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COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY 

Struggling to quiet your mind.

Have you been ruminating on negative or anxious thoughts? Unable to stop the negative thought cycle as soon as it starts. Letting anxious thoughts get so out of control you fall into a deep sadness or anxiety attack. 


Do you live life unaware? 


Struggling to understand yourself and why you do the things you do. You feel like you have no self awareness, or questioning whether you do. Your relationships are suffering around you, you are struggling at work, and your self esteem is plummeting. You feel disconnected from your life, struggling to connect patterns or understand why things are as they are. 


Failing to handle your emotions. 


Perhaps you have had thoughts like…

“Why can’t I control this emotion?”

“Why can’t this just go away?” 

“How long will I have to feel like this?”


You are having an ever-lasting battle with your emotions and feelings, and struggle to stay regulated and stable whenever you get triggered. 


And now you feel struck, unable to help yourself move past things and feeling overwhelmed with more and more until you know you will one day break down. 


You recognize that left unchecked your inability to manage your emotions could lose you so much, like your job, your family or even your life. 

 
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BUT, YOU CAN HELP YOURSELF.

Instead of feeling this burden is all on you, reaching out to a professional to help guide and teach you new skills can be all you need to move forward in your life better prepared to handle your emotions.


By reaching out to a professional trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), you are helping yourself learn the skills needed to empower you to manage your emotions in a healthy way. 


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression, anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders, and severe mental illness.


Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.

 

CBT treatment changes thinking patterns.

These CBT strategies include:

  • Learning to recognize one’s distortions in thinking that are creating problems, and then to reevaluate them in light of reality.

  • Gaining a better understanding of the behavior and motivation of others.

  • Using problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations.

  • Learning to develop a greater sense of confidence in one’s own abilities.


CBT treatment also usually involves efforts to change behavioral patterns.


These CBT strategies include:

  • Facing one’s fears instead of avoiding them.

  • Using role playing to prepare for potentially problematic interactions with others.

  • Learning to calm one’s mind and relax one’s body.


CBT places an emphasis on helping individuals learn to be their own therapists. Through exercises in the session as well as “homework” exercises outside of sessions, clients are helped to develop coping skills, whereby they can learn to change their own thinking, problematic emotions, and behavior. These tools you can use long after you end treatment to help you care for yourself in a new, healthy way.

 

WE CAN HELP GUIDE YOU IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

At Grounded Connections Counseling, Inc., all our therapists implement CBT techniques throughout our treatment with clients to help ensure our clients are getting the best care to target their specific goals.  

We know that reaching out can be hard, especially when you are used to relying on yourself solely.


Through reaching out for therapeutic support, you are allowing for the opportunity to be the best version of yourself and arming yourself with the tools you need to cultivate a new way of living. 


Reach out today to help us get you started on your new path of self growth. 


Click below to schedule a consultation or call us now at 949.329.5233.

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