One of the treatment models that we use at Agoura Hills Counseling is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is commonly known as CBT. CBT is a highly researched therapy model that has been shown to be very effective in treating a large variety of mental health disorders including, but not limited to, anxiety and depression.
CBT is a model with rather simple concepts, and clients seem to grasp the ideas relatively quickly. There really is no mystery to it. It is a very practical and structured therapy that can dramatically improve one’s thinking style and consequently have positive effects on mood and behavior. The focus is on one’s thought process, and making efforts to develop more realistic, balanced, and rational thinking. Though it may sound simple, changing our thought patterns is not necessarily easy. That is why it is helpful to have a therapist guide you through this process.
This is an evidenced based treatment, with a vast body of research backing its effectiveness. Find more information about this treatment from the Beck Institute by clicking here
This brief video from the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps to explain what CBT is in a nutshell: