Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Philadelphia
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps people problem-solve. CBT also reveals the relationship between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and the behaviors that follow. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, people learn that their perceptions directly influence how they respond to specific situations. In other words, a person’s thought process informs their behaviors and actions. CBT helps you become aware of negative or inaccurate thinking so you can view situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way. By targeting your reactions to situations, CBT can help you react more effectively in challenging situations and even learn to feel better when you are unable to change situations happening around you.
Why Choose Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT is used to treat a wide range of issues from managing mental health symptoms, to coping with stress and life situations. It is often the preferred type of psychotherapy because it can quickly help you identify and cope with certain challenges. It generally requires fewer sessions than other therapy and is done in a structured way with a goal-oriented approach. The goals can be anything from getting a job, to reducing anxiety or depression to finding a romantic partner.
Present Focused Therapy
CBT therapy focuses on present difficulties and current situations. Identifying specific challenges and focusing on them in a consistent and structured manner results in achieving treatment gains in a shorter amount of time than traditional talk therapy.
Putting It Into Practice
CBT therapy requires you and your therapist to work as a team. You are required to take an active role in your own treatment using self- help assignments and CBT tools in between sessions to speed up the process of change. Each session is focused on identifying ways of thinking differently and unlearning unwanted reactions.
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