Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in South Dakota
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT is a short-term, problem-focused therapeutic approach that helps people see the difference between beliefs, thoughts and feelings. CBT therapy helps clients challenge distorted thoughts and change unhelpful patterns of behavior.
CBT therapy is grounded in the belief that it is a person’s perception of events, rather than the events themselves, that determines how he or she will feel and act in response.
If you are looking for a therapist in South Dakota, we are clinically trained and experienced CBT therapists and can help with:
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Substance dependency
- Persistent pain
- Disordered eating
- Sexual issues
- Anger management issues
Most people with clearly defined behavioral and emotional concerns tend to reap the benefits of CBT therapy. If any of the above issues resonate with you, I encourage you to try cognitive behavioral therapy.
With CBT therapy, you will be able to reframe the distorted thoughts that directly influence your emotions and behavior. This therapeutic process is referred to as cognitive reconstructing and occurs by utilizing different CBT techniques.
Some CBT therapeutic techniques are:
- Identification of distorted thoughts and destructive behaviors
- Understanding the link between feelings, thoughts and behaviors
- Challenging beliefs
- Social, physical and thinking exercises
Cognitive behavioral therapy is much more than sitting and talking about whatever comes to mind during a session. CBT therapy sessions are structured to ensure that the therapist and the client are focused on the different goals of each session, which in turn ensures that each and every session is productive.
If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy in South Dakota, please contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to assist you on the therapeutic journey to healing.