Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
“Attitude is the mind’s paintbrush; it can color any situation.”
– Barbara Johnson
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the connection between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and free 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.
CBT can help with:
- Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance use disorders
- Anger management issues
“When it rains, look for rainbows.”
Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to reap the benefits of CBT. If any of the above issues resonate with you, I encourage you to try cognitive behavioral therapy.
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.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is much different than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. It involves identifying the negative thoughts that hinder you and learning more rational ways to look at things that help you cope in a healthier manner. This is often referred to as using positive self-talk.
If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, please contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.