I typically utilize two types of therapy: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, and free them from unhelpful patterns of behavior; and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy that helps us learn to accept our thoughts and feelings as a natural part of the human experience, learn to cope with our thoughts and feelings by utilizing mindfulness techniques, and emphasizes making value based decisions to live a rich, meaningful life.
CBT and ACT are grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – that determines how he or she will feel and act in response.
CBT and ACT can help with:
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Anger management issues
- Relationship Issues
- Communication Issues
Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to reap the benefits of CBT and ACT. If any of the above issues resonate with you, I encourage you to try Cognitive Behavioral therapy and/or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
With CBT and ACT, you’ll be able to adjust to the thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior. This adjustment process happens through different CBT and ACT techniques.
Some CBT and ACT techniques are:
- Challenging beliefs
- Non-Violent Communication
- Social, physical and thinking exercises
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. CBT and ACT sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the person in treatment are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive.
If you or someone you know would benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, please contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.