What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
You’ve likely heard of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, before. After all, it is one of the most commonly utilized treatment methods in the mental health field today — and for good reason. But not everyone is entirely familiar with the specifics, how it helps people, and who it can help. In today’s blog at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park, we provide you with helpful information surrounding CBT. Keep reading to learn more or contact us at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park to talk to a CBT therapist directly.
What CBT Is
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a type of talk therapy. It’s less laying on a couch and talking about your family and more focusing on a specific goal that’s being hindered by certain thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. In this type of therapy, you will work closely with a CBT therapist. Your CBT therapist will work with you in learning how to identify harmful, negative, and automatic thoughts and behaviors that are keeping you from reaching your desired outcome — whether that be to manage your depression, treat your anxiety, or work past trauma. Once those inhibiting thoughts and behaviors are able to be identified, your CBT therapist will work with you to help you filter out what’s true and what isn’t in an effort to see your situation more clearly. It’s easy to get swept up in negative, untrue thoughts and feelings when working through a mental health issue. CBT and your CBT therapist help to give you the tools to see situations more clearly and properly handle them.
Who CBT Helps
While the structure of CBT can be rigid, it’s applications are actually very flexible. At Revibe Therapy in Winter Park, our CBT therapists help people with things like:
- Sleep Disorders
- OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Eating Disorders
- Sexual Disorders
Even if you don’t see your problem or condition listed above, you should still reach out to us at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park. Chances are, our CBT therapists can help. And, in the event that we are unable to help you, we will happily refer you to someone that can.
Benefits of CBT
CBT is a tried-and-true treatment method that comes with a number of benefits for both practitioners and people living with mental health disorders alike. Some of the more notable benefits of CBT therapy are:
- CBT requires fewer sessions than many other methods
- CBT is heavily researched and has shown to be effective time and time again
- CBT helps to provide helpful tools and healthy coping mechanisms
- CBT is excellent on its own or can be enhanced by pairing it with other methods or medication
- CBT can be used as an effective treatment for a wide range of mental health disorders
What You Can Expect From CBT
Just like no two people are the same, no two CBT therapists are the same, either. That said, you can expect a fairly consistent experience in general. Things usually get kicked off with introductions and getting to know your CBT therapists. The most important indicator of successful CBT is the relationship between the client and therapist, so if something isn’t clicking, be sure to say something right away.
Once you dive into the treatment, you can expect to participate in five to 20 sessions depending on the severity of your symptoms and other factors. You’ll work on setting a clear goal for your CBT therapy, learning to pinpoint automatic thoughts and behaviors that are harmful, and changing these problematic thoughts and behaviors. Your CBT therapists will help you distinguish negative, untrue thoughts from the reality of the situation.
If you are interested in learning more about the CBT process and what it looks like for most people, contact us at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park.
Choose a CBT Therapist at Revibe Therapy in Winter Park
At Revibe Therapy in Winter Park, our CBT therapists are here to help. If you are interested in learning more about CBT, are interested in finding out if it’s right for you, or have any other questions at all, please do not hesitate to reach out to us anytime!