Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term form of psychotherapy based on the idea that the way someone thinks and feels affects the way he or she behaves. CBT aims to help clients resolve present-day challenges like depression or anxiety, relationship problems, anger issues, stress, or other common concerns that negatively affect mental health and quality of life. The goal of treatment is to help clients identify, challenge, and change maladaptive thought patterns in order to change their responses to difficult situations.
CBT is based on several core principles, including:
Psychological issues are partly based on problematic or unhelpful patterns of thinking.
Psychological issues are partly based on learned patterns of unhelpful behavior.
Psychological sychological issues are partly based on problematic core beliefs, including central ideas about yourself and the world.
People experiencing psychological issues can learn better ways of coping with them. This can help relieve their symptoms and improve their mental and emotional health.
CBT will be used in conjunction with our somatic therapies as a way to help integrate new healthy conclusions and thought processes into daily routines.
Our therapy approach cycles through a somatic and cognitive process to meet clients where they are at in their individualized treatment. We don’t use a one size fits all approach. Clients all have different natural tendencies and skill sets in how thoughts and emotions are processed.
We understand your experiences in life do not have to define who you are. The space held for you at Alex Dixon Therapy welcomes these challenging experiences while validating the sense of self that is separate from the trauma.