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  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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    Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based, short-term, goal-oriented form of therapy that has been proven to help people with a wide range of difficulties and diagnoses.

    When you start CBT at Riverside Psychology you’ll learn about how your thoughts and actions impact the way that you feel. You’ll also become empowered to change those assumptions and behaviors that may be keeping you stuck in unhelpful cycles.

    But what does “cognitive” and “behavioral” even mean?

    The “C” of CBT is all about the way that we think. You’ll learn about how sometimes we have an unhelpful perspective that misses part of the story and impacts the way we interact with the world.

    The “B” of CBT is all about the way we act. You’ll learn to catch your unhelpful habits and patterns, and find new, more effective ways, to behave in certain situations.

    Research has proven that CBT can help with:

    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Panic attacks
    • Phobias
    • Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
    • Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
    • Social anxiety
    • Substance abuse
    • Sexual issues
    • Anger management

    Many people come to Riverside Psychology frustrated that their previous therapy involved a lot of talking about the past without learning anything new. With CBT, you’ll find that therapy is structured, productive, and focused on your goals. CBT is not supposed to last forever. In fact, it’s a short-term treatment that teaches you to become your own therapist. We do this by building skills, restructuring routines, breaking habits, increasing mindfulness, challenging beliefs, providing psychoeducation, and much more.

    If you would benefit from CBT, please contact Riverside Psychology today. We would be happy to speak with you about how we may be able to help.