it mentally stimulating and engaging! Different exercises enhance the effectiveness of therapy by improving mood, reducing stress, and promoting overall well-being

Change starts with your thoughts.

Through a process called cognitive reconstructing, clients gain the ability to adjust the thoughts that infulence their emotions and behavior.

Cognitive restructuring creates a more balanced and realistic way of thinking, which can lead to improved emotional well-being and behavior. It’s a skill that requires practice and repetition. We help clients practice identifying and challenging negative thoughts regularly to build resilience against unhelpful thinking patterns.

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