What Cognitive Behavior Therapy Can Help
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Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
CBT is an evidence-based approach to therapy. This means there are many scientific studies that show CBT helps people get better. There are several studies showing that CBT is an effective treatment for depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy uses the Cognitive Model. The Cognitive Model states that it’s our thoughts about a situation (not the actual situation) that cause our emotions. CBT is a structured therapy that can help you change your thoughts and behaviors in order to feel better and live how you would like.
CBT uses Action Plans. This gives you specific things to work on between sessions. Change happens between therapy sessions and your commitment to making small steps each week is imperative. The Action Plans are created collaboratively and are relevant to the goals you identified at the beginning of treatment.
CBT is a drug-free approach. One benefit shown in the research is that CBT for depression is better than anti-depressants for relapse prevention. The skills you learn in CBT will be useful for the rest of your life. Anti-depressants stop working when someone stops taking them. CBT can also be used effectively in conjunction with medication for depression and anxiety.
During a Cognitive Behavior Therapy session:
We will work on solving specific problems
You will learn skills to gain confidence in solving your own problems
We will create a specific Action Plan for you to work on between session
You will learn how to change your thinking and behaviors to create lasting change