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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)

Am I the Only One Feeling This Way? 

Do you feel as if your emotional reactions often "come out of nowhere"? Are your thoughts constantly flooding your brain? Do you feel sad and worried more often than not? Do you wonder why you act in ways that you know you shouldn't or wish you didn't? Do you find yourself having negative thoughts seemingly out of nowhere? 

Do you hesitate about the idea of going to therapy and "dredging" up the past? Perhaps you hesitate about starting over with a new therapist and retelling your story all over again. 

With CBT, we can look at patterns of behavior or choices and make appropriate shifts so you can effectively alter those patterns and focus on how to move forward. 

Our Brains Can Have a Mind of Their Own... 

Our brains are constantly working behind the scenes, taking in information and considering what is relevant to each moment and what is irrelevant. Our brains alert us to things it perceives as important or critical in each moment. 

Many people feel as if they have no control over what happens in our minds. This is not entirely the case. The theory of neuroplasticity explains that are brains are constantly learning and the more we focus on something, the more we can grow that neuropathway and shift our reactions or behaviors. 

Blog Posts About CBT

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You're In Charge...

You can learn and practice strategies for taking control of your thoughts so you feel more in control. Over time, the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors will shift and fade so that you can take charge of your life.  Consistent psychotherapy can teach you these skills. 

What is CBT Anyway? 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), was developed by Dr. Aaron Beck in the 1970s and has become one of the most well-known evidence based psychotherapy practices. At it's basic level, it proposes that when we enter into a situation, our brains make interpretations about that situation based on our perception, and then the brain determines how to respond or react based on past experiences or evidence. 

In therapy sessions, clinicians work to educate clients on their automatic responses, perceptions, interpretations, or reactions and help implement strategies to shift these responses to more helpful or effective ones. 

More can be found on CBT on the Beck Institute Website: https://beckinstitute.org/about/understanding-cbt/

Featured CBT Psychotherapists

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