Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a very popular approach to counseling and there are many reasons why it is so loved by counselors and clients alike.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
CBT is based on the premise that much of our distress is based on unhealthy or maladaptive thinking patterns. With these unhelpful patterns of thinking in place, we may also develop unhelpful behavior patterns that get in the way of us fulfilling our goals or having healthy relationships.
Through CBT, individuals with unhealthy thinking and behavioral patterns can often find relief for their symptoms of distress.
How Effective is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of the most researched treatment protocols for depression and anxiety. Studies have confirmed that CBT is just as effective as medication management, and provides faster relief and less recurrence of symptoms when compared to medication alone.
How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Work?
At Biltmore Psychology and Counseling, we often incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a unique treatment plan for individuals or couples. CBT should enable individuals to feel more empowered, less self-critical, and more grounded in their strengths. They should feel less bogged down by difficult thoughts that keep them from accomplishing their goals, feeling joy, and experiencing the best parts of life. If you’re curious about the benefits of CBT, just ask your counselor about these approaches as you are forming your treatment plan and goals.