What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an active intervention, where patients are taught through homework and limited individual/group sessions how to identify environmental triggers or events which lead up to their drug or alcohol use. Through this identification of thoughts, feelings and behaviors, they learn new coping skills to assist in sustaining sobriety.
The therapists at our center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are problem-focused and goal-directed in addressing the challenging symptoms of mental health illnesses. By exploring patterns of self-destructive behaviors, patients learn to combat negative thinking, view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more positive way.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be an effective tool in treating anxiety or depression. It can also help anyone learn how to better manage stressful life situations such as coping with a parent’s extended military deployment.