Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

cognitive behavioral therapyCognitive behavioral therapy or CBT is a popular type of mental health counseling (psychotherapy) because it is well-structured and yields progress in a reasonable amount of time.

How Does CBT It Work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps addicts (or sufferers of other mental health problems, especially anxiety and depression) flesh out inaccurate or negative thinking and learn to respond in challenging situations in more logical, effective responses that not only supposed to correct in the patient’s mind, but also feel like they are correct.

How Popular Is It?

Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most useful tools in the psychiatric world. It is used for a wide range of issues and is often the preferred type of psychotherapy for its swiftness and flexibility. It works well for symptoms of mental illness—either by itself, in place of, or in combination with, medication. It can help prevent relapse of symptoms in times of high stress and tragedy. It teaches you how to learn and adapt, identify problems, resolve conflicts, fix habits, and deal with a range of chronic physical symptoms such as:

– Insomnia
– Sexual problems
– Mood issues
– Phobias
– Eating disorders
– OCD
– Schizophrenia
– PTSD

What If I Don’t Have a Condition, But Am Still Interested?

You don’t need to have a psychiatric condition to benefit from it. Analyzing your thought processes, moods, and behaviors and then assessing their validity and effectiveness will help anyone better manage the stresses and obstacles of life.

Risks

The only “risk” when it comes to cognitive behavioral therapy is choosing a type without researching thoroughly, and not getting the most out of the treatment because of that. Depending on your problem, a different form of CBT will work best. If your main issue is avoiding certain situations, exposure therapy is your best bet. Also, prepare. Find the right therapist, understand the costs, and review your concerns. Check out your state psychological association, review your insurance plan, and decide before you walk in the therapist’s door what issues you would like to address.

Hired Power works with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy all the time and can offer advice and guidance for anyone curious about seeking treatment for themselves or a loved one.  Contact us at 800-910-9299 today.