Many people who struggle with mental health issues or behavioral issues benefit from therapy. There are many types of treatment available, including group therapy, talk therapy, and experiential therapy. Mental health counselors often use cognitive behavioral therapy to help clients manage their problems by changing them and behave. CBT can help people manage their issues in a different way than they’re used to, helping them feel more positive about what they’re doing and how they are handling their problems.
Interrupting Old Behaviors by Setting New Responses
Many people with mental health disorders sometimes have trouble reacting to stressful situations. For example, if you’re a person who tends to abuse alcohol, you may have difficulty saying “no” at a holiday party when you’re invited to have a drink. CBT can help you learn different behaviors to minimize the chances that you’ll face this problem.
Why Does CBT Work?
CBT helps people retrain the brain and help you find power with your actions and reactions. Many people come to therapy with self-defeating behaviors that they’re trying to change, which is why CBT is used widely. This type of treatment can help people manage anxiety, personality disorders, and addiction or compulsive behavior.
Talking about your behavior and challenging self-defeating or destructive behavior can help you feel better about yourself and the things going on in your life. It can help you feel like you have more control.
CBT tends to focus more on working on what’s going on in your day-to-day life, rather than examining the past.
CBT and Mental Health Disorders
CBT can help people with a range of disorders or who experience anxiety, depression, or low-self esteem. It is used to help people in therapy for drug abuse, eating disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Many people who work with CBT in therapy appreciate that it is action-focused, helping them examine problems without being overwhelmed. As humans, our thoughts, emotions, and even physical sensations are all related. That’s how it empowers people; you have the opportunity to change your actions and ideas or calm down an anxious body sensations such as rapid breathing.
Learning More About Therapy
There are many benefits that people can get from therapy, whether you suffer from anxiety or have a mental health disorder. Everyone can learn new life tools and make positive changes! Therapy can help you start your journey! Want to learn more? Call us at 949-245-9812. All calls are 100% confidential.