When someone has a conflict, it may be because their thoughts and emotions aren’t lining up with the reality of their life. When thought patterns are revealed and straightened out via cognitive behavioral therapy, then a person is able to make better decisions.
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive behavioral therapy is helping millions of people change their behaviors by first changing the negative emotions and thoughts that are creating roadblocks in their everyday lives. Cognitive behavioral therapy helps the individual to change negative thoughts and perspectives they have formed and replace them with new thoughts, so they can modify their actions and make better choices. The result is increased satisfaction and happiness.
Who Would Benefit From This Type of Therapy?
Cognitive behavioral therapy has been found to be very effective for all ages, male and female, and even children and teens. Research has shown that it can help with most disorders and temporary issues including addictions, anxiety disorders, PTSD, eating disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, relationship problems, and others.
If there is one area a client is having problems in, they can focus on the one thought pattern and behavior that is disrupting their life; they are able to concentrate on that one issue instead of searching through their distant past and childhood like other forms of therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy encourages clients to examine any distorted thoughts they might have, and then to replace them with positive answers immediately.
When someone can change their perspective about a situation, they can then begin to identify and adjust the destructive patterns of behavior behind it. Obtaining a new perspective brings freedom from old, outdated thoughts. This process doesn’t happen overnight, but as the client challenges their old ideas and thought patterns, they move one step closer to discovering what is true for them. Having the answers to problems that arise in life means finding self-confidence and joy.
If you would like to learn more about this process, schedule an appointment at Montana Psychiatry & Brain Health Center is located in Billings, MT. Contact our office today to book your consultation and get started.