What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Nashville?

Our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Interventions are when our clients and their primary therapist work together to identify harmful patterns of thinking or behaviors. They discuss what impact these behaviors have on their well being, and set goals in an effort to create healthier habits. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of therapy that treats problems and encourages happiness by adjusting dysfunctional emotions, thoughts, and actions. By focusing on solutions, patients are encouraged to confront distorted thoughts and change unhealthy behavior patterns. The therapeutic relationship between the therapist and their clients is a top priority when using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. It is important that the client/therapist relationship is a working connection.

What is CBT Used For?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a useful tool to address emotional challenges, including manage symptoms of mental illness, prevent a relapse of mental illness symptoms, identify ways to manage emotion, cope with grief or loss, identify ways to manage emotions and resolve relationship conflicts. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy can also be part of a treatment plan for Mental Health disorders, including but not limited to: sleep disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, OCD, and eating disorders.

What to Expect

CBT sessions can be done in individual sessions, in sessions with family members, or in a group session with other people who are struggling with similar issues. In the first session, patients will learn more about their mental health condition, and then learn and practice techniques to cope with their condition. These techniques include resilience, coping, stress management and relaxation.

4 Steps in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:

  1. Identify troubling situations or problems in your life
  2. Become aware of your thoughts, emotions, and beliefs concerning these problems.
  3. Identify negative or inaccurate thinking.
  4. Reshape negative or inaccurate thinking.

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