Cognitive Behavorial Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in South Carolina

Cognitive behavioral therapy is a therapy that seeks to improve an individual’s mental health. CBT focuses on changing cognitive biases and behaviors, improving emotional management, and advancing an individual's coping strategies with the goal of resolving problems. NAMI defines CBT as a type of psychotherapy in which a client and a therapist work together to help the client recover from mental illness problems. When you receive CBT treatment, you can expect that the therapist will be laser-focused, and goal-oriented in addressing the issues that you present. CBT includes homework as an important component to help the client build redundancy.

BriteLife South Carolina applies CBT for all levels of care because it focuses on analyzing the relationships between thoughts, emotions, and actions. By detecting patterns of thinking that lead to destructive behaviors, clients can change their thinking, and therefore, develop stronger coping skills.

Unlike some other therapies, CBT is not seen as a distinct treatment method, but rather as a strategy for several therapies that are similar. In fact, BriteLife provides quite a variety of treatment modalities that are considered CBT techniques.

CBT and Substance Use Disorder

Clients with substance use disorders have a propensity to think negatively, and this is one of the biggest obstacles to self-change. Negative thinking is often characterized by an "all-or-nothing" approach. In addition to anxiety, depression, and addiction, negative thinking is also the primary cause of many difficulties. When a person struggles with substance abuse, they frequently experience these powerful, destructive thoughts, and all-or-nothing thinking further compounds their sense of helplessness and helplessness over control over their addiction behavior.

The Effectiveness of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Studies show that CBT can be an effective treatment for substance use disorder. It usually encompasses several separate interventions like skills building and motivational interviewing. CBT is also one of the most studied forms of therapy, so there is a wealth of support for its application with a variety of behavioral health problems, including addiction.

CBT has been demonstrated to have a high level of efficacy when compared with having no therapy at all. When assessed with other treatment techniques, studies have had varied findings. Some show CBT to be even more effective when combined with new age therapies like medication assisted treatment (MAT) and traditional 12-step programs.

CBT Provides Time-Tested Benefits

Cognitive behavioral therapy is used to treat a wide range of issues. It's usually the ideal type of psychotherapy because it can quickly help you recognize and cope with specific problems. It normally requires less therapy time than other types of therapy.

CBT is a helpful tool to address emotional challenges. It can help clients in the following ways:

  • Prevent addiction relapse.
  • Treat a mental illness holistically.
  • Teaches techniques for coping.
  • Fosters improved communication.
  • Coping with loss
  • Helps overcome trauma related to abuse or violence
  • Manage chronic physical indications.

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