Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

There are many treatments used in addiction and mental health treatments. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, also known as CBT, is one type of treatment. It consists of evidence based techniques and methods that help a person get to the underlying issues surrounding the addiction or mental health issues.

 

Here at Recovery by the Sea in Stuart, FL, we have a team of professionals who would be happy to help you start your recovery and improve your mood, happiness level and overall lifestyle. One of our treatments is cognitive-behavioral therapy. We have many other types of therapy and services that could be a part of your treatment program, too.

Goals of CBT

CBT is a type of treatment designed to help a person with their negative thoughts, behaviors and emotional turmoil. Many studies show that this type of therapy is effective when it comes to helping people who are struggling with addiction or who experience a mental health disorder. CBT has many applications. Some of them include the following:

  • Help a person with phobias
  • Reduce anxiety
  • Fight depression
  • Assist a person when trying to conquer substance abuse

The key goal of CBT is that a person should be able to distinguish thought patterns that cause them to act out in unconstructive ways. In addition, you can learn how to function without the use of substances when attending CBT.

What To Expect with CBT Treatment

Any kind of treatment can be a little scary. However, if you know what to expect from the treatment it can be easier to head into. Some things you can expect from CBT treatment include the following:

  • Functional analysis – During this step, you will start to identify negative beliefs and thoughts
  • Behavioral identification – At this point, your therapist will help you identify behaviors and thoughts that you have found to be problematic
  • Relapse prevention – In this step, you will learn about the triggers that could cause you to relapse and find strategies that help you to handle those triggers
  • Creating a plan – You will work with our team to create and work on your treatment plan and aftercare plan

It is important to understand this type of treatment isn’t meant to last forever. In most cases, there is an end date in place after a person attends a series of sessions.

CBT Techniques

There are some specific exercises used in CBT treatment sessions. Some of these include the following:

  • Behavioral experiments
  • Thought records
  • Imagery based exposure
  • Pleasant activity schedules

During your treatment program, you might also receive other services along with the CBT such as support groups and other types of therapy.

CBT Treatment at Recovery by the Sea

CBT treatment has been very beneficial for many people who struggle with an addiction or mental health disorder.

Are you looking for a treatment program that will help you on your way to recovery? If so, call us today at Recovery by the Sea and we can get you started in a program that includes cognitive-behavioral therapy and other treatment services.

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