Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, otherwise known as CBT is a highly effective evidenced based therapeutic modality that focuses on the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. How you think of yourself and your beliefs about the world in which you live impacts how you show up in your relationships and circumstances. This approach helps you examine the lens you have been using, your belief system; helps you to change negative patterns of thinking and behavior that contribute to dysfunction.
CBT operates on the principle that our thoughts influence our emotions and behaviors. By identifying and challenging negative or irrational thoughts, individuals can gain a greater understanding of how their thinking patterns impact their emotional well-being. By changing these thoughts, they can also create positive changes in their emotions and behaviors.
The core concepts of CBT are cognitive restructuring (replacing distortions with reality) and behavioral activation (regulating your emotions to better control your behavior). This approach encourages you to engage in activities that bring a sense of pleasure and accomplishment, and provides the motivation to do so. It helps you to identify and implement practical solutions to problems, rather than becoming overwhelmed by them, so that you feel more of a sense of control through the use of powerful coping strategies.