The Healing Journey
Tips for Improving Your Mental Health
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely-used form of therapy that can help individuals identify and change negative patterns of thought and behavior, especially when dealing with past trauma. CBT is goal-oriented and structured, involving weekly sessions with a licensed therapist. During these sessions, clients work with their therapist to identify negative thought patterns and behaviors associated with past trauma. Once identified, therapists work with clients to develop strategies for changing these patterns.
CBT is beneficial because it is a structured and evidence-based form of therapy. This means that clients can be confident that the techniques used have been scientifically proven to be effective in addressing past trauma. CBT is also a relatively short-term form of therapy, making it a practical and efficient way to achieve positive change.
Another benefit of CBT is that it is a collaborative form of therapy. Clients actively participate in the therapy process and are given tools and strategies to manage their own thoughts and behaviors outside of therapy sessions. This can lead to a greater sense of empowerment and control over one's own healing process.
CBT is not only effective in addressing past trauma, but also in treating other mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. It can also be used alongside other forms of therapy for a comprehensive approach to healing.
If you are considering CBT as a means of addressing past trauma, it's important to find a licensed therapist who is trained and experienced in this specialized approach. Your therapist will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your unique needs and goals. With CBT, you can achieve positive change and address past trauma in a practical and efficient way.
This article was written by Mindworks Mental Health, a mental health clinic licensed to see clients in the State of Utah. If you are interested in starting therapy, please fill out the Request an Appointment form on their website.
In addition to therapeutic treatment, the clinic has published several books and workbooks. Click here to read more about them!
About the Author
Cami is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, specializing in helping adult clients heal from past trauma. With experience in treating depression, anxiety, grief, and childhood trauma, Cami provides compassionate care using a variety of therapeutic approaches including EMDR, CBT, and Sand Tray Therapy.
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Camilla Olsen, CMHC has published a variety of mental health workbooks, coloring books, and sketchbooks. Click here to explore the collection.