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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings.  It is grounded in the idea that inaccurate or distorted patterns of thinking and negative beliefs about events – rather than the events themselves – determine how a person will feel and act in response.  CBT helps people identify, change and overcome these unhelpful thoughts and beliefs, thereby freeing them from disturbing emotions and destructive patterns of behavior.

    CBT can help with:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
    • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Substance dependency
    • Persistent pain
    • Disordered eating
    • Sexual issues
    • Anger management issues

    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. CBT sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive.  With CBT, you’ll be able to adjust the thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior.

    Some CBT techniques are:

    • Journalling
    • Challenging beliefs
    • Relaxation
    • Meditation
    • Mindfulness
    • Social, physical and thinking exercises

    Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to reap the benefits of CBT.  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.