Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitivebehavioral therapy (CBT) focuses on exploring relationships among a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. During CBT a therapist will actively work with a person to uncover unhealthy patterns of thought and behavior how they may be causing self-destructive behaviors and beliefs.
By addressing these patterns, the person and therapist can work together to develop constructive ways of thinking that will produce healthier behaviors and beliefs. For instance, CBT can help someone replace thoughts that lead to low self-esteem (“I can’t do anything right”) with positive expectations (“I can do this most of the time, based on my prior experiences”). The core principles of CBT are identifying negative or false beliefs and self-defeating behaviors and testing or restructuring them.
Cognitive disorders in children can be extremely difficult to understand and cope with. One of the ways that cognitive disorders show up in children are through physical, social, and learning disabilities. It is vital as a parent to understand what cognitive skills are and learn how to pick up on the signs of cognitive skill deficiencies.
At Therapy Solutions, our mental health counselors are here to assist you in your journey to a more peace-filled life. There’s no reason you have to shoulder this weight all on your own — contact our office today to learn more about treatment options for your child.
How Can Therapy Solutions Help?
Our mental health workers have years of experience utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy. Studies of CBT have shown it to be an effective treatment for a wide variety of mental illnesses, including depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia. Individuals who undergo CBT show changes in brain activity, suggesting that this therapy actually improves your brain functioning as well.
Let us help you Take Your Life Back; contact our office today to speak with someone about CBT counseling services.