Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, examines negative patterns and distortions in the way we look ourselves and the world. At Allied Psychological Services, P.C. the therapists thoroughly examine the behaviors of clients and how they react in situations that trigger depression and anxiety.
The therapy involves facing your fears rather than avoiding them because this is the only way you can deal with them.
The CBT approach is evidence-based approach to help
reduce depression and anxiety by teaching you to:
- Identify distortions in thinking
- Stand back from your thinking to consider situations from different viewpoints
- See thoughts as ideas about what is going on
Where is CBT Used For?
Evidences suggest that cognitive behavioral therapy is particularly effective in treating anxiety and depression. Allied Psychological Services, P.C. offers tailored treatments to other specific problems.
- Bipolar disorder
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Substance use disorders
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Specific phobias
There are three levels of cognition
- Cognition Thoughts - Rational thoughts and choices are made with full awareness.
- Schemas are shaped by influences in childhood and other life experiences
- Automatic Thoughts - A set of thought that flow rapidly so you may not be fully aware of them.