Andrew is stuck in a rut and has been for the past week. It began at work when his boss called him in for an impromptu meeting—Andrew was proud of the work he’d accomplished in the last month and expected nothing but praise; instead, his boss started out by thanking him for his hard work… but also criticized him for not taking enough initiative. All Andrew could focus on was the criticism. “That’s so not fair, I’ve been doing a great job! I don’t deserve this.” He takes his bad mood home with him and immediately starts an argument with his wife. Their fight ends with her telling him to spend some time alone to think about his actions. “I didn’t do anything wrong! She should be more sympathetic! I hate my life,” he announces.
This perfectly exemplifies the trouble that is negative thinking. Andrew is convinced that bad things keep happening to him—bad things that he doesn’t deserve! He engages in cognitive distortions which only worsen his situation and causes him to dig a deeper hole. Does this sound familiar? Have you been in a similar situation before? It might be hard to admit, but sometimes we are our own worst enemies! We engage in this negative thinking, which then guides our actions and creates a not-so-great reality.
“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” –Albert Einstein
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) at Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale, FL in Broward County can help you say goodbye to these negative thinking patterns and hello to a happier, healthier life. You will learn to bring the positive thoughts to the forefront, no matter what situation you are in. And you will leave our office with valuable tools that will inform the course of your life as well as the lives of those around you. Our mission is to help you live better. If you’re interested in achieving optimal living, consider working with a cognitive behavioral therapist at Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale, FL. Call (754) 400-5514 when you want to schedule your first appointment.
How Can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Help Me?
Think back to the example above for a moment. Andrew buried himself in negative thoughts. What if he had chosen to think positive thoughts instead? To be more specific, what if Andrew chose to put a positive spin on his boss’s criticism: “Maybe I don’t take enough initiative at work. I want to improve on that and excel in my job.” Rather than pitying himself, Andrew could take his boss’s critique, use it to improve his work, and maybe even secure a raise or a promotion by showing his boss that he can take initiative. This would have set a different tone for his mood, and it probably wouldn’t have led to his arguing with his wife.
Trust us, we know: It’s easy to get caught up in the bad and it’s hard to focus on the good! But it’s worth the little extra effort. If you aren’t sure how to control your negative thoughts and think positive thoughts instead, don’t worry: A cognitive behavioral therapist at Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale, FL can help. They specialize in helping people change their thoughts for the better, which helps their clients with…
- Depressive thoughts and feelings
- Addiction or substance abuse
- Grief after the loss of a loved one
- Feelings of loneliness
- Low self-esteem
- Career success
- Personal development
…and more! The Broward County cognitive behavioral therapists at Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale, FL will assess your specific needs as well as your goals and then design cognitive behavioral therapy treatment to best help you.
Schedule Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale in Broward County
Do you have a bad habit of thinking negative thoughts? Don’t worry, most of the population does! But that doesn’t mean you can’t change this bad habit right now. Consider scheduling cognitive behavioral therapy at Thriveworks Fort Lauderdale, FL in Broward County. We have therapists and counselors on staff who are eager to help you make life-changing improvements.
We have next-day appointments available as well as evening sessions and weekend sessions. We’re dedicated to getting you the mental health help that you need now. Call (754) 400-5514 to schedule your first cognitive behavioral therapy appointment.