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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is one of the most extensively researched and practiced forms of psychotherapy and can help you transform your anxiety and depression into peace, happiness and joy. This approach is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feeling. As a result, it frees clients from unhelpful patterns of behavior.

CBT focuses on identifying cognitive distortions, in other words, thoughts about events or what is happening. Furthermore, CBT model is grounded in the belief that your thoughts, not the circumstances of your life, create all of your feelings. Therefore, with CBT you will be able to understand that sometimes your thoughts and interpretations may be misleading, incorrect and unfair to yourself.

When we challenge the cognitive distortions, we change the way we think. In other words, when you change the way you think, you can change the way you feel. You feel the way you think!

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can help you adjust the thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior. We call this adjustment process a cognitive reconstructing, which happens through different CBT techniques.

Those powerful techniques are used to challenge and defeat negative thinking patters, which can help you transform your depression and anxiety into peace, happiness and joy.

Let’s work together to help you change the way you feel!

CBT can help with:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Habits and addictions
  • Anger management issues
  • Relationship Problems

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