Cognitive therapy, or cognitive-behavioral therapy, is a relatively short-term, targeted psychotherapy for a wide range of psychological problems that focuses on how you are thinking, behaving, and communicating in the present.
Unlike some other forms of therapy, cognitive therapy doesn’t focus on your early childhood experiences.
Cognitive therapy is a collaborative form of therapeutic treatment. Your therapist performs specialized cognitive assessments to help you identify specific distortions and biases in your thinking.
After going over your assessments with you, they provide comprehensive guidance on how to change this thinking. This is an ongoing process that involves monitoring your progress with you over time.
Psychological conditions can cause different symptoms in different people. Treatment has to be personalized and tailored to the individual. Generally, cognitive therapy is a valuable technique used to treat a variety of commonly occurring psychological problems, including:
The specifics of individualized cognitive therapy treatment depend on what psychological condition you suffer from and the severity of your condition.
During cognitive therapy sessions, your Source One therapist helps you become more mindful of your negative or destructive thoughts that contribute to your psychological problems. By pinpointing patterns of thought, you can develop coping methods to address them more effectively.
It can be done one-on-one or in groups with other patients who suffer from similar psychological conditions. The number of treatment sessions and length of each one depends on the severity of your condition.
Your therapist gives you homework assignments that help you challenge your own negative thought patterns. They talk to you about events happening in your life and ongoing behavioral patterns you exhibit that might be contributing to your psychological problems. Then they work with you to provide actionable methods to reshape your negative thinking.
The main benefit of cognitive therapy is that it helps you learn effective self-help skills to change the way you think, feel, and behave now so that you feel better. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is action-oriented, practical, rational, and helps you gain independence and see results in how you deal with real-life issues.
In some cases, it can effectively replace or supplement the benefits of prescribed medications that are used to help treat psychological conditions.
To learn more about the benefits of Source One’s cognitive therapy, call or use the convenient online booking tool to set up a consultation today.