Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy is highly effective for many problems because it addresses our actual thought patterns, one of the main roots of problems. People often try to distract or numb themselves, however if the negative thoughts remain, any relief is temporary. Noticing how different people react very differently to similar situations is a starting point to recognizing that it is within our own thought process that we can find peace, healing, and hope. It may sound unbelievable at first, however after one CBT session and completing a comprehensive introduction to it, clients understand more about what amplifies their emotional distress and unhealthy coping behaviors, they identify how they would like to feel, and start to understand steps to move towards that change.
A CBT therapist does not change a client's perspective, but provides information and the tools for clients to better understand how their gears are turning - to be able to think about their thinking with curiosity, objectiveness, and understanding. This leads to growing the ability to refocus towards healthier, rational thoughts, feelings, and behaviors and making significant life changes.