Addiction and mental health disorders often go hand-in-hand. Each type of situation requires a unique treatment plan. Most of the time, cognitive-behavioral therapy is a key component of this. It can provide you with the tools and resources you need to overcome your challenges and find confidence and happiness in life again. Archstone Behavioral Health can help make that happen.
What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?
As one of the most commonly used, evidence-based treatment programs, cognitive-behavioral therapy is a type of talk therapy. It’s designed to provide you with an opportunity to work through individual challenges in a very effective manner. It can be used to help with addiction to drugs or alcohol. It can also help you learn to manage depression, anxiety, and the trauma you’ve been through. View this type of talk therapy as a way to gain control over your mental health in any condition.
How Does Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work?
As a type of psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy is a process you’ll learn while working with your counselor. If we identify that it may help you, we’ll teach you the very specific steps it takes to help you achieve your best outcome. Here’s what goes into this process.
Learn to Spot Negative Situations
An essential part of the process of talk therapy is to understand that you’re negative situations are something you can overcome. At the start of your therapy, you’ll learn how to look deeper to determine what is causing your addiction or anxiety. You’ll then make a list of goals you have for overcoming these challenges.
Achieve Awareness of Your Emotions
You’ll set goals with your therapist to help you identify the problems you are facing in your life and the challenges you hope to overcome. Then, you’ll learn how to talk about your feelings and really open up about what’s happening. A key here is to talk about those negative situations and determine why they bother you so much.
Stop Negative Thinking
At the heart of this type of talk therapy is to help you see when negative thoughts or situations occur. It’s easy to feel like your mind is spiraling out of control leading you to use drugs or alcohol to cope. Our goal is to help you stop that spin and to give you a way to put yourself back on track. In the initial step, you’ll learn how to identify when this is happening.
Change Your Thoughts Around
Finally, cognitive-behavioral therapy focuses on changing or reshaping those negative emotions in real-time so that you can make better decisions. The goal is to help you avoid making the bad decisions that led you to this place.
Why You Need Talk Therapy
Cognitive-behavioral therapy can be one of the most effective tools available to you in dealing with and overcoming addiction and mental health problems because it can:
- Stop negative thoughts that lead to negative actions
- Help you see what’s causing your addiction
- Aid you in developing new beliefs
- Build your confidence
- Enable you to create a better future
When Do We Use Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?
We use this type of therapy in many of the programs we offer. Our team will help you learn if it is right for you. It may help you with:
- Dual diagnosis treatment
- Alcohol addiction treatment
- Heroin addiction treatment
- Cocaine addiction treatment
Are You Ready to Get Help? Call Archstone Behavioral Health
The right type of treatment is available to you all under one roof here at Archstone Behavioral Health. Our team offers a range of programs, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, that can help you achieve more of your goals. All you have to do to get our talk therapy program started is to give us a call. You’ll love it here. Call 561.631.9478 to learn more.