CBT is therapy that focuses on solving current problems by modifying inaccurate and/or unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviors.
What does CBT treatment involve?
Treatment involves helping the client understand how their specific beliefs, patterns of thinking, and patterns of behavior impact their mental well-being. The goal is to assist the client in modifying their thinking and belief system to bring about lasting emotional and behavioral change.
What is meant by thought pattern?
A thought pattern is a cycle that takes place when thoughts go through our minds. When a situation happens, automatic thought pop into our minds. That automatic thought generates a feeling. Generally we forget the thought but the feeling lingers. That feeling then triggers our core beliefs. These core beliefs are what drives how we think about ourselves and how we behave. The behaviors that result have consequences that usually end up starting the cycle all over again.
How does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy help change thought patterns?
Thought patterns are modified by first determining if they are helpful/unhelpful, constructive/destructive. Those thoughts that are unhelpful or destructive are then examined to determine what kind of errors exist in the thinking and evidence is gathered to support or deny the thought. By taking a closer look at how they think, clients can begin to catch themselves mid-cycle and change the outcome.
What disorders and problems could benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anger Problems
- Substance Abuse
How Can I Start Cognitive Behavior Therapy?
Getting started is easy, and we’re here to help! Therapy services begin with an initial “intake” appointment, giving your therapist a chance to learn about you and your difficulty. This also allows you to learn how CBT can assist you in reducing symptoms and getting things moving in a healthy direction. To request an initial visit, fill out our contact form, and a clinician will be in touch to answer any questions you have,