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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

If you often feel like you're stuck in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts and feelings, leading to intense anxiety, stress, depressed moods, low self-esteem, or anger, you will likely benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT.

CBT is a problem-solving form of treatment that helps people better understand and manage the intertwined nature of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. CBT is grounded in the belief that your perceptions of events - rather than the events themselves - determine how you will act and feel. Additionally, the way you behave will directly impact your thoughts and feelings as well.

Many of us don't even realize that we have certain patterns, biases, or limitations in our ways of thinking and behaving that hold us back from feeling our best and reaching our full potential. These types of ineffective habits could be preventing you from achieving your personal, academic, athletic, or career-related goals.

Therefore, the focus of CBT is to help you identify, challenge, and adjust unhelpful thoughts or behaviors and to develop coping skills for promoting a healthier mindset, stronger motivation, and symptom relief.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is much more than just sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. It will involve structured goal setting and practicing new skills in and outside of therapy. Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to reap the benefits. For example, if you often find yourself assuming the worst, jumping to conclusions, discounting the positive, engaging in unhealthy habits, or not following through on your goals,

CBT can provide the self-awareness, structure, and skills needed to overcome these challenges.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques include:

  • Journaling
  • Challenging and restructuring unhelpful thoughts/beliefs
  • Relaxation tools
  • Meditation/Mindfulness
  • Social, physical, and thinking exercises 
  • Practicing healthy behaviors/activites
  • Problem solving
  • Goal setting

You can achieve:

  • Stronger self-awareness
  • Improved coping skills
  • New ways of thinking & behaving
  • Clearer goals
  • Peace of mind
  • Increased confidence