Do you suffer from anxiety or depression?
Is low self-esteem adversely impacting your life, your happiness, or even your success?
Do you have substance abuse or addictions problems?
Do you feel generally stressed or angry?
Would life be happier if you could stop those destructive thoughts and behaviors?
You are not alone. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, at least 1 in 5 adult Americans experience a mental illness, with nearly 10 million living with a severe mental illness. Approximately 21.5 million Americans face a substance use disorder every year and millions more report suffering from low self-esteem.
As difficult as these challenges are, and as distant as recovery may seem, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has proven useful for issues like these and a multitude of others. As an article published in the journal Cognitive Therapy and Research says: “The evidence base of CBT is solid.” (1)CBT has proven results for insomnia, chronic pain, anger issues, anxiety disorders, bulimia, psychosomatic disorders, and general stress.
So if these describe you…– You struggle with anxiety or depression– You feel angry, and experience trouble controlling your behavior– You’d like expert help to overcome an addiction– A restful, sleep filled night sounds like a God-send– Low self-esteem is undermining your happiness– Chronic pain is negatively impacting your mental health– You’d love to clear away destructive thoughts– You wish to create a less stressed and better-managed life. Then cognitive behavioral therapy may be the ideal treatment approach for you.
CBT is a powerful therapeutic approach that looks at your current thoughts and the behaviors they trigger. It hones in on your automated assumptions and how these manifest when you experience frustration or stress.
In CBT we identify the unhelpful thoughts that inform your feelings, decisions, and actions and challenge these in a safe and non-judgmental way. What do you think about “X?” Is this thought accurate? What is the likely reality in the situation “Y?” Are your thoughts counterproductive? What would be a more plausible explanation?
CBT provides you with a greater understanding of your internal dialogue, helping you to train different thinking patterns and beliefs to better reflect both the reality around you and a more empathetic self-image. We aim to ease your suffering, improve your problems, and help you live a healthier, happier life. If you’d like us to show you firsthand how CBT can dramatically improve your life, please contact us today for an appointment.