COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY FOR ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
CBT is a method that focuses on your current difficulties and not on your past. It is a collaborative approach, for which the client and the therapist build a model together including the client’s emotions, thoughts, triggering events and interpersonal difficulties.
Treatment focuses on changing thoughts that keeps us stuck in old ways of thinking, and working on accepting and managing our reactions to things that can not be changed. Through treatment we develop coping skills, emotional regulation skills, and creates new ways of thinking. Exposure to events and situations that the we currently avoid or have great difficulty approaching is an integrated part of this treatment.
CBT is appropriate for mood difficulties including depression and bipolar disorder as well as phobias, OCD, separation anxiety, school refusal and generalized anxiety.