Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapeutic treatment which helps clients understand how their thoughts and feelings influence their behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of disorders including: depression, anxiety, phobias, and addiction.
This type of therapy is short-term and focused on helping clients heal from very specific problems. During the course of treatment, clients learn how to identify and change destructive and disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on their behaviors. Positive replacement thoughts are practiced first in session and then assigned as “homework” between each session. During the time between therapy sessions, the client is also encouraged to practice certain behaviors which help alleviate the presenting problem.
CBT is very popular with mental health practitioners due to the data showing the efficacy of CBT. There is an enormity of data proving CBT’s worth in treating many presenting problems, especially anxiety and depression, so it’s quickly becoming a gold standard of psychotherapy.
As a formally trained CBT therapist, Tommy can answer your questions and further discuss the components and effectiveness of this therapy. Call Tommy Flick to schedule a free consultation and get all of your questions answered. Call (509) 316-0088.