Behavioral therapy is a term referring to particular types of therapy that treat mental health disorders. The goal of behavioral therapy is to identify and encourage change of potentially self-destructive or unhealthy behaviors. It is based on the premise that all behaviors are learned and that unhealthy behaviors can be changed. The focus of treatment is often on current problems and how to change them. This type of therapy has shown to be beneficial for both adults and children.
Who can benefit from behavioral therapy?
Behavioral therapy can benefit people struggling with a wide range of disorders, such as:
- panic disorders
- anger issues
It is also helpful in treating conditions and disorders like:
- eating disorders
- post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- bipolar disorder
- phobias, including social phobias
- obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- substance abuse
Is behavioral therapy effective?
Behavioral therapy has successfully been used to treat a wide range of conditions. It’s considered to be extremely effective. About 75 percent of people who enter cognitive behavioral therapy experience some benefits from treatment.
A Behavioral Therapy approach using play therapy has proven to be very effective in children ages 3 to 12. Additionally, this therapy is increasingly being used in people of all ages.
Behavioral Therapy at Thriveworks Blacksburg
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