Do you suffer from excessive worry, panic attacks, low self-esteem, shyness, depression or anxiety? Cognitive-behavioral therapy, or CBT, can assist you by developing coping skills that enable you to better manage your thoughts (that’s the cognitive part) and your actions (that’s the behavioral part).
The general principal underlying treatment is to help clients understand how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors influence each other and the ways individuals interact in their environment. By changing our thoughts and behaviors, we can change our emotions.
Cognitive behavioral therapy for most people focuses on present problems and current situations that are distressing them. This here-and-now focus allows for current problems to be solved quickly and effectively.
CBT is a goal-directed and semi-structured therapy. Together we will examine the factors that led up to a problem, including the interaction of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Together we will set short, and long-term goals that will help you move forward in developing healthy patterns to help increase the quality of your life.