Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior.
CBT is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response.
CBT can help with:
- panic attacks
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders (OCD)
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- substance dependency
- persistent pain
- disordered eating
- anger management issues
In addition to the utilization of CBT, I also pull from concepts and skills from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which shares similarities to CBT, being that they are both behavior modification modalities.
The 4 DBT modules are mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, and distress tolerance.
Evidence indicates that mindfulness-based therapy may reduce the rate of depressive relapse by 50%.
Some CBT/DBT techniques are:
- challenging beliefs
- social, physical, and thinking exercises
Contact me to learn more about how we can implement these skills in your life today!