Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most researched and efficacious form of treatment in psychology today. It is based on the Cognitive Model of Emotional Response, which simply means that thoughts cause our feelings and behaviors, not external things, like people, situations, or events. This gives people much hope in the idea that learning to change your thinking can lead to better emotions even when the situation does not change.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is considered brief compared to other forms of therapy averaging 16 sessions to get the results desired. The reason for this effectiveness is due to an educational component and the use of homework. Think of this as learning to play an instrument, you must practice and learn if you are ever going to be able to play.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on teaching rational self-counseling skills. By learning these skills it will influence your emotions and change your behavior. The therapist will listen to the patient to understand what the patient wants and structure therapy in a way that helps the patient achieve their goals.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on an educational model understanding that most emotional and behavioral responses are learned. The therapist teaches the patient to unlearn dysfunctional behavioral patterns and learn new ways of thinking, interpreting, and responding. CBT has nothing to do with “just talking.” You can talk to your best friend. If you are paying your hard earned money you should be getting what you pay for.

This is how the professionals at Rejuvenate teach you to be your own therapist. We understand that once you learn how and why you feel and do the things you do, you are in more control and this leads to lasting results that can be used for a lifetime!!