What’s What Wednesday: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) was pioneered by Dr. Aaron Beck in the 1960’s. CBT is a modality of therapy widely used in the mental health field and one of the therapeutic modalities we use here at Sunshine State Counseling Center with our clients. CBT is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem solving. The goal of CBT is to change patterns of thinking or behaviors that are behind people’s difficulties, to allow changes of the way they feel.
Here are some examples of what CBT is used for:
- Anger Management
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Bipolar Disorder
Some reasons why CBT is so effective is because there are different parts within the therapeutic process. First CBT is goal-oriented so there are a limited number of challenges you are focusing on. While using CBT the client and therapist focus on the problem and with the help of the therapist, you may begin to feel a shift in the way you perceive the situation.
At Sunshine State Counseling Center, we want to help you with any challenges you are facing. If you feel like you or a loved one could benefit from the use of CBT give us a call at (239) 495-7722.