There are a lot of words thrown around when discussing therapy and counseling practices, from interventions, to therapy approaches, coping tools, and more. You may have heard the term “CBT” before, which stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. While it’s important to be aware of what type of training and strategies your potential therapist typically uses, it can be hard to understand if it’s the right approach for you and your needs.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based approach and framework some counselors use to guide interventions in practice. Here at Psychotherapy for Women, our providers are trained in the successful delivery of CBT and use this as a framework for helping support client’s needs and achieve the changes they are seeking.
Some focuses of CBT include:
- Learning healthy coping tools
- Identifying unhealthy behaviors
- Changing thinking habits
- Improving mindfulness practices
- Enhancing self-confidence
- Making behavior changes
You could benefit from CBT if you have any of the following symptoms or concerns:
- Substance use/abuse or dependency
- Low self-esteem
- Minimal coping tools
- Negative self-talk
- Poor confidence
- Cognitive Distortions
- Unhealthy relationship with food/dieting
- Self-limiting beliefs
- Seasonal Depression
- Difficulty parenting
- Unhealthy relationship with exercise
- Postpartum Anxiety
- Avoidance behaviors
- Disordered eating
- Intrusive/unwanted thoughts
- Relationship Problems
- Postpartum Depression
- Negative thoughts of self
- Unwanted feelings of guilt/shame
If you are experiencing any of the above concerns, CBT may be a great place to start if you’re looking for support in these areas. Reach out today for a free telephone consultation to learn more about how we can help support your needs with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
For more information, please visit the American Psychological Association’s website.