Many who struggle with their mental health find themselves in a paralyzing loop of negative thoughts. Those thoughts give rise to negative emotions, leading to destructive behaviors … and the cycle continues.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) offers a way to end this cycle. Based on the idea that thoughts, emotions, and behavior are connected, CBT aims to identify and change patterns of damaging thoughts (cognitive distortions). Working with a trained CBT therapist, individuals are empowered to replace maladaptive thinking patterns with more constructive thoughts and learn to change their responses to triggers.
For lasting change and healing to occur, practice also happens between sessions. CBT therapists assign “homework” to apply techniques in the real world. By combining this practice with therapy, results can be seen quickly, transforming thought processes, reducing symptoms, and revealing a future of healthy possibility.
CBT can effectively treat depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, substance misuse, eating disorders, and general life stress.