Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Equipping you with the skills to discern and break the cycle of cognitive distortions
Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) seeks to cut through a client’s dysfunctional thoughts by providing solutions-focussed ways to challenge distorted cognitions and change destructive patterns of behavior.
3 Components of Effective CBT
Methodical + Relational
Like all effective psychosocial therapies, CBT has many tools in its toolbox and looks to the empirical evidence when available, but understands the value and effectiveness in a quality therapist/client relationship. Knowing a client’s story allows a therapist to know precisely when and how to best use specific CBT methods.
While treating the psychological aspects of cognitive distortions, we take into consideration the whole-person. CBT takes the time to evaluate how one’s dysfunctional thinking could relate to any physiological issues at play. We’re also very cognizant of the fact that we are social beings whose relationships and interpersonal connections are vital parts of our thought lives.
Consider The Past
Cognitive behavioral therapists are very interested in their client’s history and past experiences. Obviously, our life experiences shape and influence us to be who we are in the present. While CBT avoids placing a tremendous emphasis on the past, it takes a good look in the rearview mirror to find a way forward.
A Bright Future Starts at Valley Oaks
Walking through the doors of a center like Valley Oaks for the first can be tough. We work hard to make sure that your visit is easy, streamlined, and professional while still addressing your needs. The reality is that more folks are seeking help than you’d ever imagine, and for good reason. More than 80% of folks that seek help for common mental health ailments see significant improvement. Your journey to life’s peaks can start right now… and start right here… at Valley Oaks.