Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of treatment that aims to eliminate detrimental behaviors and thoughts from clients’ lives.
It’s highly effective in treating, amongst other things, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD), anxiety, depression, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). One of the goals of CBT in addiction therapy is to minimize the negative and self-defeating thoughts that can lead a person to relapse again and again.
CBT can be used in both one-on-one sessions and group therapy sessions. Therapists utilize CBT approaches to help clients to identify the problematic behaviors, evaluate them for frequency and effects on quality of life, and then attempt to alter them. Clients learn to accept that they need to change some thoughts and behaviors to achieve their goals and that the ability to change lies within them.