Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
You've heard of CBT, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, before.
Maybe, it was suggested to you by a friend or family member.
Maybe you have a cognitive behavioral therapy referral from your physician.
Perhaps, your therapist cited CBT as the approach to work through your specific concerns.
Or, you found out about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy while searching online.
By now, you know that CBT can help with anxiety. Trauma. Depression. Sleep issues. Perfectionism. And, so much more. But, is it right for you? How can you know if it's worth your time and effort to try this therapy without learning more about it? We want to help you feel as comfortable with your treatment as you can. At Golden Vibes Counseling Center, you will always be treated as an individual. Your care and counseling will be yours alone. But, we are committed to using therapy methods that work. One of those effective, evidence-based approaches is CBT or, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a proven type of treatment for many different issues. You and your therapist can choose to use CBT to treat your mental health concerns and symptoms. CBT is well-studied and shown to be effective for many issues.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is based on two basic principles. As the name suggests, these two pieces are cognitive and behavioral. Let's break those two parts down a bit more, to get to the heart of what this therapy actually does.
The cognitive piece refers to your thoughts. Many of us go through our day without realizing how much our thoughts impact our emotions! It turns out that modifying our thought patterns gives us a great deal of power over our emotions, and, in turn, our mental well-being. A CBT-trained therapist can help you identify the thoughts that are not serving you. Then, challenge the truthfulness of these thoughts. And, finally, start to change your thought patterns so that you can live a happier, less stressful life!
The second part of CBT is the behavioral piece. Often, our behaviors impact our mood and mental health. But, we don’t realize which behaviors make us feel good and which make us feel bad. A CBT trained therapist can give you the tools to determine which is which. First, you'll take a step back and look at activities in your day-to-day life. Then, decide which of those activities is serving your goals, and which are not. Your therapist can also suggest new behaviors that have been studied and shown to improve your well-being. Then, suggest specific behaviors that will help stop the difficult symptoms that you may be facing.
Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Right for Me?
As you now know, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can be used to treat a variety of issues.
The issues CBT can help with include:
postpartum or perinatal problems
obsessions and/or compulsive behavior
coping with traumatic events
If you feel that the way you think about things is getting in your way, CBT is likely to be a good fit for you. If you still aren’t sure if Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is right for you, give our referral staff a call! We will be happy to match you with the right therapist for the issues you are facing. What are you waiting for?
Begin Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Madison, WI
Your thoughts do not have to rule your life. Instead, you can take control of them with cognitive behavioral therapy. Our Madison, WI-based therapists can even help you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Wisconsin. If you have gotten a cognitive behavioral therapy referral, we would love to help you right away. To get started, just follow these three steps:
Call our office at 608-571-0558 or e-mail us to make an appointment
Start taking control back and living your life on your terms now
More Mental Health Services at Golden Vibes Counseling Center
At our Madison, WI therapy clinic, we want you to feel comfortable with your care. We know you are a multi-faceted person with a wide range of needs and concerns. That's why we have a lot of different ways to serve you. From therapy in our chic, contemporary counseling space to expert online counseling in Wisconsin, we are ready to meet you where you are. Our professional therapists can help you using a variety of approaches including CBT, EMDR, and Brainspotting. These methods can help with sexual assault recovery, anxiety therapy, depression treatment, reproductive or maternal mental health, multicultural counseling, and more. We also specialize in LGBTQAI+ counseling and poly-affirming therapies and can assist with gender-affirming care. We truly look forward to meeting you and getting to know you as an individual.