There are so many therapeutic modalities available, it’s sometimes hard to know where to start. Over the next few weeks, we will take the time to highlight some to help you better understand which type of therapy/therapist you might be best suited to.
This week we will highlight Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. This is the most prevalent type of therapy and it can help with a variety of mental health issues. CBT encourages individuals to understand how their thoughts, feelings and behaviours relate to the emotional challenges they might be facing. In CBT, the idea is if we can understand and learn more adaptive ways of thinking and behaving, our mental health will likely improve.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:
– is a structured, generally short term, skill/strategy focused therapy.
– therapeutic work often involves the use of handouts and homework.
– is typically a goal oriented type of therapy, although it can involve some exploratory work as well.
– is a collaborative process and may look different depending on the therapist who is using it.
If this sounds like something you are interested in, check out our clinician’s bios on our website to see which of our clinicians use CBT in their practice.