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What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a specialized therapy approach that focuses on restructuring unhelpful, unhealthy, and untrue thoughts.

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) aims to help individuals in counseling identify how their actions, thoughts, and emotions intertwine and how these aspects can greatly affect how they feel about themselves and the world around them.

How does CBT work?

CBT is incredibly popular with therapists around the world. The root of this behavioral therapy is to recognize unhelpful behavior patterns—because when we learn to change our negative thoughts and challenge untrue assumptions, we become happier and improve our quality of life.

CBT is a form of “talking therapy” where an individual works one-on-one with a counselor to change behaviors and thought patterns. CBT does not typically focus on the past or previous life traumas—rather, it seeks to help the individual move forward and have more hope about the future.

What types of problems can CBT help with or improve?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy in Federal Way can help you if you’re struggling with any of the following:

  • Negative “self-talk” or habitually being unkind to yourself
  • Generalized anxiety
  • OCD
  • Relationship problems 
  • Insomnia
  • Eating disorders
  • Depression
  • Fear and phobias
  • Coping with grief 
  • Work-related stress

If you’re interested in trying cognitive-behavioral counseling in Federal Way, please contact our team today!

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