Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps you identify problematic thought patterns and better understand how those thoughts affect your feelings and behaviors. It was developed in the 1960’s by a psychiatrist, Dr. Aaron Beck. Today, Silver Hill is one of the top CBT treatment centers. We use this evidence-based therapy in groups, to help manage a variety of mental illnesses including substance abuse and psychotic disorders.
What You Can Achieve
As you go through CBT, you will:
- Identify what is troubling you, such as a medical condition, relationship problems or mental illness symptoms.
- Discuss your thoughts and beliefs about the problems you are facing or life in general.
- Identify any negative or inaccurate thoughts about the problem(s) that may be contributing to your emotional distress.
- Determine ways you can reshape your troublesome thoughts, beliefs and problematic behaviors so they have less power in your life.
Unlike other forms of therapy, CBT is a short-term psychotherapy. However, if you have persistent mental illness, you may wish to include regular CBT sessions in your ongoing treatment after discharge, in order to manage and minimize symptoms.