One type of therapy we use is called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT. CBT is the process of working through unhealthy patterns and replacing them with new behaviors and thoughts. For example, one exercise would involve changing negative self-talk, like replacing “I can never do anything right” with “I make mistakes like everyone else.” Another exercise might involve simply telling oneself “Stop” when engaging in negative thoughts, then repeating more nurturing or helpful phrases to replace the original defeating talk. CBT has been demonstrated to have great effectiveness in helping reduce depression and anxiety. Clinicians in our practice have found that it can be particularly helpful with clients who prefer an organized, linear approach to dealing with emotions.
We have a number of CBT trained therapists on staff. If you’d like to learn more, please contact Psychotherapy Associates of Chicago and we can help.
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