Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a method of psychotherapy that has been both scientifically tested and proven effective. It is used to assist in the treatment in a broad spectrum of mental, emotional, and physical health conditions and is appropriate for adults, adolescents, and children.
How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Works
CBT is based on the concept that a person’s thoughts directly affect his or her feelings and behaviors. This therapy is used to assist individuals in understanding that it is their thoughts and feelings that are the main factors that determine their behaviors. If a person were a car, the driver behind the wheel would be his or her thoughts and feelings.
There are three main areas in which CBT is considered to be among the most appropriate types of therapy:
- For assisting individuals in understanding the role that their thoughts and feelings play in their behaviors.
- When focusing on the understanding and treatment of a specific issue.
- To identify disturbing thought patterns in order to be able to better cope with and/or overcome them.
Why & How I Use CBT in my Practice
I use both CBT and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) in combination with each other in my practice. When CBT and EFT are combined with the commitment of the individual to take an active role in his or her own mental and emotional health, it can help to make a significant difference in the speed of the healing process.