Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Counselors and Therapists in Cherry Hill, NJ
Do you find yourself feeling restless and can never relax? Do you feel like you worry all the time and struggle to control worrying? Do you get stressed over constantly losing or misplacing things, procrastinating, easily distracted, or difficulty concentrating? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help with symptoms such as these and much more.
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses”
– Abraham Lincoln
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of the most empirically researched therapeutic approaches that emphasizes one’s self-thought process and psychological distress that disrupts the cognitive processes in changing the way one thinks resulting in a positive healthy change in behavior and affect. In other words, this therapy acts upon psychological distress in reducing destructive behaviors caused by the distress and over the course of treatments, an individual will be able to identify new ways of reacting to difficulties that may trigger the negative behaviors impacting the patient’s daily life.
CBT is effective when working in family, couples and group settings. It’s also commonly applied when working with children, adolescences and individuals with depression and anxiety disorders. This approach results in positive behavioral changes due to collaborative therapeutic relationship between client and counselor, in which the individual plays an active role in and out of the session. Since CBT does promote independency of the client, individuals are expected to complete assignments on their own time, such as writing journals, using relaxation techniques, distraction from the stimulus and breathing control to name a few. CBT incorporates homework assignments that focus on changing the individual’s self-thoughts, and perspectives. It helps identify what is realistic, true and rational.
CBT has been used in treatments such as:
- Sleep Disorders
- Substance Abuse
- Eating Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Chronic Medical Condition
- ADHD Disorder
- Asperger’s Disorder
At Thriveworks Cherry Hill, our counselors work hard, guiding individuals to self-enhancing cognitive restructuring that allows clients to recognize unhealthy thought patterns and redirect to a healthier outlook that will boost happiness and lead to more positive relationships and interactions.
Thriveworks Cherry Hill Counselors are excited to work with you! Call Thriveworks Cherry Hill Counseling today at 856-208-4396!