CBT can help anyone to better handle stressful life circumstances. CBT can also be utilized on its own, or in combination with other therapies.
CBT is typically a short-term approach which means you won’t have to wait weeks or months to start seeing real results, many times you can see results in just a few sessions, and overcome anxiety or depression in as little as 8-15 sessions!
Our therapists will help you examine the way your thoughts influence your feelings and behaviors and give you practical tools to help shift your perspective and learn how to better manage stressful life situations. CBT is a structured approach to therapy. There is a clear format to each session and progress is often measured using empirically-validated psychological measurements.
Your therapist will facilitate engaging activities during your sessions and equip you with worksheets and resources. You’ll also receive “homework” to complete in between sessions.
-Having negative thoughts often
-Having anxious thoughts often
-Struggling with anxiety (general, social, phobias, and/or panic attacks)
-Struggling with depression
-Have had traumatic experiences
-Experiencing compulsions such as OCD
-Sleeping too much or too little
-Experiencing a stressful life circumstance or transition
-Wanting better coping skills to deal with life stressors in general
You will be encouraged to talk about your experience(s) in terms of your feelings, thoughts, and what is specifically troubling you. Your therapist will handle this first step with compassion and understanding, so no need to feel intimidated.
CBT focuses on specific problems, using a goal-oriented approach. As you go through this process, you’ll be encouraged to complete homework and practice what you discussed in session in your everyday life.
Some practical techniques you may practice or discuss with your therapist may be topics such as