Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Services
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy approach designed to improve mental health and well-being. Individuals of all ages benefit from learning tools to managing distressing thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You will find that CBT is a short-term and problem-focused form of treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and frees them from 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.
Exposure-based CBT helps you to directly face your fears and other strong emotions. In our sessions, we will create a hierarchy, or a "ladder," to help you tackle situations that currently feel scary or hard – from easier to more difficult exposures.
Common concerns treated with CBT include:
Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to reap the benefits of CBT.
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.
Some CBT techniques are:
- Labeling emotions
- Challenging beliefs
- Behavioral exposures
- Social, physical and thinking exercises
CBT is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. The 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 productive.