Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an effective form of talk therapy which boosts happiness by examining and shifting dysfunctional negative thinking patterns into positive moods. CBT is founded on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence your current behavior. When distressed, old belief systems are activated and often distort one’s perception of reality.

CBT can benefit you in many areas.  Here are a few:

  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationship problems
  • Trauma

If you have clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns CBT can be very beneficial.  With CBT, you will be able to adjust your thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior.  This process is referred to as cognitive restructuring which takes place by using CBT techniques.

Some CBT techniques are:

  • Challenging beliefs
  • Cognitive restructuring and re-framing
  • Activity scheduling and behavior activation
  • Journaling & thought records
  • Guided discovery
  • Relaxation & stress reduction techniques
  • Role playing
  • Meditation

Research indicates that CBT can be delivered effectively online or during face-to-face therapy sessions. If any of the issues mentioned resonate with you, I encourage you to contact me.