Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a mode of therapy that focuses on examining the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. By challenging certain patterns of thoughts that tend to lead to maladaptive behaviors, clients begin to develop new ways of approaching how they relate to themselves, others, and the environment.
In addition to working on what thoughts lead to negative behaviors, clinicians with expertise in CBT also focus on the behaviors themselves and how to best modify them when they are presented. Through CBT, clients gain a strong set of coping tools to handle and adjust problematic beliefs, thoughts, emotions and behaviors.
People who seek CBT can expect a very problem-focused and goal-directed type of therapy. On occasion, it is combined with other types of treatment for the most effective results. Because of the active nature of CBT, sometimes homework or skill practice is suggested outside of therapy sessions.
Why Attend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been found to be very effective for the treatment of a wide variety of mental health issues and disorders including:
- Anxiety disorders
- Personality disorders
- Some types of depression
- Eating disorders
- Substance abuse disorders
- Sexuality related disorders
- Building self-esteem
- Sleep disorders
- Mood disorders
- Psychotic disorders
- Relationship issues
- Adjusting one’s approach to work, life, relationships, etc
The Process of Cogntive Behavioral Therapy
Sessions are generally 45-60 minutes in length, once a week.
Experienced clinicians in Equilibria’s Philadelphia offices work with our clients to mutually decide the best course of treatment during the first few sessions of therapy.
Given the very active nature of CBT, sometimes homework or skill practicing is recommended outside of the therapy session.
Why Cogntive Behavioral Therapy Works
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has proven to be quite successful with adults presenting with a broad range of mental health issues.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works by providing clients with tangible tools to use when they are struggling. Through repeated practice and experience, clients become adept at using the tools provided by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to overcome issues that may arise.
Schedule A Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Session
To make an appointment for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the Philadelphia area, please contact us at 267-861-3685, Option 1 or contact us via our contact form.