Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an established, evidence-based type of talk therapy that treats many types of mental health disorders. Dr. Kaufman uses this goal-oriented technique to help you attain a better understanding of how your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors affect your mental well-being.
The concept behind CBT is that thoughts and perceptions influence behavior. By objectively identifying harmful thoughts, you can determine whether these thoughts are rooted in reality. If not, the team teaches you strategies you can use to challenge and overcome these negative thoughts.
Dr. Kaufman and the team at FamilyTime Centers uses CBT to treat a wide range of mental health disorders, including:
If you have one or more of these disorders, CBT may be part of your individualized treatment plan at FamilyTime Centers.
In addition to helping people manage mental health disorders and prevent relapse, CBT improves functioning in many ways. CBT may help you:
You can’t control every aspect of your life, but CBT techniques can help you control your perceptions and interactions.
CBT therapy sessions at FamilyTime Centers include structured and easy-to-follow steps to help you identify the distorted thoughts and beliefs that negatively affect your mood and sense of well-being. Dr. Kaufman and the team work with you toward mutually agreed-upon goals for your mental health.
Occasionally, the team may assign you homework or provide worksheets to help you integrate CBT techniques into your daily life. You complete the program with healthier patterns of thinking and functional skills to improve your motivation and self-esteem.
If you’re ready to free yourself from the restrictions of negative thoughts and unrealistic beliefs, call FamilyTime Centers or book an appointment online to learn more about CBT today.