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
||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
Post Traumatic Stress
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
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
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
Altering ways of thinking - a persons thoughts, beliefs, ideas, attitudes,
assumptions, mental imagery and ways of directing a client's attention.
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
If you are interested in learning more about CBT or if you would like
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