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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Q. What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

A. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of mental health treatment that has demonstrated effectiveness for a range of problems including, depression, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, and co-occurring mental illness. Research suggests that CBT can lead to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. CBT is based on core principles, recognizing that psychological problems are based, in part, on faulty or unhelpful ways of thinking and learned patterns of unhelpful behavior. Clients can use CBT to relieve symptoms through efforts to change their thinking and behavior patterns, while working through what is going on in their lives currently, rather than what happened in the past. Our CBT-trained therapists work with clients to understand the problem and establish a treatment plan.

Q. Who can benefit from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

A. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one of the most widely-recognized and effective behavioral therapy methods for addiction and mental health challenges. Under the guidance of a trained therapist, all SagePoint IOP clients can take advantage of this solutions-oriented treatment.

Q. Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy right for me?

A. CBT is designed to help people with little to no previous experience with behavioral therapy. Through a therapist-guided process, Sagepoint IOP clients can focus on the issues that are challenging them in the present moment without being overwhelmed by past experiences or future stress.

Q. What Happens in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

A. CBT can take place in either a one-on-one or group setting under the supervision of a trained therapist. During a typical session, therapists will explore problematic or troubling behaviors that clients want to improve, and then work closely with the client on strategies for managing and lessening these behaviors.

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