Help For A Teen Help For An Adult
phone
866-542-4455
203-966-3561
Get Help Now

Silver Hill Hospital - Providing Addiction Counseling and Services Since 1931 Silver Hill Hospital - Provides Counseling and Therapy fo Co-Occurring Disorders Silver Hill Hospital - Providing Addiction Counseling and Services Since 1931 Silver Hill Hospital - Provides Counseling and Therapy fo Co-Occurring Disorders Silver Hill Hospital - Providing Chronic Pain and Recovery Counseling and Services Since 1931

Silver Hill Hospital Blog

About Silver Hill » Blog » July 2017 » What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?


What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

  
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that was developed in the 1960’s by a psychiatrist, Dr. Aaron Beck. In addition to identifying problematic thought patterns, the clinician helps patients understand how those thoughts affect their feelings and behaviors. CBT is used to help manage a variety of mental illnesses including, but not limited to:

· Anxiety disorders
· Depression
· Chronic pain
· Addiction
· Eating disorders
· Obsessive-compulsive disorder
· Post-traumatic stress disorder

What to Expect

You may feel a bit nervous or awkward when you start therapy, especially if it’s your first time, but that’s normal. Your therapist will help you feel comfortable and ask questions to facilitate the conversation. Most likely your first session will focus on gathering information about your current situation, what problems are brining you to therapy and your physical and mental health history. You and the therapist will also set a goal for what you would like to get out of CBT. During your first session make sure you also ask questions to determine if the therapist is a good fit for you. It’s crucial that you are comfortable and trust the person in order to get the most out of CBT.

Unlike other forms of therapy, CBT is a short-term psychotherapy. CBT doesn’t work overnight, but most problems can be resolved in 6 to 12 months. However, if a person has persistent mental illness, CBT sessions may be needed on a regular basis in order to manage/minimize symptoms. Patients usually see the therapist on a weekly basis for a 50-minute session; additional sessions may be added if you or the therapist feels it is needed. During your sessions, you will work towards achieving the goal(s) you identified. As you go through CBT, you will work with your therapist to:

· Identify what is troubling you, such as a medical condition, relationship problems or mental illness
symptoms.
· Discuss your thoughts and beliefs about the problems you are facing or life in general.
· Identify any negative or inaccurate thoughts about the problem(s) that may be contributing to your emotional distress.
· Determine ways you can reshape your troublesome thoughts, beliefs and problematic behaviors so they have less power in your life.

All conversations between you and your therapist will remain confidential unless you consent to releasing information. If there is an immediate threat to your safety or the safety of another person, the therapist is required by law to report the concerns.
 
 
How to Find a Therapist

It can seem like an overwhelming task to just pick a name off of a list. One of the best ways to find someone is to ask for a recommendation. Ask your primary care doctor, OBGYN, or trusted friends and family members.  You can also consult the following professional organizations for recommendations:
Keep in mind that the first person you see may not be the right person for you. If you don’t feel like you connect with the person or you aren’t comfortable, there are many others to choose from. Mental Health America has compiled a list of resources to help you find mental health services in your community, including affordable treatment for those who don’t have insurance.
Posted: 7/24/2017 7:15:34 AM by Silver Hill Admin | with 0 comments
Filed under: cognitive behavior therapy, treatment



Share
Add to Facebook   Add to Twitter   Add to Pinterest   Add to StumbleUpon   Add to Newsvine   Add to Reddit   Add to Diigo   Add to Mixx   Add to Link-a-Gogo   Add to Yahoo MyWeb   Add to Yahoo Bookmarks   Add to Google Bookmarks
Comments
Blog post currently doesn't have any comments.
Leave comment



Is six > than two? (true/false)
I Need Information On

“mental◊  AA◊  Addiction◊  ADHD◊  Alcohol◊  alcohol free◊  alcoholism◊  alternative therapies◊  anorexia◊  anxiety◊  ARFID◊  art therapy◊  athletes◊  baby blues◊  behavior◊  binge drinking◊  binge eating disorder◊  Bipolar Disorder◊  body image◊  borderline personality disorder◊  bulimia◊  bullying◊  caregiver◊  children◊  chronic pain◊  cognitive behavior therapy◊  cognitive behavioral therapy◊  college students◊  coping skills◊  cyberbullying◊  Depression◊  dialectical behavior therapy◊  Disorder◊  Drinking◊  eating disorders◊  elderly◊  exercise◊  family◊  food◊  gala◊  gardening◊  grief◊  Headaches◊  health”◊  heroin◊  holidays◊  humor◊  kids◊  law enforcement training◊  meditation◊  mental health◊  mental illness◊  mental illness awareness◊  mental illness resources◊  mental illness treatment options◊  military◊  mindfulness◊  mood◊  mood disorders◊  new years resolutions◊  nutrition◊  opioids◊  panic attacks◊  parenting◊  patient story◊  personality disorders◊  pet therapy◊  pilates◊  postpartum depression◊  post-traumatic stress◊  pregnancy◊  prescription drugs◊  prom◊  PTSD◊  recipes◊  Recovery◊  resilience◊  SAD◊  Schizoaffective◊  schizophrenia◊  seasonal affective disorder◊  self-care◊  self-harm◊  sobriety◊  social work◊  sports◊  spring break◊  stigma◊  stress◊  substance abuse◊  suicide prevention◊  summer camp◊  support◊  support groups◊  teens◊  tragedy◊  treatment◊  under-age drinking◊  veterans◊  volunteers◊  wellness◊  yoga
Posts
Prescription Drug Misuse and Addiction

Silver Hill Hospital Names New President and Medical Director

What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy?

Creative Therapies at Silver Hill Hospital

What is Mindfulness?

What is Schizoaffective Disorder?

Maternal Depression Awareness Month

Addiction: Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

Alcohol Awareness Month: Preventing Teen Alcohol Use

Self-Harm Awareness Month

Post Archive
August 2017 (2)
July 2017 (2)
June 2017 (1)
May 2017 (2)
April 2017 (2)
March 2017 (2)
February 2017 (2)
January 2017 (2)
December 2016 (3)
November 2016 (2)
October 2016 (2)
September 2016 (2)
August 2016 (2)
July 2016 (1)
June 2016 (2)
May 2016 (2)
April 2016 (2)
March 2016 (2)
February 2016 (3)
January 2016 (1)