Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) used to treat?
Substance Use Disorders
Trauma / PTSD
What is CBT?
CBT is a present-focused, action-oriented therapy that involves dealing with symptoms you are struggling with right now. CBT emphasizes the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. For example, if I feel depressed, it is often related to my thoughts of “I’m not good enough” and when I’m thinking and feeling this way, I often tend to isolate, avoid, drink, etc. Engaging in such behaviors, often can make those thoughts and feelings worse. CBT teaches different skills to managing our thoughts and behaviors. One particular skill is the importance of gaining greater awareness regarding what our automatic thoughts are and examining both the accuracy as well as the helpfulness of such thoughts.
- Gain greater of the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors
- Notice personal problematic thinking traps and patterns
- Learn new ways of rescripting your usual mental narrative