Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Westport, Connecticut
The Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Health offers Cognitive Behavior Therapy in Westport, a hands-on, time-sensitive approach to problem-solving. It is used to help treat a range of cognitive and behavioral issues, including anxiety, depression, drug and alcohol abuse, eating disorders, OCD, and PTSD.
What Is CBT?
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a structured and present-oriented psychotherapy that focuses on solving a problem using a variety of cognitive and behavioral techniques. The fundamental principle behind CBT is that the way people perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction to the situation than the situation itself.
CBT combines the principles of psychotherapy and behavioral therapy, wherein our cognitive processes are seen as having a close relationship with our feelings and thoughts.
To improve the way you feel and deal with your problems, you must first improve your state of mind.
In other words, CBT helps patients correct a biased view of a specific problem or negative situation and arrive at a more accurate interpretation.
Using these modalities, one of our CBT psychiatrists in Westport will customize a treatment plan designed to teach a specific set of skills that would help each patient modify dysfunctional thinking or behavior and develop strategies for managing these problems.
Within CBT, there are specialized protocols with tested efficacy for the following problem areas:
- Generalized anxiety
- Social anxiety
- Specific phobias
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Habit disorders, such as trichotillomania (hair pulling) and skin picking
- Problematic anger
- Impulsive behaviors
- Thought disorders
- Family/relationship problems
While engaged in CBT treatment, participants will be asked to track progress toward goals and engage in weekly “homework” assignments outside of the session. CBT may include some combination of the following modes of treatment: individual therapy, family therapy, parent guidance, and/or group therapy.
Our therapists will pay attention to your specific needs and personality when customizing your CBT treatment plan. Our goal is to provide a safe and comfortable environment for you and make sure you’ll learn invaluable and long-term lessons and skills from your CBT sessions.
CBT encourages you to think of better ways to view and deal with problems.
Get in touch with us to schedule a CBT consultation in Westport, Connecticut.