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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

spiral2grow, a leading provider of cognitive behavioral therapy in New York City, has professionals that include cognitive behavioral psychotherapists and cognitive counselors, who are expert in cognitive behavioral problems. spiral2grow, located in midtown Manhattan at 260 Madison #8023, New York, NY 10016, offers CBT treatment for self esteem, overcome anger management, conquer social anxiety, help couples and marriages. CBT is provided in individual counseling, couples counseling as well as group counseling.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a state-of-the-art, highly effective approach to psychological treatment. Cognitive therapy’s elegantly simple model has proven to be the most powerful and successful type of psychological treatment in outcome studies conducted over the past several decades.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy facilitates a collaborative relationship between the patient and therapist. Together, patient and counselor develop a trusting relationship and mutually discuss the presenting problems to be prioritized and explored in therapy. In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, the most pressing issue troubling the patient typically becomes the initial focus of treatment. As a result, the patient tends to feel relieved and encouraged that the primary problem that brought him to therapy is immediately being acknowledged and addressed. In Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, problems are tackled head-on in a very practical manner. The patient is coached on the ABC’s of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. The therapist explains the connection between thoughts and beliefs and their impact on behavior. How the patient thinks about problems determines the way in which the individual responds to various issues. It’s the manner of thinking about life’s issues that steers the patient’s way of behaving.

Cognitive theory states that human responses are governed by emotions, which actually cloud our logic. This is why changing the way we think change the way we think. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Cognitive Behavioral Counseling (CBT) is based on the premise that our belief system, thoughts and expectations about a person or event or situation influence the way we feel. This means that the feelings we experience are not the result of or inherent in of the situation itself or that others do not cause our feelings. It means that by having certain way of thinking, we cause ourselves to feel in a certain way. This knowledge fundamentally has changed the way psychological counseling is conducted and sceintelfically proven that once we change the way we think, we can change the way we feel about the situation. As such, we can have control of our feelings, much like we have control over other choices we make in our life.

Cognitive-Behavioral therapist or CBT psychotherapist will explore the depths and source of the thoughts and feelings you carry. A good therapist will take as much time as is needed to truly, deeply, and respectfully understand and appreciate the source of a belief. It is through this understanding, not through countering, that healing happens in any therapy, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.

  • CHANGE VIEW: 10 Key facts about CBT
    • Change: your thoughts and actions
    • Homework: practice makes perfect
    • strong>Action: don’t just talk, do!
    • Need: pinpoint the problem
    • Goals: move towards them
    • Evidence: shows CBT can work
    • View: events from another angle
    • I can do it: self-help approach
    • Experience: test out your beliefs
    • Write it down: to remember progress
  • Important things to know about CBT
    • Skills are acquired, strengthened, and generalized through the combination of individual psychotherapy, group work, homework assignments as well as coaching.
    • CBT is not a quick fix. A therapist is like a personal trainer that advises and encourages – but cannot ‘do’ it for you.
    • If you are feeling low, it can be difficult to concentrate and get motivated.
    • To overcome anxiety, you need to confront it. This may lead you to feel more anxious for a short time. You need to be committed and persistent in tackling and improving your health problem with the help of the therapist.
    • A good therapist will pace your sessions. Together you decide what you do.
    • CBT does not suit everyone and it is not helpful for all conditions.
    • For an accurate appraisal of your thoughts it is important to reassess the situation using effortful, valid, thoughtful, and accurate analysis that properly allows for the complexities we face. Employ critical thinking and work to understand what is.
    • Thinking in restricted, unconscious patterns (the old tapes) often robs you of the flexibility needed to cope with the ever-changing world and your physical problems. Learning to refute these patterns of negative thoughts and irrational feelings is called cognitive restructuring, and is the basis for a type of therapy called Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy or CBT.
    • It can be hard work. The homework may be difficult and challenging. You may be taken ‘out of your comfort zone’ when tackling situations which cause anxiety or distress. However, many people have greatly benefited from a course of CBT.
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