Cognitive Behavioral Therapy / CBT

Connecting Thought and Behavior

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that considers the connection between a thought and a behavior.

CBT helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in an effective way.

Some CBT strategies could incorporate assistance with problem solving skills, facing one’s fears, learning to calm one’s body, and developing a greater sense of one’s capabilities and overall confidence in self. 

CBT is individualized for each person. As a client, you will work together with your therapist to identify intrusive thought patterns and behaviors that tend to reinforce these beliefs. You will then work with your therapist to design a treatment plan that targets specific goals. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy relies on the client to participate in “homework” consistently to help make desired changes in their life, with a focus on moving forward. 

CBT is often used to treat a range of challenges like increased stress, relationship conflicts, grief and loss, medical illness, chronic pain, symptom management, and symptom relapse.

Some techniques often used with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy include:

  • Cognitive restructuring or reframing
  • Guided discovery
  • Exposure therapy
  • Journaling and thought records
  • Activity scheduling and behavior activation
  • Behavioral experiments
  • Relaxation and stress reduction techniques
  • Role playing

How do you know if Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is right for you?

Let’s talk. At The Magnolia Institute, we will work together to see if Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the best approach for you moving forward.

The following therapists are trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): 

Types of Treatment

We offer an array of therapy options for individuals, families and couples.

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