About Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Most mental health issues require more than a single intervention in order to reach the desired success. A powerful tool that we utilize is Cognitive Behavioral therapy (CBT), a therapy started in the 1960’s by a psychiatrist named Aaron Beck. “Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is a time-sensitive, structured, present-oriented psychotherapy that has been scientifically tested and found to be effective in more than 2,000 studies for the treatment of many different health and mental health conditions. When implemented correctly, CBT helps individuals get better and stay better.” This therapy was a major shift from exploration of the subconscious mind and traditional talk therapy.
CBT was initially used to treat depression but has since been adapted to treat a variety of mental health disorders like anxiety, eating disorders, phobias, insomnia, PTSD, substance use disorders and personality disorders. It has also been used for non-psychiatric disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, migraines and other chronic pain conditions.
CBT is not only used to treat mental health disorders, but also is used to optimize performance of musicians, athletes, other professionals and the typical person looking to gain more understanding and ownership over their thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Today CBT is the most extensively researched of all psychotherapies with several evidence-based treatment protocols.
At The Grove: Comprehensive Psychiatry and Wellness, we are passionate about identifying the Root Causes of mental health disorders. Through years of work as mental health professionals, we have found that the center of the problem is often rooted in thoughts, cognitive distortions (unhelpful thought patterns), and negative core beliefs. We look forward to working with you as we guide your journey to apply this active and rewarding therapy.
Our psychiatrists have created a CBT Workbook designed to guide patients through this effective therapy. The workbook has over 100 pages and is filled with diagrams and worksheets that have been carefully designed to help our patients understand Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and apply it. We are proud to offer this workbook as a tool to enhance the therapy experience.