Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) involves a collaborative effort between therapist and client to modify maladaptive cognitive beliefs and develop rational behavioral responses.
What are the Benefits of CBT?
CBT produces a wide range of benefits including:
- Improved mood
- Enhanced self-awareness and mindfulness
- Improved self-regulation
- Enhanced communication skills
- Development of relaxation techniques
- Improved problem-solving skills
- Greater confidence and self-esteem
- Better health behaviors
Who Can Benefit from CBT?
CBT has been proven to be an effective treatment for a variety of psychological and behavioral health conditions including but not limited to:
- Eating Disorders
- Marital problems
- Chronic Pain
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
What to Expect During a CBT Session?
CBT is a brief, structured version of talk therapy that typically involves 45-60 minute weekly sessions for a duration of approximately 12 weeks. The first session includes a thorough assessment of the symptoms or problem and a collaborative effort to develop specific, attainable goals for the therapy. As the therapy progresses sessions will feature the following characteristics:
- Education about relationship among thoughts, feelings and behaviors
- Assessment of functional and dysfunctional behaviors
- Empathic connection
- Safe, non-judgmental environment
- Collaborative relationship
- Exploration of present-day negative perceptions
- Didactic training in new skills
- Role-playing to practice learned skills
- Homework that helps apply new skills to everyday life
- Training in relaxation
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