Do you struggle from mental health issues resulting in dysfunctional behaviour, thoughts and feelings? Do you find yourself giving into depression, anxiety and obsessive thoughts? Whether you are having difficulty managing your worries, anxiety, sadness or severe post-traumatic stress symptoms, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can be proven quite effective in addressing many mental health issues.
But what is CBT?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidenced-based, problem-focused and action-oriented psychotherapy often used to treat depression, anxiety and other dysfunctional thoughts. CBT is simply a proven type of psychotherapy that aimed at helping someone change their thoughts, feelings and behavior to affect their mental health positively.
What are the benefits?
- Speedy results: CBT focuses its practical emphasis on actions and exercises, and therefore, brings relief much faster than traditional psychotherapy.
- Effectiveness: For anxiety and depression treatment, CBT is as effective or in various cases more effective than medication, especially if therapy’s lower relapse rates and absence of side effects are put into consideration.
- It offers empathy, empowerment, and support: Most times when you struggle with symptoms of anxiety or depression they are overcome with guilt, shame, and other painful emotions. What they need is some time with a professional who will listen to them and address their concerns. Qualified and experienced CBT therapists employ different strategies to provide the right amount of personal support, teaching, and implementation of skills.
Medication-free options exist! We would love for you to check out other mental health options and CBT is a great starting point.
As the holidays wind down and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues, it is important to focus on the mental health of yourself and the people you love.
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