Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Let’s understand our emotions, thoughts, and behaviors
Cognitive Behavioral Psychotherapy is based on the idea that our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are in continuous interaction and influence each other. The way we interpret or think about a particular situation determines the feeling we have about that situation, which will determine our behavior in that situation.
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy is a form of collaborative psychotherapy focused on identifying and resolving client problems by combining two cognitive and behavioural therapies.
CBT is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including, anxiety disorders, panic attacks, phobias, anger, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness like bipolar disorder, PTSD, insomnia, psychoses.
CBT is based on several core principles, including:
- Psychological problems are based, in part, on faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking.
- Psychological problems are based, in part, on learned patterns of unhelpful behavior.
- People suffering from psychological problems can learn better ways of coping with them, thereby relieving their symptoms and becoming more effective in their lives.
CBT treatment usually involves efforts to change thinking patterns. These strategies might include:
- Learning to recognize one’s distortions in thinking that are creating problems, and then to reevaluate them in light of reality.
- Gaining a better understanding of the behavior and motivation of others.
- Using problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations.
- Learning to develop a greater sense of confidence is one’s own abilities.
- Facing one’s fears instead of avoiding them
- Learning to calm one’s mind and relax one’s body.
- Using role-playing to prepare for potentially problematic interactions with others
CBT helps individuals to fix their problems and to start to change their behavior. Through exercises in the session as well as “homework” tasks outside of sessions, patients/clients will develop coping skills, whereby they can learn to change their thinking, problematic emotions and behavior and to learn to be their own therapists.
In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life.
Types of medical and psychological conditions treated
Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy is an effective therapeutic approach for the following psychological and psychiatric problems:
- emotional: sadness, anxiety, depression, guilt, mood swings, bipolar disorder, helplessness, despair, lack of emotional response, etc.
- psychological: self-criticism, self-guiltiness, pessimism, lack of concentration, suicidal thoughts, unrealistic or excessive fears, irritability, anger, indecision, confusion, sleep disorders, intense dreams with strong emotional impact, etc.
- behavioral: panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia, bulimia, isolation of others, loss of interest in a personal image, smoke dependence, food addiction, excessive alcohol or drug use, etc.
Select the type of medical or psychological condition you are facing and ask an ID Therapy specialist.
We combine different psychotherapeutic solutionsto map the exact source and the way of how each symptom manifests.
ID Therapy team innovatively combines the types of therapy, to shorten the path to the solution and to diagnose directly in the context.