Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Parkland, FL & Residents of Florida

CBT Therapy, Parkland, FL

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most commonly used types of treatment in talk therapy – for good reason: it is also one of the most effective treatments! CBT is an evidence-based treatment that is structured, short-term, and present-oriented therapeutic modality that is directed toward solving current problems and modifying dysfunctional thinking and behavior.

CBT addresses the client’s thought patterns, specific feelings/emotions, and behaviors that could potentially be contributing to dissatisfaction in life. Even more simply put: CBT presents the idea that how we think affects how we feel, which then affects what we do… which, in turn, affects how we feel, and so on… can you see the cycle?

What is interesting about Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is that it helps clients understand themselves better and it gives them a clearer picture of what steps they can take toward improving their mental health and emotional state.

 

Some common questions about CBT:

How long does CBT treatment last?

Although many clients can see improvement in 8 to 10 sessions with this goal-oriented therapy, determining the length of treatment in therapy with CBT is a collaborative process between the client and therapist. CBT is typically a shorter-term therapy, as it addresses and focuses on the main issue(s) that the client presents with; however, it can last longer if needed.

How do I know if CBT is right for me?

If your goal is to get better quickly so that you do not need to be in therapy for a long time, CBT is probably right for you. CBT is very solution-oriented and usually works best with people who are addressing specific issues:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Stress management
  • Drug or alcohol problems
  • Sleep problems
  • Chronic medical disorders

Will CBT help me even if I don’t have a clinical disorder?

In short, yes. CBT is very effective with many kinds of problems that humans face in their daily lives. You do not need to be diagnosed with a clinical disorder to benefit from CBT.
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