Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that helps to modify emotions, behaviors, and thoughts. CBT focuses on solutions and encourages clients to challenge thought patterns and change negative patterns of behavior.
Simply put, CBT rests on the idea that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. A feeling of distress may distort our perception of reality. The goal of CBT is to identify harmful thoughts, assess whether they are an accurate depiction of reality and if they are not, utilize strategies to challenge and overcome them. CBT is appropriate for people of all ages, including children and adolescents.
CBT is a useful tool to address emotional challenges. For example, it may help you:
Mental health disorders that may improve with CBT include:
Call Cameron Pediatric to schedule your initial consultation, we work with all types of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, from talk therapy, to play therapy, music therapy and many more techniques to help put your child/teen at ease and get them back on the right path to good mental health.
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