Many therapists use a combination of cognitive and behavioral therapies when working with patients. Cognitive therapy is focused on one’s thoughts and beliefs. Discussing your thoughts and beliefs, what makes you think about certain things, and how these thoughts affect you are all discussed in cognitive therapy. The therapist is focused on helping you manage thoughts that cause anxiety, depression, and other mental and emotional problems.
Behavioral therapy is often used in conjunction with cognitive therapy to help the patient find a resolution to their problems. Behavioral therapy techniques such as relaxation and breathing exercises can help to curb negative thoughts and allow you to more easily discuss difficult subjects and deal with them calmly.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is helpful in treating many different emotional and mental disorders. Call us to find out how we can help you.