Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combines two kinds of psychotherapy - cognitive therapy and behavioral therapy.

Cognitive Therapy teaches our clients how certain thinking patterns are causing their  symptoms.  By helping our clients understand what's going on in their lives; (causes of anxious feelings, fears, depression or anger), we work toward discovering new processes that allow our clients to lead happier, calmer lives.

Behavioral Therapy focuses on severing the connections between problematic situations and the habitual ways in which they have been handled in the past.  Behavioral Therapy also teaches people how to calm their minds and body so that they can feel better, think more clearly, and make better decisions.

When combined into CBT, the two therapies provide very powerful tools for ending the symptoms; thus allowing our clients to move toward getting their lives on a more satisfying track.

  Did you know?

CBT has been thoroughly researched. In study after study, it has been shown to be as effective as drugs in treating both depression and anxiety. The goal of CBT is to use accurate and rational thinking, basing as much as possible on logic and available facts.  Its value lies in correcting "clouded" views.
Some of the symptoms for which CBT has demonstrated successful outcomes include:
  • Relationship problems Work difficulties
  • Problems in school
  • Family difficulties
  • Insomnia
  • Shyness
  • Headaches
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Loneliness
  • Procrastination
  • Self-esteem
  • Eating Disorders
  • Depression

Whether it's the way they feel, the way they act, or how other people treat them, many people coming for therapy want to change something in their lives.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy focuses on finding out what needs to be changed and what doesn't need to be changed - and then works for those targeted changes. 

CBT Specialists believe in rapid improvement in the client's feelings, mood and early changes in any self-defeating behaviors that may be present.
 

Two powerful levers for constructive change:
Cognitive Therapy
Altering ways of thinking - a persons thoughts, beliefs, ideas, attitudes, assumptions, mental imagery and ways of directing a client's attention.
Behavioral Therapy
Helping a person greet the challenges and opportunities in his or her life with a clear and calm mind, and then taking actions geared toward positive outcomes.

If you are interested in learning more about CBT or if you would like to schedule an appointment:

To schedule an appointment or ask questions call our office: (407) 629-9003(407) 629-9003

   

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