Solutions to Create the Changes You Want in Life
Challenges, hardships, and setbacks are typical human experiences. Often, when we’re in the middle of challenging experiences, we find ourselves feeling stuck in a rut, without a path forward. Perhaps you find yourself blaming others or find yourself stuck in a pattern of negative thoughts and feelings? If you’re feeling overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted (or all of the above), the good news is that you’re not alone.
These feelings are common throughout life, but with the right tools and support, you can achieve sustainable growth and development to live a more meaningful life – free of excess worry, fear, anger, and anxiety. At The Juniper Center, our mental health professionals are here to help you during this difficult and challenging time.
What is CBT?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is designed to help individuals recognize and alter unwanted behaviors and unhealthy, negative thought patterns. When left unmanaged, these overriding behaviors and thoughts can negatively impact our quality of life and mental health.
A solutions-oriented treatment, CBT places the focus on present challenges, struggles, and concerns, rather than focusing on “how” or “why” an issue came to be. CBT therapists help their clients identify and prioritize troublesome thought patterns and behaviors to overcome the barriers along their path to achieving a healthy and meaningful life.
CBT helps treat many mental health problems and disorders, including:
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anger Management
- Behavioral Concerns
- And more
How will CBT help me?
Our thoughts can influence behaviors and emotions. Likewise, our behaviors can impact how we think and feel. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of talk therapy that empowers growth by concentrating on the relationship between behaviors, thoughts, and emotions. CBT helps participants realize that not all of their thoughts are helpful and can cause problems when we respond to these thoughts as if they are always true.
People who participate in CBT treatment learn to acknowledge how their thoughts and belief systems impact their behavior, mood, and physical health. Additionally, CBT provides individuals and their loved ones with the coping skills, problem-solving skills, and self-awareness required to modify disruptive behaviors to achieve their goals.
How does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy help change thought patterns?
A thought pattern is a cycle that takes place when thoughts go through our minds. When we process an experience, automatic thoughts pop into our minds. That automatic thought generates a feeling. Generally, we forget the thought, but the feeling lingers. This feeling triggers our core beliefs. These core beliefs shape the way we perceive ourselves and how we behave. The resulting behaviors have consequences, which ultimately end up recycling throughout our lives.
CBT can help people change the thought patterns hindering growth and development. Working with your therapist, you’ll determine which thought patterns are helpful or unhelpful and constructive or destructive. Once you recognize these patterns, you’ll be able to make conscious decisions to change your actions in the future.
Helping You Live Your Best Life
At The Juniper Center, we understand it takes courage to ask for help, and you don’t have to face your challenges alone. Whether you or your loved one needs help on their path to achieving their mental health goals, we’re here to help. Using a combination of techniques at the forefront of neurological science and compassionate care, we empower our clients to live their best lives. Our team of mental health professionals leverages their extensive experience and training to create individualized treatment plans to help our clients reach their professional, personal, and mental health goals.
What matters to you, matters to us. Contact a member of our team to schedule your no-obligation consultation today. We look forward to hearing from you and helping you on your journey.