Our thoughts rule our feelings and our feelings rule our lives. Think about that for a moment. Does a specific memory come to mind? Maybe you had a not so great day at work, which turned into a not so great week because of your reaction to one misfortune. For example, image you’re stuck in traffic. Most people would probably feel pretty frustrated, but there are options in terms of how you react to the frustrating situation. You can adapt the mindset, “This always happens to me! This day is going to suck.” Or you can adapt the mindset, “Well this isn’t ideal, but at least I get a chance to decompress and gather myself before going into work.”
“Cognitive psychology has shown that the mind best understands facts when they are woven into a conceptual fabric, such as a narrative, mental map, or intuitive theory. Disconnected facts in the mind are like unlinked pages on the Web: They might as well not exist.” –Steven Pinker
Adapting the first mindset mentioned above is the easy option. But adapting the second mindset is the beneficial option. If you’re guilty of turning to negative thoughts instead of positive thoughts (as many of us are), you could find value in cognitive behavioral therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps people understand how their thoughts control their feelings and overall course of life. They also help people to identify and transform their own negative thinking patterns.
If you are in the New Haven area, consider working with a cognitive behavioral therapist at Thriveworks in Milford, CT. We have therapists and counselors on staff with skills, tools, and training rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy. These professionals know just how impactful our thoughts can be and they want to teach you how to use them to your benefit. If you want to schedule your first appointment, call us at (203) 951-3871.
How Can I Benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?
Negative thoughts seem to enter our brains seamlessly. Where is all of the positivity? A cognitive behavioral therapist can help you retrain your brain to think positive thoughts instead of negative thoughts. In turn, they can help you work through challenges that are threatening or harming your mental health and overall wellbeing. These challenges include, but are not limited to…
- Depression or anxiety
- Another mental illness
- Substance abuse or addiction
- Low self-esteem
- Grief and loss
- Relationship issues
- Career success
- Personal development
This list does not end here. If you are experiencing one of the issues above or another mental health issue that you need assistance with, consider working with a cognitive behavioral therapist. Thriveworks in Milford, CT has cognitive behavioral therapists and psychologists on staff who are able to help you live better transforming your thoughts. These professionals don’t just possess the necessary skills and tools—they truly care about your wellbeing and they want to make a difference in your life going forward.
Schedule Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Thriveworks Counseling in Milford, CT
Thriveworks Milford is proud to offer mental health services that meet each individual’s needs. We have therapists, counselors, psychologists, and life coaches on staff who have different skillsets and specialties. These professionals can provide you with cognitive behavioral therapy, as well as marriage counseling, couples therapy, family therapy, child therapy, life coaching, as well as therapy and counseling for specific issues. These issues include but are not limited to: depression therapy, anxiety therapy, anger management, stress management, and addiction therapy.
If you think that you could benefit from working with a skilled, caring counselor, Thriveworks Counseling in Milford is here to help. All you have to do is call (203) 951-3871 when you’re ready to schedule your appointment. A scheduling specialist will assist you with the easy scheduling process, which will involve picking a day and time to come in and meet your cognitive behavioral therapist for the first day. We can get you in as soon as tomorrow. Also, we have evening and weekend availability.
We are dedicating to helping the New Haven area receive the mental health services they are searching for. Schedule a cognitive behavioral therapy appointment today.