Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, What is it and is it right for me?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or whats many times referred to as CBT, is a type of mental health treatment. It’s commonly available in many places around the United States as well as in other countries. When considering a type of specific therapy like this we want to ask a question of ourselves. Exactly what makes CBT an important type of psychotherapy and is it the right type of treatment for me?  Its recent popularity is because medical evidence keeps stacking up for what it can do for an individual. As a result, studies show that CBT can help people with a lot of different problems. To add a little more detail to that statement here is a list below that will show you some of the issues and problems CBT can help with:

  • Insomnia

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  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Personality Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Anxiety in College Students
  • …and more.

Most importantly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy benefits the common problems of depression and anxiety that many Americans face today.  As a result, we know with a high degree of certainty that CBT studied in short-term therapy improves these depressive states and symptoms.  When we say short-term that means, in general, 10-16 sessions with a qualified therapist.  During and after the therapy researchers will ask people about how they are doing in order to mark progress.  Measuring these improvements can happen for about 3 months of active and regular treatment. Furthermore, follow up visits are a great way to see if improvement sticks around and usually continues for up to a year after people have ended the treatment.

CBT skills are an important approach to care at Pondworks

Austin psychotherapy providers commonly use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy skills and we do the same at Pondworks. To explain further, we provide supportive psychotherapy and bring CBT techniques where they can be most helpful. We tend to use CBT around issues like sleep, improving self-esteem and energizing people to start healthy activities in their lives. To finish, Pondworks believes CBT provides our patients with important life skills. The end result means lots more emotional wellness for our patients, which is what we always strive to accomplish. We encourage you to get in touch with us today to discuss how we can assist you to get where you want to be!