Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT as it is commonly called, is a short-term, goal oriented form of psychotherapy. It involves helping clients learn and implement new skills and techniques to practically solve the problems that are troubling them. The goal is to change non-productive patterns of thinking and behavior, which will in turn change the associated feelings. CBT is most commonly used for treating anxiety and depression, but it can be applied in many other areas of people’s lives as well, such as working on relationships and managing health concerns. We are seeing an increase in primary care providers referring clients for CBT, recognizing that emotional health plays a significant role in physical health.
Our highly trained and skilled counselors at Counsel Connections utilize CBT as a part of the treatment process when appropriate, helping you to maximize your therapy sessions and to take charge of your healing and growth processes. Many clients have told us that they like the direct, skills based approach and that they feel empowered by the tools they have acquired.