LET'S TALK ABOUT COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY
If you’re exploring therapy, there are a variety of options you might have heard of or might be considering. Neurocove Behavioral Health, LLC is a leading provider of cognitive behavioral therapy in Orlando, Florida. We specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), CBT for Depression, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). All individual therapy sessions at Neurocove Behavioral Health are conducted by telehealth. Telehealth is a secure, convenient way for us to work towards your goals while minimizing logistical barriers to treatment, such as time lost commuting, unnecessary use of sick leave, or transportation problems. If you are looking for cognitive behavioral therapy in Orlando and you have a computer or smartphone with a microphone, camera, and high-speed internet, you’re already set up to start!
MY TAKE ON THERAPY
Let’s be honest. Sometimes, life is hard. And sometimes, it downright sucks.
(There, I said it).
My role as a clinical psychologist who provides Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Orlando is to collaboratively work with my clients towards empowerment through refined cognition and improved behavioral engagement. Ok, so what does that mean? I’m glad you asked.
To answer that, let me ask you this: Has anyone ever cut you off in traffic? Why do you think they did that? Were they in a rush? Distracted on their phone? Maybe eating lunch, or simply not paying attention. And how do feel when you consider these potential reasons? Frustrated? Upset? Maybe even angry?
Now suppose an ambulance passes you both, lights and siren blazing. Why did the other driver cut you off? Did they actually cut you off, or were they making way for the ambulance to pass?
How that you have a more complete understanding of the situation, how do you feel? Are you as upset as before? Angry? Has the intensity of that emotion gone down, or have those emotions been replaced with something else?
This is an exercise I frequently use with my clients to illustrate how our thinking can influence our mood. Much of the time, anxiety, stress, and trauma can be shifted by leveraging cognitive behavioral therapy and other interventions against problematic symptoms.
Within each session, skills are introduced, demonstrated, and assigned as practice assignments between meetings. I collaboratively set each session agenda with my clients, ensuring we have time for following up since the last session, troubleshooting any problems with skills or homework, and working on new problems or material.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a short-term, goal-oriented therapy that takes a hands-on, practical approach to problem-solving. The primary goal of cognitive behavioral therapy is to change patterns of problematic thinking or behavior that are cause difficulty and distress in people’s lives. Often, the relationships between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are explored in great detail.
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Cognitive Processing therapy (CPT) is a specialized type of CBT that has been repeatedly shown effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD. These symptoms are those which have developed after experiencing traumatic events which may include including abuse, combat, rape, and auto accidents.
CPT is typically delivered over 12 sessions. It helps patients learn how to challenge and modify unhelpful thoughts and beliefs related to the traumatic event. By doing so, the patient creates an improved understanding of the traumatic event, which reduces its ongoing negative effects on quality of life. CPT carries one of the highest recommendations as a treatment option for PTSD.