Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
in Houston, TX and Online
Feeling anxious or depressed?
Tired of feeling stuck? Are worry, negative thoughts, panic, fears, low energy or lack of motivation holding you back? Are you ready to change limiting patterns, beliefs or emotions that keep you from your goals? It’s normal to feel sad, frustrated or overwhelmed when you are stuck in patterns that aren’t working for you. Sometimes, the most effective approach is an outside perspective to help you learn new strategies.
Tired of feeling stuck? Are worry, negative thoughts, panic, fears, low energy or lack of motivation holding you back? Are you ready to change limiting patterns, beliefs or emotions that keep you from your goals?
It’s normal to feel sad, frustrated or overwhelmed when you are stuck in patterns that aren’t working for you. Sometimes, the most effective approach is an outside perspective to help you learn new strategies.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
If you want to change patterns of behaviors, feelings or thoughts, or generally start feeling better, a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist can help.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been shown to be the most effective form of therapy for:
Anxiety and Depression
Shown to be effective for Procrastination, Perfectionism
Insomnia, ADHD and Disordered Eating
Learn new strategies to feel better
Improve Your Life Through CBT
CBT reshapes those cognitive distortions in numerous ways.
Two common strategies are:
Question your assumptions
Whether you are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety, both or other challenges, cognitive behavioral therapy can help you learn to manage the challenges effectively, decrease your distress about what are you struggling with, and move towards your goals with the help of a supportive person.
CBT is different
Like many others who have already benefited from CBT therapy, you too can increase your sense of well-being and get back on track.
CBT is different from many other therapy approaches, in that we focus more on the present moment and on the ways that your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are connected and affect one another.
What are CBT Sessions Like?
In CBT therapy, you will identify specific goals at the beginning of therapy and you can modify those goals as you continue. You and your therapist will set an agenda for each meeting. You might discuss one or two current problems, what you’ve accomplished in the session and at home, and goals for the next week. The goal of CBT is to solve problems.
What you learn in therapy is what you practice outside of therapy of your own. Research shows that working on skills outside of session helps you get better faster and stay better longer.
How Long is CBT?
Because it can be effective in a relatively short period of time, CBT is popular with clients, practitioners, and even insurance companies. There may no set time frame but most typically, CBT runs at least 5 sessions and up to 20. Whether your therapy sessions are in-person or online/telephone, CBT has proven to be equally effective.
How is a CBT Therapist Important?
During cognitive behavioral therapy treatment, your therapist is not an all-knowing oracle. Rather, you form a connection together for the sake of problem-solving. It’s collaborative and feels like teamwork. Moreover, this type of relationship is conducive to you finishing the treatment with the skills you need.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) FAQ's
- Automatic: they just pop into your head without any effort on your part.
- Distorted: they do not fill all the facts.
- Unhelpful: they keep you depressed, make it difficult to change, and stop you from getting what you want out of life.
- Plausible: you. accept them as facts, and it does not occur to you to question them.
- Involuntary: you do not choose to have them, and they can be very difficult to switch off.
In CBT therapy, your thoughts contribute your mood and behaviors. Here’s an example of how the cycle works with depression. When you are depressed, your thoughts tend to be more negative. Negative thoughts usually are “distorted” or not factual, which contributes to negative feelings and unhelpful behaviors.
- You have self-defeating thoughts: “Things are too difficult. There’s no point in doing anything.”
- Negative thoughts lead to self-defeating emotions: You feel tired, bored, discouraged, guilty, helpless and overwhelmed.
- Difficult emotions lead to self-defeating actions: You stick to bed or avoid people, work or enjoyable activities.
- You experience consequences of your behavior: You feel isolated from friends; feel inadequate; decrease productivity and sink deeper into an unmotivated state.
Here is an example of how self-critical thoughts lead to feelings of guilt and procrastination:
- Thoughts: “I shouldn’t be watching TV. I’m lazy and no good.”
- Emotions: guilt, anxiety, self-loathing.
- Behaviors: procrastination, binge eating.
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Finally, consider the possibilities of CBT. Free your mind one thought at a time. Enjoy fully whatever comes next.
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Learn more about our CBT therapy services and how we can help. Schedule a free consultation to find out how a CBT therapist can help you.
Schedule a free consultation with our practice manager to find out how cognitive behavioral therapy treatment can help you. Call us in Houston today at 832-559-2622 or click here to schedule an appointment online.
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I have worked through a handful of traumatic experiences and unhealthy habits with her in a way that makes me feel like I am making progress and taking steps towards a healthier overall mindset. I also feel like I can trust her and be myself with her, and I don't have to hide or "pretend" when I am in my session with her.