Cognitive behavior therapy, or CBT, is a form of therapeutic counseling used to reframe situations and, in turn, help change patterns in thought and behavior.
It is used for a variety of conditions and issues including anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorder, substance use disorders, and relationship problems. Specific CBT strategies have even been found to be helpful in chronic headache and migraine.
It has been demonstrated in studies to be as effective or more effective than other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications. The focus of the sessions is on what is currently going on in the person’s life and making plans or strategies for more desirable outcomes. Additionally, coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills are usually a focus of the therapy.
If you feel this therapy may be helpful for you, make an appointment for an evaluation with our new psychiatric NP Roxanne Singer Gheorghiu to discuss.
By: Brooke Steiger, FNP