Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of mental health counseling (psychotherapy) that identifies and addresses negative or inaccurate thinking and equips the client with new coping skills to better manage stressful life situations in a healthy way.
CBT works well for individuals who are able to be introspective. It is commonly used because of its highly specific goals, short-term length (usually 10-20 sessions) and measureable outcomes.
CBT is used to treat a wide range of emotional challenges and mental health conditions, including, but not limited to:
- Overcoming emotional trauma related to abuse or violence
- Resolving relational conflict
- Sexual disorders
What does CBT look like?
In CBT, the client will work with his or her therapist to identify troubling or problematic situations or conditions in one’s life. Next, they will be asked to share about those areas, specifically about the self-talk occurring regarding those situations. The therapist will then help the client to identify negative thinking that may be occurring, and will then encourage the client to challenge those negative or inaccurate thoughts determining if they are based on facts or inaccurate perceptions. Finally, the therapist will help equip the client with new coping skills to better function in stressful situations. There will likely be homework assigned to help practice these skills, such as journaling, role-playing and relaxation techniques.
Why choose New Horizons Center for Healing for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
At New Horizons, we have certified counselors and other mental health professionals dedicated to working with individuals who are ready to be equipped with coping skills for positive change in their lives. Our facility is personal and welcoming, in addition to being cost-effective, with programs specially tailored to fit our clients. Contact us by email or phone today for more information about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.