CBT Therapist

CBT stands for Cognitive Behavior Therapy. Its a very common type of talk therapy (either alone or with other therapies) where you work with a therapist or psychotherapist. CBT helps you be aware of your negative thinking and respond to it in a healthy way. CBT is also sometimes more effective with a combination of therapy and medication. CBT can be very beneficial for those with mental health disorders such as depression, phobias, substance use disorders, sleep disorders, eating disorder, Post traumatic stress disorder but even just stress in general to deal with stressful situations in the daily life.

CBT may help you with:
Cope with grief or medical illness
Manage physical symptoms and symptoms of mental illness.
Overcome emotional trauma like abuse.
Treat mental illness when medication isn’t an option.
Identify and manage emotions better

How to find a CBT therapist?
Often you get a referral from a doctor or friend or other trusted sources. You could try to find one by yourself but it can be overwhelming. There are a few things you can check before meeting your therapist. Background certification and expertise.

Background: therapist can have different job titles depending on their education. Most will have a masters or doctoral degree. Certification: Make sure that the therapist you choose has a certification and license for their practice. Expertise: You can ask the therapist if they have expertise or experience treating the same concerns and symptoms as yours.

During a CBT session?
CBT is generally a short termed therapy ranging from 5 to 25 sessions it really depends on the illness, symptoms, the progress and support in your life. It may take a few sessions before fully understanding the situation and concerns. CBT generally focuses on specific problems, using a goal-oriented approach. After every session or so your therapist may ask you to do homework; activities, reading or practices on what you learn during your therapy sessions and apply what you’re learning in your daily life.

If you do try a therapist and it doesn’t feel right to you, you can try a different therapist until you find one that works well for you. CBT may not be for everyone and may not cure your illness but it can give you the right tools to cope with a situation in a healthy way and feel generally better about yourself.


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