Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented psychotherapy treatment. The goal of CBT is to change distorted thinking patterns that lead to negative feelings and behaviors. CBT is one of the most widely used treatments because of its effectiveness in treating disorder such as anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, eating disorders, and anger issues.
- Trauma-focused CBT (TF-CBT) is an effective form of treatment for children and adolescents who have experienced emotional and behavioral difficulties related to trauma. TF-CBT has been proven effective in addressing depression, anxiety, PTSD, feelings of shame and mistrust, externalizing behaviors, and sexualized behaviors related to the trauma experienced. The parental component reduces the parents’ own depression and emotional distress about their children’s abuse, improves parenting practices, and educates the parents on how best to support their child.
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is particularly effective at helping people manage overwhelming emotions. DBT improves a person’s ability to handle distress without losing control or acting destructively. DBT helps reduce the size of emotional waves and helps you keep balance by teaching distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. DBT is for anyone struggling with self-destructive behaviors, personality disorders, mood disorders, or experiencing overwhelming emotions.