CBT

CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, is an individualized therapeutic approach that involves one-on-one counseling between a mental health patient and a specialized therapist. These sessions aim to address underlying conditions of mental health issues and pinpoint destructive behaviors that are brought on by these issues. Furthermore, cognitive behavioral therapy techniques and sessions involve providing helpful coping skills to patients so they can utilize these tools outside of therapy to better manage mental health disorder symptoms in daily life.

What is CBT?

CBT is a behavioral therapy that’s delivered in one-on-one psychological therapy sessions, also known as ‘talk therapy. The idea behind CBT is to help people living with various mental health issues in order to identify underlying issues that have contributed to developing mental health issues, accept mental health diagnoses and symptoms, and provide lasting and helpful tools that can help to change thought patterns and behaviors. Essentially, the tools provided during CBT sessions allow individuals to be able to deal with intrusive thoughts, negative symptoms that come about as the result of mental health disorders and navigate the challenges that come about as the result of mental health issues.

CBT and Mindfulness

CBT assists individuals in staying mindful, which is the act of remaining present. During this type of therapy, it’s important for individuals to understand that the past and the future are not in our control – only the present moment is. This way, individuals can learn to accept and deal with present issues, emotions, and thoughts that they’re dealing with in the now. And, give them tools to be able to tackle everyday situations, emotions, and thoughts that they can then assess and manage in the future.

Some of the Things that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Techniques Can Help With

CBT can be used in the treatment of a wide range of mental health issues as it promotes many benefits. It’s extremely successful as it aids in the processing and identifying of challenges present for those living with mental health issues. And, can provide helpful advantages for those in mental health treatment in only a few sessions.

Some of the things that CBT helps with can include:

  • reducing the debilitating symptoms of mental health conditions
  • helping to reduce the chance of relapse after treatment concludes
  • providing education and practice of helpful life skills and coping strategies
  • coping with the loss of loved ones and managing symptoms of grief
  • providing coping strategies for those living with the effects of trauma
  • chronic pain brought on by physical, neurological, or hormonal illness
  • allowing for the acceptance of mental health diagnoses in order to better cope
  • complementary to additional services including medications for mental health treatment

Mental Health Conditions CBT Can Help With

As CBT provides a number of benefits, it can be utilized in the treatment of many mental health issues. Some of these issues may include:

  • PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Eating disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depressive disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Substance use disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Sleep disorders

To learn more about CBT available and the cognitive-behavioral techniques utilized at Synchrony Brain Health, contact us today by calling 866-364-2300.

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