Individual, Family & Group Psychotherapy
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The purpose of cognitive therapy is to teach a person how their thoughts are controlling their emotions. Therefore, learning techniques aimed at examining the thought process and learning ways to change the intensity of these internal words, can change our emotions or reactions to life's stress.
The aim of cognitive therapy is NOT to deny feelings, or suppress them, but simply learn how our illogical statements, or exaggerations can exacerbate our symptoms. It is a short term, structured therapy that is very effective in treating a wide variety of problems...
This type of therapy is often used in conjunction with cognitive therapy. It simply deals with teaching the patient to change certain behaviors in their life in order to change how they feel. Doing things differently, along with changing our cognitions can be a very effective method for treating many problems. Behavior therapy is also used with children. Helping them to shape certain behaviors through a series of rewards is used with problems such as ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and other behavioral problems.