Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) involves psychoeducation, cognitive and exposure therapy and stress management. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy allows people to confront negative thoughts from PTSD, anxiety, and substance abuse. Negative thoughts have a significant impact on the way we view ourselves and the action we take.
One goal may be to bring awareness to difficult experiences and unhealthy coping mechanisms. For example, someone may use substances to dull negative, intrusive thoughts or painful memories that they could not otherwise withdraw from; however, this can contribute to isolation, increased repetitive negative thinking and further distress. While participating in CBT, individuals would begin to understand the recurring thought patterns which promote the cycle of addiction and other unhealthy coping behaviors.
Once those patterns are recognized, individuals can identify triggers that promote relapse and learn other ways to manage their thought processes and behavioral responses. For additional information about CBT, please check out these resources below:
If you feel Cognitive Behavioral Therapy would allow you to confront your negative thoughts from PTSD, anxiety, and substance abuse, do not hesitate to seek further evaluation and treatment. Call us at today (833) 931-1716 to learn more when you are ready to take your first step toward healing.