Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy practice gaining wide recognition for positive outcomes in research and clinical settings for improving daily functioning and quality of life. At Mobile Therapy Centers, our Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors and Behavioral Therapists often use CBT to work with clients of all ages in a collaborative manner to establish understanding of the problem, appropriate individualized goals, and therapeutic treatment plans.
CBT may be effective treatment for a range of mental health conditions including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety disorders, anger issues, substance use problems, relational difficulties, pain and stress, post-traumatic stress disorders, and eating disorders. Over the years CBT has evolved to include various subtypes including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT).
CBT interventions focus on guiding the client to be their own examiner. Session activities and take-home exercises lead clients to learn independence in changing their own thoughts, emotions, and behavior for more fulfillment in daily living. Examples of CBT interventions include cognitive reframing, journaling, behavioral activation, exposure tasks, guided discovery, stress reduction techniques, mindfulness, and role playing.
Although CBT is gaining popularity for its accessibility, clear principles, skills-based approach, and efficacy, it is not a “quick fix” and requires collaboration and commitment from the client and therapist alike. Confronting fears and discomforts may be difficult at first, however necessary to work through them and move forward in healthier ways. At MTC, our therapists value relational safety and prioritize mental healthcare best practices to provide supportive, safe environments for our clients of all ages to grow.
Mobile Therapy Centers provides FREE screenings/consultations so why not take advantage of the opportunity to have your child seen by a professional and answer any questions you may have? To learn more, please visit our website and don’t hesitate to contact us to speak with one of our therapists.
Mobile Therapy Centers is a Multidisciplinary Clinic specializing in ABA Therapy for Autism, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Behavioral Therapy, Feeding Therapy and Counseling. We see children at our clinics in Illinois and Tennessee, at your home or at your child’s school/daycare making it convenient for you and your family.