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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Depression and anxiety are common but treatable conditions. Unfortunately, many people don't seek treatment because they don't know where to start or they don't think they need help.

 

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an effective treatment for depression and anxiety. It is also one of the most popular forms of therapy available today.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a form of psychotherapy that helps people identify and change the unhealthy thoughts and behaviors that are keeping them from living their best life.

 

Cognitive behavioral therapy is typically used as an alternative treatment for people with clinical depression, generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social anxiety.

 

Cognitive behavioral therapy can also be used to help people who struggle with unhealthy habits such as overeating or drug abuse.

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
 
According to the APA (Society of Clinical Psychology), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is useful for a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug abuse, eating disorders, and serious mental diseases.

Numerous studies have found that CBT significantly enhances functioning and quality of life. Research also shows that cognitive behavioral therapy can be equally successful as, or even more effective than, other types of psychological therapy or psychiatric drugs.

 

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that focuses on how our thoughts can affect our mood and vice versa. It teaches you how to change the way you think in order to feel better. CBT teaches coping skills so that when you are faced with a difficult situation, your stress levels will not be as intense.

 

A few examples of how CBT helps people are by teaching them how to recognize their negative thought patterns and replace them with more positive ones.

 

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?

CBT is a short-term treatment for mental health disorders that focuses on the way your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact. CBT does not require you to talk about traumatic events.

 

Instead, it helps you identify patterns of negative thoughts and how these thoughts lead to feelings and behaviors that worsen your condition. The goal of CBT is not to get rid of all the negative thoughts but instead change them into healthier ones.
 

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What You Can Expect from Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Blue Oak Counseling understands that you may be struggling with a variety of mental issues, including emotional discomfort, stress, difficulties in your personal life, sadness, problematic relationships, a lack of drive, and more. We have a group of expert mental health therapists on staff to assist you in recovering your mental health and becoming your best self.

 

What Disorders Can CBT Treat?


Psychotherapy utilizing cognitive behavioral techniques is a technique that helps people identify and change the patterns causing distress in their thinking and behavior.

 

Among the conditions CBT has been found effective for are depression, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse disorders, psychosis, sexual dysfunction, and personality disorders.

 

It focuses on how thoughts, feelings, and behaviors interact with each other. The goal of therapy is to help someone recognize when they're feeling negative or becoming unwell, then learning skills and tools to help manage those feelings.

What Is Cognitive Restructuring?

Cognitive restructuring is a technique that involves looking at your thoughts and beliefs about yourself and your life, which then helps you make changes to your thoughts and beliefs. These changes can lead you to feel better about yourself and more in control of the things that happen in your life.

The following steps are taken during cognitive restructuring:

  • Recognize negative thinking patterns

  • Reframe thoughts

  • Replace old thoughts with new thoughts

  • Challenge thinking patterns

  • Use positive affirmation

A lot of people have the misconception that using cognitive restructuring means changing your thoughts, which isn't the case. The goal of cognitive restructuring is not to change what you think, but instead it's about changing how you think in order to see things differently.


Our therapists can provide:

Online Sessions: With discreet video sessions, we will assist you in achieving your goals anywhere in CA while also improving your skill set without having to leave your home.

Over-the-Phone Consultations: Any queries you may have regarding treatment, specializations, or how to choose the right therapist for your needs will be addressed by our care coordinator, whom you can reach conveniently via phone call. You may also make follow-up consultations through calls.

Personalized Science-backed Advice: You can trust that we provide nothing but top-notch services delivered by licensed mental health providers and therapists with training and experience in various evidence-based models and practices.
 

You Don't Have to Go Through It Alone. Let's Work Together!

Let us assist you in learning new ways of thinking, acting, and reacting in situations that may trigger your anxiety, depression, or any mental health issues you may be going through with the help of our online counseling sessions. We settle for nothing less than the highest quality care for our clients while upholding professional codes and standards.

Are you ready to turn your life around and get the happy, healthy mind that you deserve? Book a consultation with Blue Oak Counseling Services now!