COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
Don’t let your thoughts defeat you.
Hundreds of clinical studies show that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is effective in treating depression, anxiety, panic, phobias, PTSD, low self-esteem, pain and chronic medical conditions, and stress-related symptoms.
But you’re thinking, “I don’t have a severe disorder; I just need help to get through something really stressful.”
Good News! CBT is a powerful tool for managing stresses we all experience: work, health, and family issues, relationship problems, difficult decisions, and many different life changes.
Whether you have a “diagnosable disorder”, are going through a life transition, or making an important decision, CBT can be very helpful to you.
Our thoughts (cognitions), feelings, and behaviors are all related…
…each one impacts the other.
Not surprisingly, chronically anxious or depressed people have persistent negative thoughts. The negative thoughts tend to keep distressed individuals from engaging in uplifting activities.
Instead, they may adopt self-defeating behaviors. As a result, they are likely to experience even more harsh critical thoughts –and they continue to feel progressively worse.