If you’re experiencing mood, anxiety, or relationship difficulties, you’ve probably noticed that some of the thoughts running through your head can be your worst enemy.
This stream of thoughts can be pretty harsh. “There’s something wrong with me.” “I’m going to fail.” “My partner is selfish.” “I need to get my act together.” “I’m a terrible parent.” “Everybody else is happier than me.” And, on and on.
Ever wonder why your feelings of sadness, anxiety, loneliness, hurt, or anger are so intense? A lot of it has to do with these thoughts. And, yet getting these thoughts to stop can be really difficult.
Don’t Believe Everything You Think
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) gives you tools for dealing with the thoughts in your head.
CBT also helps you figure out what actions you need to take to feel better as quickly as possible.
There is a mountain of research supporting the effectiveness of CBT for many types of mental health conditions. In fact, CBT teaches skills that are helpful for everyone. Furthermore, once you learn CBT, you can use the techniques long after you are done with therapy.
Depending on your symptoms and what you are looking for from therapy, we will use CBT in a structured way with specific homework assignments, or in a looser way that weaves in to the rest of our conversations. Like most aspects of therapy, your preferences will play a role in determining our plan.
If you are interested in learning more about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, please set up a free phone consult or send me a secure message. I look forward to hearing from you!