Cognitive behavioral therapy is a commonly used therapy intervention treatment model in Denver, CO.
This style of therapy focuses on identifying negative thoughts, beliefs and attitudes, and understanding how it influences behaviors. Through this, individuals can recognize the connection between thoughts and behaviors and develop strategies to address them.
As a licensed clinical social worker in Denver, CO, I can apply cognitive behavioral therapy in different facets of treatment. This communication-based treatment can empower clients, giving them healthy tools and strategies to deal with existing and new life challenges.
Cognitive behavioral therapy has been proven to be an effective method of treatment, according to studies by the American Psychological Association, and widely used in Denver, CO.
What can Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Denver, CO be used for?
Cognitive behavioral therapy can be used to treat a wide range of problems and has been used to assist in the treatment of the following:
- Anxiety disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Negative self talk or self image
- Unhelpful relationship patterns
Cognitive behavioral therapy can also be used as an effective tool during couples or marital therapy.
What does a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Session Look Like?
Treatment using cognitive behavioral therapy can differ from client to client. The strategy that I take with each client is tailored based on their unique circumstances and needs.
Before moving forward with cognitive behavioral therapy, I sit down with each client to learn more about their life and background. From there, we determine whether this is the right approach in moving forward.
If cognitive behavioral therapy is deemed as the appropriate approach, I will move forward with additional sessions. These sessions will involve a deeper understanding of challenges this individual is facing. Together, we analyze these challenges and create strategies to manage and cope with them in daily life. Each session may include a briefing period, where the client has the opportunity to address how these strategies work in real life.
While there may be some “homework” between sessions, cognitive behavioral therapy is approached with a pace that is comfortable to the client. Not sure I need any of this — seems too formal in a way.
A great benefit to cognitive behavioral therapy is that it puts great focus on how these strategies can be applied after sessions have been completed. Clients can expect to tackle life problems using the tools that they have learned.
Whether you are facing challenges to your personal life, career or relationships, cognitive behavioral therapy may be an approach that can help you work through these problems. I welcome you to get in contact with me to see if this option is right for you.