The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy—Therapists at Thriveworks McDonough, GA

Cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT is a type of psychotherapy that determines the influence our thoughts have on our emotions and behaviors. CBT has many applications from helping individuals with depression and anxiety to anger management and introducing important problem-solving strategies. Seeking the assistance of a CBT counselor can help you live a healthier, stronger and balanced life.

The Role of a CBT Therapist

Patients who receive therapy from a CBT professional will be required to introspect and determine the ways a specific pattern of thoughts influences their behaviors, responses and how they feel. When unhelpful or negative behaviors and poor coping strategies are maintained, it is time to understand how a set way of thinking about our situations can obscure our interpretation of it.

The purpose of visiting a cognitive behavioral therapist is to work toward a healthier interpretation of our world. Many people will blame external factors as being responsible for the way they feel or how they reacted to a circumstance. In CBT, your therapist will reverse such perceptions by allowing clients to see how our own interpretation of an event can have an influence on its outcome.

The way we respond to situations is in our control. It is these reactions towards events that can be positive, negative and manageable. Learning the ability to change the way you think about something can help you see it differently. When we can manage our thoughts and our perceptions, we are equipped to respond to circumstances in a healthier, constructive manner. It also teaches individuals how to cope with change.

The Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Many conditions are treated with CBT including:

  • Substance abuse
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Anger management
  • Personality Disorders
  • Insomnia
  • Various psychotic disorders

CBT has also shown improvements in conditions where muscle tension and aches are present.

Research involving CBT has revealed that cognitive behavioral therapy showed greater improvements in the mental health and well-being of patients compared to other treatments.

When to Visit a CBT Therapist?

Symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress that get in the way of living a healthy and balanced lifestyle can benefit from CBT. A certified therapist will work with patients to learn of their interpretations and ways of thinking. By assisting individuals in identifying self-defeating thoughts or negative thinking patterns, and the ways it influences how they respond or how they feel, positive change can be facilitated.

The process of CBT requires constant practice and the ability to gain insight into thoughts, responses and emotions. It is about taking charge and relying on constructive ways of coping to avoid falling into old and unhelpful patterns.

A need to work on your self-confidence, the desire to pursue a promotion at work, and achieving personal goals can receive the support that only CBT can provide. In consultation with your therapist, you can learn how to incorporate positive change into your personal and professional life.

For CBT delivered by certified and experienced counselors, Thriveworks Counseling and Coaching – McDonough offers behavioral therapy you can trust. Call us today at 678-853-5849!

Thriveworks Counseling

People Love Our Providers!

Overall Rating: 5 based on 6
5 1 6
reviews. See all reviews
Thriveworks Counseling McDonough


I needed someone to talk to and Keira was a great listener! She was patient and very kind. She didn't rush me ...Read more

I felt very comfortable with her. Very calming environment, clean and smelled great! I have told family members, and they will be going to her next. When I left her office I felt such relief and peace in my heart. I would recommend her to anyone that needs a kind, and open counselor.

Read less
Thriveworks Counseling McDonough

Professional Service

Victoria is compassionate, competent, a great listener, and the overall gold standard for professionals in her...Read more

field. Schedule an appointment with her today! You will not be disappointed

Read less
Thriveworks Counseling McDonough

Awesome experience

Victoria is open, honest, and empathetic. She has cheered me on during some of the best times in my life and h...Read more

as helped me through the worst. I highly recommend her services whether you are dealing with daily life stressors or deeper trauma.

Read less

Thriveworks Counseling

Schedule your first appointment with a Thriveworks Counselor or Life Coach!

  • 1725 Pennsylvania Ave
    McDonough , GA 30253

  • Mon-Fri:7:30AM-9PM

It’s Time to Start a Relationship with a Thriveworks Counselor

It’s not easy, but we’re extremely selective about the counselors, psychologists, and coaches that join our practice. Experience a provider with skill and passion for helping clients make meaningful advances in their lives, relationships, careers, and happiness.