Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based practice based on the principle that psychological problems are based, in part, on unhelpful ways of thinking about a problem or situation. This way of thinking is a pattern of learned behavior. The premise is that people can unlearn behavior and thought patterns and relieve distressing symptoms.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is helpful in addressing depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, relationship problems, eating disorders, and others.


Goals -

Recognize any distortions in your thinking that cause you problems.

Gain a better understanding of the behavior and motivation of others.

Learn to use problem-solving skills to cope with situations.

Gain more confidence in your ability to deal with problems in your life.


What to Expect -

The therapist will use a Person-Centered Approach to help you to explore your thinking and behavior patterns and recognize shifts you can make to improve your emotional and outcomes. The therapist may use role plays or teach skills in communication and coping that you can use in real life situations you encounter daily. Occasionally, there are assignments given by the therapist. These are optional. We often suggest journaling as a way to begin to explore and document your feelings and behaviors. Journaling is helpful for some, but not as much for others. The choice is always yours!