Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy that helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can face challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. The first step is to help people become aware of when they make negative interpretations and act on them with negative behavioral actions that reinforces the distorted thinking.
We utilize different treatment techniques teaching you to eliminate the negative self talk that produces irrational behavior. We teach you to learn to discriminate between your own thoughts and the actual events that occurred in reality, helping you to get the facts straight. The thought is, the most direct route to changing dysfunctional emotions and behaviors is to modify the inaccurate and faulty thinking.
Research shows CBT to be the first line of treatment for anxiety and depression. We have developed an action based program that involves clear identification of the problem, establishing attainable goals, using emphatic communication, frequent feedback, and reality checks, to sustain positive behavioral change and growth. This program can be used in many different situations.
CBT is an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations and take their performance to the next level. The optimal mental state includes feeling completely in control, relaxed and confident with a narrow focus of attention.
CBT is educative and done in a limited number of sessions. We want you to be able to face the overwhelming problems life presents by breaking them down into smaller parts that don’t overwhelm you.