Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is an approach that is preferred by many who are dissatisfied, distressed, or having impairment in their daily lives. It is mostly ideal for anxiety and depression, but is commonly used for most other mental health problems. Through CBT, you can overcome many challenges ranging from (but not limited only to): coping with stressors, phobias, panic attacks, substance abuse, eating disorders, relationship conflicts, insomnia, obsessive compulsive disorder, shaky self-image and confidence, adjustment difficulties, and a variety of other difficulties.

Since the relation between thoughts, behaviors, and emotions is well established, CBT helps you change negative feelings by changing your thoughts and your maladaptive behaviors (i.e. behavior that interferes with normal living, or is counterproductive). You learn new ways think , behave, and test your existing belief system. CBT is action oriented and relies on you doing things differently from one session to another. Many techniques will be offered to facilitate the positive change like stress-busting tools, journaling, modeling, role playing, visualization, validity testing, etc….

CBT facilitates considering many options to move forward by changing your view on past issues. It helps you cope better with current hardships and expands your choices by thinking more positively. It is a very effective way to master behavioral problems and kick start new habits for responding. Through CBT, you will understand yourself better, think differently, learn many coping strategies to grow, and experience a greater sense of well-being. I am guided by Positive Psychology principles which rub off more optimism on the way you think about things that matter to you.

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