What Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Look Like?
Our work together is collaborative. In your sessions, I will teach you how to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Together we will apply your new knowledge and skills to your real life problems and help you become self-sufficient in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to overcome your feelings of anxiety and depression or to reduce/eliminate your relationships problems.
During your sessions, I invite you to share openly and honestly and you never have to worry about being judged or criticized. No matter what you feel, what you fear or who you are I invite you to come just as you are. All race, religion, sexual orientation and lifestyle preferences are welcome.
A typical treatment of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) lasts anywhere from 8-12 weeks depending on your previous experience in treatment, your ability to put time into self-paced activities outside of your therapy sessions and the nature of your issue. Treatment can move at a slower pace if you wish, but it’s not usually as effective.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is built around weekly treatment sessions and starts with 1-3 weeks of education based sessions where I learn about the issues you’re facing and explain the model of treatment.
Weeks 4-9 are active sessions where we apply practical skills to your real life issues and I assign homework for you to work on between sessions. Follow through on your homework assignments is an essential part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and learning your new CBT skills, but don’t worry we design the homework together to make it as enjoyable as possible.
Finally, sessions 10-12 occur less often (usually 2x per month) as you begin to use the skills in your own life with less of my coaching/support so that you can truly integrate your new skills into your life. By week 12 most clients notice significant improvements in their lives. If by week 12 you are still wanting support as you continue to practice your new skills CBT skills I am more than happy to support you for as long as you need to feel confident and comfortable.
You might believe that through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), you can indeed find healing in your mind, emotions, and body, but still have questions or concerns…