For a number of years, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is considered the gold standard in mental health. By breaking down your maladaptive patterns, you draw from your strengths and develop new coping techniques to overcome negative thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
The idea behind cognitive behavioral therapy is that the relationship between thoughts, behaviors, and feelings dictates how we function. Thus, by changing unhelpful thoughts or habits and replacing them with more helpful messages, positive change is created.
Is CBT a good fiT for Me?
Research shows that cognitive therapy is useful for issues such as depression and anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, weight loss, insomnia, and pain management. Trauma-focused CBT is proven effective for the reduction of disruptive symptoms.
Is there research showing the effectiveness of CBT?
Ongoing and substantial work continues to support CBT for many mental health issues. Funded by the National Institute of Health, a review of the research on identified therapeutic approaches shows cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective interventions for short and long-term change.
How does this type of therapy help me in the long term?
The reason that cognitive therapy fares so well in long-term studies is that it provides you with the tools you need for future challenges. Most people report finding that using the techniques in other aspects of their life becomes quite natural after practice.
How long before I see results?
You and the clinician work together as a team to help you change your presenting problems. The more you work outside of the sessions by doing your homework, the faster you will make improvements. Many clients report a shift within the first week.
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