What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is largely self help where the therapist aims to help the patient develop skills not only to overcome the current problems, but also any similar problems in future. The major part of the therapy is practiced in daily life, with the patient putting into practice what has been discussed in treatment sessions.
What We Do in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)?
Our cognitive behavioral therapy, Neya Psychiatric Clinic, practitioners are highly experienced and extensively trained. We provide short-term, problem-focused, empirically-based treatments that can produce rapid improvement in your symptoms, as well as reduce the recurrence of those symptoms in the future
In Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, you don’t pay the therapist to passively sit back while you make painfully slow progress. Our cognitive behavioral therapists actively provide direction and guidance. Specific empirically-based strategies, tools and techniques are offered to help you achieve your treatment goals. Our therapists work collaboratively with you to determine the most effective solutions to your problems. Direct feedback from the client is welcomed and encouraged.
Collaborative nature of the therapeutic relationship– The patient participates actively in the therapy by collecting information, giving feedback on the effectiveness of recommended techniques and making suggestions for improved effect.
Components of CBT– CBT has two main components– a) Behavior Therapy
b) Cognitive Therapy.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
- Phobias or Fears
- Social Anxiety
- Generalized Anxiety
- Anger Management Issues
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What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that works to reframe perceptions and thought processes to help in changing behaviors and emotional health. Some tools used in CBT include relaxation training, biofeedback, hypnosis, and desensitization.
What Happens in a CBT Session?
CBT is a type of practical therapy, that is it attempts to resolve a problem. For that reason, sessions will focus on specific concerns of the patient. For example, if someone is being treated for animal phobias, sessions can include slowly exposing the patient to a dog, first by viewing from through a glass door, then sitting across the room until the patient is comfortable.
How Does CBT Work?
According to the cognitive behavioral model, psychopathology occurs because of problematic patterns in thinking and behavior that lead to difficult emotions and functional impairments. The aim of CBT is to help patients adopt more adaptive patterns of thinking and behavior to improve function and quality of life. Treatment goals are selected collaboratively with patients to determine whether progress is being made. CBT involves three core strategies applied alone or in combination, depending on the patients' needs identifying and challenging problematic thoughts and beliefs, with the goal of helping patients develop more realistic and adaptive thoughts and beliefs, scheduling pleasant activities to increase environmental reinforcement, and extended exposure to unpleasant thoughts, situations, or physiologic sensations to decrease avoidance and arousal associated with anxiety-eliciting stimuli.
Is Medication Used in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)?
Treatment effectiveness for some difficulties may be enhanced with the use of medication. We will discuss the pros and cons of using medication, as well as provide information about research on the usefulness of medication with different disorders. If a client is already on medication, we will coordinate treatment with that provider. If a client is considering medication, we will refer the client to a psychopharmacologist, a specialist who can provide guidance and treatment.
Is CBT Effective in Treating Anxiety?
CBT has been found to be effective in treating panic disorder, phobias and other types of anxiety. It has also been found to help when patients may have a comorbid condition, such as depression, substance abuse or additional anxiety disorders.
How Long Does Therapy Normally Last?
As each person's needs are different, there is no exact answer or exact number of sessions needed to be effective. This would depend on the person and the scope of issues that are to be addressed during therapy. The length of therapy, however, is often shorter than other types of therapy and can be as short as between 12 and 20 weeks.