What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, is a form of talk therapy.

It is effective at treating many disorders such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias

The idea behind CBT is this: negative thoughts and feelings can trap you in a vicious cycle.

When you feel bad it causes you to react or think in certain ways that may make you feel worse. CBT creates a new perspective for you to change your behavior and break the cycle.

What to expect:

CBT sessions will be one-on-one with a therapist and you.

This may be conducted in person or virtually.

There are 6 phases of treatment:

  1. Psychological assessment

    During this phase, your therapist will get to know you and better understand your condition.

  2. Reconceptualization

  3. Skills acquisition

  4. Skills consolidation and application training

  5. Generalization and maintenence

  6. Post-treatment assessment and follow-up

If you’re interested in CBT, contact me for a free phone consultation.