Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) ?

Well, I find this to be a very good question.

Why CBT? What makes CBT a good fit for most of us?

I will start with a few words i found by doing a simple Google search. Here are 2 of the most comprehensive answers that I was able to find:

‘‘Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy that can help you manage your problems by changing the way you think and behave. It’s most commonly used to treat anxiety and depression, but can be useful for other mental and physical health problems.”

‘‘Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. … CBT works by changing people’s attitudes and their behavior by focusing on the thoughts, images, beliefs and attitudes that are held (a person’s cognitive processes) and how these processes relate to the way a person behaves, as a way of dealing with emotional problems.”

I will share with you the main 2 reasons why I prefer CBT and I have chosen to specialize in CBT:
1. CBT operates from the premise that we are all imperfect, reaching to be accepted, to do better and to be better. This means that CBT does not assume that we are in any way broken and in need of being fixed.

2. CBT is goal oriented. It is client and action focused. It enables us to take action and to move towards our goals. It empowers us by putting at our disposal tools, techniques and knowledge that help us to get closer to the self-concept, to the ideal version of us, that we all know we are capable of.

What can CBT be used for ?

The first CBT models were put into practice about 50 years ago, with the purpose to treat depression. There are now models for treating a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress (PTSD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disporder (GAD)
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction
  • Social Fobia
  • Anger
  • Marital Conflict
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Eating Disorders
  • …. many other menthal and physical conditions.

Research has shown that CBT can reduce symptoms of health conditions than some other treatments are unable to relieve. Also, as a relatively new therapy model it is the most documented and most detailed recorded model of therapy available out there. This, in addition to credibility, it also offers a wide range ot tools, techniques and applicable work models, that are easy to apply in our day to day lives, and it offers measurables and lasting results.

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