Do you feel that you are feeling stuck? Do you find you need help with your thought or behaviors? Do you find that you are hard on yourself? We are our biggest critics. Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Towler Counseling, we have several therapists that use cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, to help clients process and understand their thoughts and behavior patterns. CBT or DBT are scientifically proven techniques to help with depression, anxiety, and axis II d/o. CBT or DBT can be a therapy you might want to try. Through CBT and DBT, you will learn to provide yourself with grace and a better understanding.
What is CBT? CBT is a psychotherapeutic treatment used to help people learn to identify and reframe negative or disturbing thoughts. By
breaking down these warped thoughts, clients can more clearly see how negative thoughts affect their behaviors. Then, clients can work to
reframe their thoughts to exert greater control over their behaviors. Cognitive Behavioral Therapists use techniques and skills that have been proven to reduce depression, anxiety, and an assortment of mental health problems that clients might be facing. CBT therapists will work with clients to understand their past and how that affects their current state of mind. While working through this, clients will be learning skills that can help with faulty thinking, recognize distorted thinking that creates problems, and then reevaluate that thinking. Gaining a better understanding of the behavior and motivation of others. Using problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations. Learning to develop a greater sense of confidence in one’s abilities.
Who can benefit from CBT? CBT is proven to be effective for treating a range of problems and mental health conditions, including, but not limited
We also have therapists trained in dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, which can help clients develop healthy coping mechanisms and better
regulate their emotions.
What is DBT? DBT is a psychotherapy approach modified from CBT focused on regulating one’s emotions through self-acceptance and changing negative thought patterns. Therapists that use DBT work specifically on understanding and validating a client’s individual experience. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides clients with new skills to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. DBT specifically focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas. First, mindfulness focuses on improving an individual's ability to accept and be present in the current moment. Second, distress tolerance is geared toward increasing a person’s tolerance of negative emotion, rather than trying to escape from it. Third, emotion regulation covers strategies to manage and change intense emotions that are causing problems in a person’s life. Fourth, interpersonal effectiveness consists of techniques that allow a person to communicate with others in a way that is assertive, maintains self-respect, and strengthens relationships.
Who can benefit from DBT? DBT can be beneficial in treating a number of problems and mental health conditions, including but not limited to:
Substance abuse disorders
Mood instability (for all ages, but specifically in teens)
Post-traumatic stress disorder