Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that addresses problems by focusing on the present.
CBT holds that reactions are at the heart of problematic experiences, not necessarily the situation itself.
The psychotherapist helps you to apply a cognitive framework to discover and understand inaccurate, distorted thinking about a challenging situation. The psychotherapist then guides you towards restructuring your thoughts using a variety of techniques such as testing and modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. Other techniques that might apply include role playing; calming, relaxation or mindfulness exercises; and homework to develop and practice coping skills and mindset.
Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to reap the benefits of CBT.
CBT can help with:
- Sleep disorders
- General Stress
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Some chronic health management conditions
- Disordered eating
- Anger management issues
I am open to exploring how CBT might apply to you and your situation. I am available for a complimentary telephone consultation to discuss CBT.