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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Replace Negative Thoughts

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a problem-focused therapy. CBT aims to help individuals change negative patterns of thought and behavior. It is based on the idea that negative emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are interconnected. By changing one, the others can be altered as well.

CBT focuses on the present and helps individuals identify and challenge irrational beliefs. You will develop more positive thought patterns and coping strategies.. It explores the links between your thoughts, emotions, and behavior. The goal is to understand and stop unhealthy and irrational thoughts and behaviors on a conscious level. You will become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking. This will help you view challenging situations with a clearer view. Your responses will become more positive and productive for your well-being.

CBT can be an effective tool to help anyone learn how to better manage the stress in our lives. CBT is beneficial for:

CBT is an evidence-based treatment with a high rate of effectiveness. Research has shown that CBT is as effective as medication for the treatment of depression and anxiety. It can be more effective than medication for some conditions in the long-term. CBT is also cost-effective and does not have the same side effects as medication.

CBT therapy is built on three levels of cognition.

There are five interconnected areas that affect one another. They are:

  • Situations
  • Thoughts
  • Emotions
  • Physical feelings
  • Behaviors

One of the strengths of CBT is that it is a skills-based therapy. Individuals learn new skills and strategies that they will continue to use, after therapy has ended. CBT is also a collaborative approach, with the therapist and the individual working together to achieve therapy goals.

CBT is a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. You’ll focus on the cognitive processes that produce feelings. You’ll learn to understand the thoughts, images, beliefs, and attitudes. And then you are better equipped to implement positive behavior.

CBT allows you to interrupt the negative thoughts that you have had for most of your life. You can correct the misinterpretations and the day-to-day disruptions in your life.

Pathways Counseling Services counselors are professionally trained in CBT. They will use their skills and knowledge to help you find your best, healthy life. Call us today for more information or a free fifteen-minute call with one of our counselors.

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