Cognitive behavioral therapy is a therapeutic practice designed to help people with mental health disorders address their current struggles. CBT does not explore the causes of maladaptive thoughts and behaviors; instead, it provides a structured, goal-oriented therapy that helps clients recognize and interrupt negative thought patterns and replace them with alternatives that are healthier and more constructive. Specific benefits of CBT include the following:
- Exchanging maladaptive thought patterns for more productive, realistic, and positive alternatives
- Learning healthy, appropriate coping mechanisms for processing and reacting to stressful situations
- Strengthening self-control over behaviors and emotions
- Developing a stronger sense of self-healing
To gain these benefits, the expert, compassionate clinicians at our mental health treatment center guide clients through active mental exercises, including journaling, role-playing and visualization. As clients go through CBT, they develop more control over their thoughts, perceptions, and behaviors, which both alleviates immediate suffering and builds a strong foundation for lasting wellness.