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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Healthy Minds NYC -  - Adult Psychiatrist

Healthy Minds NYC

Adult Psychiatrists & Licensed Psychotherapists located in Midtown East, New York, NY

Psychotherapy is one of the primary treatments for people struggling with mental health challenges. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of psychotherapy that helps you identify and manage problems that affect your emotional and mental well-being. Our diverse team at Healthy Minds NYC in Midtown East, Manhattan, uses many evidence-based modalities to address a wide range of needs, including cognitive-behavioral therapy. To schedule a consultation at our office in New York City, use the online booking tool today.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Q & A

What is cognitive-behavioral therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a type of talk therapy that teaches you how to recognize and cope with unhealthy thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. The therapy is based on the principles that:

  • Unhealthy thinking contributes to psychological problems
  • Unhealthy behaviors and habits affect psychological well-being
  • You can learn better ways to cope with your problems

The goal of cognitive-behavioral therapy is to change your negative pattern of thinking to alleviate your mental health symptoms. 

What conditions benefit from cognitive-behavioral therapy?

Many mental health conditions can improve with cognitive-behavioral therapy. Our team at Healthy Minds NYC may use CBT to help you manage your:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Marriage problems
  • And more!

Our team may also use CBT for clients struggling with stress. During therapy, you will learn healthier ways to manage stressful situations. 

Though CBT is beneficial for people with a variety of mental health conditions, it’s not always the best therapy for all situations. Our team at Healthy Minds NYC offers many treatment options and works with you to find the therapy methods that fit your needs. 

What happens during cognitive-behavioral therapy?

The specifics of your CBT at Healthy Minds NYC depend on your diagnosis. Your therapist may incorporate CBT into your individual or couples therapy. 

Because CBT is a goal-oriented therapy that focuses on a specific issue, your therapist first works with you to help you identify the problem. Then, they help you recognize your negative or distorted thoughts related to that problem. 

Once you see your negative or distorted thoughts from a different perspective, your therapist teaches you how to change your negative thought patterns surrounding the problem. 

Changing your thought process and thinking patterns can help improve your mental and emotional well-being and alleviate your symptoms. 

In addition to managing your mental well-being, CBT also helps you gain a better understanding of other people's behaviors and motivations. You may also learn healthy ways to cope with difficult situations and how to calm your mind and relax your body.

Additionally, CBT may help you gain more confidence in yourself and your abilities. 

To schedule a consultation to see if cognitive-behavioral therapy is right for you, contact Healthy Minds NYC via the online booking tool today.