Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

What Is CBT?

Dr. Aaron Beck developed cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in the 1960s and the medical community researched its effectiveness extensively. It’s the most common therapy for treating psychiatric disorders. CBT focuses on how cognitions, emotions, and behavior relate to each other and how changing the way an individual evaluates a situation can change the behavioral reaction. It can also be applied by initially implementing behavioral changes which will lead to an eventual change in cognitive processes.
In CBT, the therapist and the client work in collaboration to identify and solve specific problems that have prevented the client from effective functioning. According to the Beck Institute, CBT has been found to be effective in more than 1,000 outcome studies for a myriad of psychiatric disorders, including depressive disorderbipolar disorderschizophreniaanxiety disorders, substance use disorder, and dual diagnosis
CBT is effective for individuals who have had difficulties with other types of therapy. Since CBT is solution-focused, it gives individuals a goal and the skills they need to achieve that goal. With identifiable milestones, participants feel more successful and more likely to continue with the program.
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How We Use CBT

We use CBT to help clients manage their symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder (BPD), and substance use disorder. This solution-focused treatment evaluates the cycle between a client’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This helps the client and therapist work together to break an unhealthy cycle and re-establish healthier thoughts and behaviors.

Other Treatment Options

If you have a mental health or substance abuse disorder that requires comprehensive mental health treatment, then contact the professionals at Lifeskills South Florida. We offer premier mental health therapies to help individuals and families recover from mental illnesses and addiction. Some of the other mental health therapies we offer include:
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Interested in learning more about CBT or our other treatment methods? Call our compassionate Admissions Team today at 866-321-9430 or fill out our contact form.

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