Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Do you suffer from anxiety or depression?
Is low self-esteem adversely impacting your life, your happiness, or even your success?
Do you have substance abuse or addictions problems?
Do you feel generally stressed or angry?
Negative thought patterns and ingrained ways of thinking may be keeping you stuck.
You are not alone.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the process of examining these negative thought patterns, determining what is no longer serving you, and creating more positive thought patterns to replace them with. Your brain literally has the ability to regenerate itself, and create new neural pathways to more positive thoughts and behaviors. Creating positive thought patterns in the brain is like strengthening a muscle- it takes time, practice, and sometimes guidance, but the capacity exists within each of us!
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has proven effective for issues like these and many others. As an article published in the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research says: “The evidence-base of CBT is very strong.” (1)
CBT has proven results for insomnia, chronic pain, anger issues, anxiety disorders, bulimia, psychosomatic disorders, and general stress.
CBT is a powerful therapeutic approach that looks at your current thoughts and the behaviors they trigger. It hones in on your automated assumptions and how these manifest when you experience frustration or stress.
In CBT we identify the unhelpful thoughts that inform your feelings, decisions, and actions, and challenge these in a safe and non-judgmental way. What do you think about “X?” Is this thought accurate? What is the likely reality in situation “Y?” Are your thoughts counterproductive? What would be a more plausible explanation?
CBT provides you with greater understanding of your internal dialogue, helping you to train different thinking patterns and beliefs to better reflect both the reality around you and a more empathetic self-image. We aim to ease your suffering, improve your problems, and help you live a healthier, happier life.
If you’d like to see firsthand how CBT can dramatically improve your life, please contact us today for an appointment.