Cognitive Behavior Therapy
for Children, Adolescents and Adults
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is an evidenced-based and research supported treatment for a variety of disorders including, but not limited to, the following:
- Interpersonal Difficulties
- Relationship problems
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Self-esteem issues
CBT is based on the cognitive model: thoughts/perceptions influence our feelings and behaviors.
While the core of Cognitive Behavior Therapy is evaluating and modifying dysfunctional/unhelpful thinking patterns, changes in any of the above areas can help people feel and function better in their daily lives.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy helps clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors related to the difficulties they are currently experiencing. Through continued therapy CBT helps to facilitate change in these areas through various strategies such as the use of behavioral experiments, imagery, refocusing, homework assignments, relaxation techniques, and problem solving strategies.
CBT for children and adolescents stays true to the cognitive model. However, the skills are taught with your child's developmental level in mind. Your child's interest is maintained with fun activities, games, and storytelling. Additionally, you are involved in every step of treatment and you will learn skills along with your child in order to put these new abilities in to practice at home.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy emphasizes collaboration between therapist and client. CBT is offered in Individual Therapy Sessions.