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, and free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior.
CBT is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response (American Psychological Association, 2017).
CBT can help with:
Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Anger management issues
CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns.
Strategies might include:
Learning to recognize one’s distortions in thinking that are creating problems, and then to reevaluate them in light of reality.
Gaining a better understanding of the behavior and motivation of others.
Using problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations.
Learning to develop a greater sense of confidence in one’s own abilities.
If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, please contact us today.