Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Psychological issues such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, anger, or feelings of low-esteem have been treated effectively with cognitive-behavioral interventions. Several of our therapists are trained in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy techniques to help you identify and change negative patterns of thoughts that lead to mood disorders.

In depression and anxiety disorders, research has shown that certain patterns of thoughts are deeply connected to negative feelings. Throughout life, we develop automatic patterns of thoughts and create assumptions that affect our world view, expectations and ultimately our feelings about ourselves. Many times automatic thought patterns become distorted or skewed to the negative. These imbalances can lead to mood disorders such as depression or anxiety.

Most people are not even aware of their own automatic thought patterns. Most thoughts happen so quickly that it can be difficult to register them. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy seeks to help you identify problematic thought patterns and assumptions. A therapist works to help correct the inaccurate self-talk that negatively affects life perceptions and mood. When problematic thoughts are identified, you learn to re-frame the assumption with a more realistic and balanced view of the situation. With practice, you eventually learn to change the negative patterns that prevent you from enjoying the most from life. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has years of study and research to support it as an effective treatment, especially for anxiety, panic, phobias and depression.