Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that has been shown to be effective in treating many mental health disorders and conditions through thousands of research studies. CBT is based on the cognitive model, originally developed by Dr. Aaron T. Beck, which explains that the way an individual thinks and feels about a situation determines their resulting behavior much more than the situation itself.
CBT is structured, present-focused, and time-limited: typically a PsycHealth CBT program takes place over four to five one-hour sessions.
During treatment, therapists collaborate with clients to help them identify their goals and aspirations, develop action plans to move towards these goals, and overcome obstacles that get in the way. CBT therapists help their clients develop skills to change their thoughts and behaviors, which results in long-term improvement in mood and functioning, and an increased sense of well-being.
If the PH/D assessment identifies an area of concern you should talk with your physician about the best course of action. If you wish, PsycHealth will connect you to one of our therapists trained in the latest CBT techniques.
PsycHealth therapists can conduct sessions either in person (often in your physician’s office) or using telehealth video conferencing. Scheduling therapy will be coordinated through your doctor’s office just like any other referral to a specialist.
CBT has proven to effective in treating a variety of mental health issues, such as:
- Anxiety, depression, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder, PTSD...
- Eating disorders and substance abuse issues
- Sleeping issues such as Insomnia
- Chronic pain such as fibromyalgia
- Everyday life challenges**
*source: The Beck Institute
** The Cleveland Clinic