Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / CBT in Media, PA / Delaware County, PA
Why do I make the same mistakes over and over again? Why do I always fear bad things happening? Why do I avoid everything? Why does everything feel so hard? Why do I struggle in relationships? Why do I have bad eating habits? Why am I so angry all the time? Why am I depressed? Why am I anxious? Why can’t I cope? Why am I always overwhelmed? Why am I nervous all the time? If you find yourself asking any of the above questions, you may benefit from CBT treatment.
What is CBT?
CBT is an evidence-based treatment approach developed By Dr. Aaron T. Beck in the 1960’s. Dr. Beck was studying patients suffering from depression and found that maladaptive cognitions, or thoughts, resulted in persistent levels of emotional distress and negative behaviors.
What are the components of CBT?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a talk therapy that explores the connections between a person’s thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, and behaviors. While undergoing CBT treatment an individual will learn to identify negative thinking patterns, negative feelings, and unhelpful behaviors that are all connected.
How does CBT help?
The goal of CBT is to help the individual to identify their negative thinking patterns and teach them to replace them with more positive thoughts. Additionally individuals identify their negative behaviors and work to replace them with more helpful ones. After CBT treatment the individual will have the skills necessary and feel empowered to deal with any obstacles they are presented with in the future.
Is CBT an evidence based practice?
CBT is an evidence-based practice which means that there is research based evidence demonstrating its effectiveness as a treatment model. Numerous studies have been completed on CBT treatment and data gathered proving its effectiveness to treat various issues.
What does CBT treat?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been a proven and effective treatment method for various mental health problems.
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Performance Anxiety
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Dysthymic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Panic Disorder
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Eating Disorders
- Anger Issues
- Insomnia/sleep problems
What would I do during CBT treatment?
CBT is a structured treatment model and is normally short term in nature. CBT is a collaborative approach between therapist and client and treatment generally lasts between 5-20 sessions. It also requires a commitment outside of the therapeutic session where you will be expected to complete weekly homework assignments. During CBT treatment you work with your therapist to identify negative thinking patterns and the behaviors that can be causing you difficulties in your life. Some of the components of CBT treatment are as follows.
- Identifying negative thinking patterns
- Identifying negative feelings
- Identifying negative behaviors
- Learning copings skills to cope with the negative thoughts
- Learning to implement coping skills into daily life
Where is CBT treatment offered?
Thriveworks offers CBT treatment. At Thriveworks, we have licensed Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed clinical Social Workers that are trained and ready to work with you to improve your mood and functioning using the a CBT treatment model.
Same and next day appointments!
We also know how difficult it is to get a same day appointment with a qualified therapist who accepts your insurance. Many practices don’t even answer the phone, much less call you back if you leave a voicemail. At Thriveworks we always answer the phone and typically are able to give you an appointment within 24 hrs of your call.
We accept insurance!
We accept most insurances and typically offer appointments within 24 hrs of your call. We accept Cigna, Independence Blue Cross, Blue Cross Blue Shield/Highmark, Magellan, Keystone Health Plan East, Personal Choice, United Behavioral Health, Cigna, and Compsych.
We are conveniently located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania at Thriveworks Counseling, 600 N Jackson St, Suite 300, Media, Pa. Thriveworks is accessible by public transportation via SEPTA regional rail, Trolley, and bus, we also offer free parking.
Call 610-808-9923 to schedule appointment, or fill out a contact form and we’ll call you.