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*CBT is the first-line treatment for various disorders, including anxiety and depression, and can be as effective as anti-depressant medications (Borza, 2017; David, Cristea, & Hofmann, 2018). Research also shows that CBT can have longer-lasting results compared to medication (DeRubeis, Siegle, & Hollon, 2008).
In childhood we learn positive and negative core beliefs, which influence how we view ourselves, others, and the world, and ultimately guide our behaviour. CBT helps you understand the connection between your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours. We often get stuck in negative patterns that lead to unpleasant emotions, low self-esteem, hopelessness, anxiety, and depression.
At Solace Psychology, you will identify the negative thought patterns that you tend to engage in, learn how to challenge your thoughts, and reframe them to be more helpful, positive, and realistic. You will learn a variety of strategies to manage your emotions and behaviours, so that your fears and self-doubt no longer hold you back from living the life you want to live.
While there are many CBT resources online, it can be difficult to make sense of it all on your own. Set yourself up for success by working with a local Edmonton psychologist, so that you can learn the best methods for applying CBT to your life.
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Borza L. (2017). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for generalized anxiety. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 19(2), 203–208.
David, D., Cristea, I., & Hofmann, S. G. (2018). Why cognitive behavioral therapy is the current gold standard of psychotherapy. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9(4). https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00004
DeRubeis, R. J., Siegle, G. J., & Hollon, S. D. (2008). Cognitive therapy versus medication for depression: Treatment outcomes and neural mechanisms. Nature reviews. Neuroscience, 9(10), 788–796. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn2345