Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

What Is CBT Therapy

Are you seeking mental health treatment? If so, you are not alone. One in six Americans started therapy for the first time in 2020, and the need for mental health resources has only grown.

In your search for help, you may have come across the term cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). CBT is one of the most popular therapeutic treatments available. It is proven to be greatly effective with a wide variety of mental health conditions and substance use disorder.

When there are so many different treatment options available, it may be hard to choose. We’re here to help. Read on to learn what you can expect from cognitive behavioral therapy at the Sunshine Care Centers.

What is CBT?

CBT stands for cognitive behavioral therapy. It is a type of talk therapy that successfully manages symptoms related to PTSD, CPTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, OCD, and many more. 

Today, CBT is one of the most common forms of therapy utilized in the field. It is often the first type of therapy a mental health professional will try with a patient due to its impressive results since its conception in the 1960s.

To start a healing journey with CBT, the therapist will find what harmful psychological issues are rooted in negative or maladaptive thought patterns. If someone can re-wire their thought patterns, they can break through the cycle of destructive self-talk. It is those negative thought patterns that sometimes result in unhelpful learned behaviors. These steps support the clinical nature of psychological disorders by easing symptoms while a client works with their psychiatrist. 

Next, the therapist will look at a patient’s core beliefs. Core beliefs influence the mental health of an individual. If these core beliefs are wrong or misguided, working through them and making the appropriate adjustments can significantly impact a person’s life. 

Lastly, patients will develop coping strategies to combat their negative thoughts and behaviors, thus getting better control over their mental health.

In conjunction with medication, lifestyle changes, and traditional therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy eases symptoms and vastly improves the quality of a patient’s life.

What does CBT Treat?

Our facilities offer Cognitive Behavioral Therapy services from providers with over 30 years of experience. Our team has successfully treated a large variety of addiction, mental health, and behavioral issues with CBT.

CBT is best known as a treatment for mental health issues, including but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Eating disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • PTSD
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder

CBT has been proven to be excellent in treating the disorders mentioned above, but its impact does not stop there. Our team of professionals has also found significant success with CBT’s use as a form of alcohol and drug addiction intervention and rehabilitation. Addiction can be described as repetitive and destructive behaviors related to drug and alcohol abuse. Working with our therapists using CBT helps to re-establish healthy coping mechanisms and thought processes.

CBT: Group Therapy v. Individual Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of therapy focused on identifying harmful thought patters, beliefs, or behaviors that have led to the patient’s underlying issues regarding mental health struggles or drug and alcohol abuse. There are a number of ways to structure the therapy.

If you are interested in CBT as a treatment for your mental health or addiction struggles, several therapeutic elements are available. Although our team of professionals will help set up a treatment plan with you, the following are some of the options available.

Group Sessions: Group CBT sessions are a great way to have a communal growth experience. Exchanging with those who have experienced similar emotions and struggles, if not the exact same experience, can allow the patient to feel less alone and more comfortable changing their behaviors. Building a community of support has been proven to ensure long-lasting recovery from addiction and mental health struggles. 

Individual Sessions: If you are a potential patient who is either reluctant or uncomfortable sharing your experience in a group setting, then individual CBT is a great way to learn to make healthy adjustments to how you go about and perceive life. Individual sessions offer a flexible timetable that caters to your exact needs and offers focused attention on your schedule.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy You Can Trust

At Sunshine Care Centers, we are dedicated to providing patients with the resources they need to recover. From music therapy to cognitive-behavioral and trauma therapy, we have a program to fit your needs. If you or a loved one is ready to tackle mental health concerns or substance use disorder, Sunshine Care Centers has your back.

Sunshine Care Centers has a suite of specialists with over 30 years of experience in drug and alcohol rehabilitation to assist you on the road to recovery. Whether in North Texas or Southern California, Sunshine Care Centers offers the highest level of care available. We pride ourselves on our clean, compassionate, and secure environment. We use evidence-based addiction treatment with flexible programs that cater to your needs. 

Don’t wait to receive the help you deserve. 

Speak to a specialist at Sunshine Care Centers by calling 883-597-CARE or message us today! 

 

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