Today, more and more people across the country struggle with mental health issues. Depression, anxiety, panic attacks, and other mental health disorders are increasingly common. Unfortunately, many people self-medicate with drugs or alcohol to cope with depression and other mental illnesses. They may also struggle to ask for help, articulate their needs, and seek treatment. Today there are countless therapy options to support those in need of mental health support. Many addiction recovery programs use cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) to help clients and residents overcome negative thought patterns and build healthy lives.
If you or a loved one might benefit from cognitive-behavioral therapy as part of addiction treatment, Atlanta Detox Center can help. Learn more about our comprehensive approach to addiction treatment from our team today by calling 470.450.2355 or filling out our online form.
What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is an increasingly popular kind of talk therapy. CBT therapy sessions usually last between one hour and ninety minutes. During this time, the therapist listens to the client talk about life stressors, addiction triggers, depression, and daily mental health concerns. CBT provides clients with coping strategies to help people change their behavior and emotional state over time. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is successful because it is a long-term strategy for creating change. Therapists provide clients with manageable steps to help clients cope with depression, anxiety, and dysregulation. Over time, CBT can rewire the brain for a more resilient, healthy life. Some clients see their CBT therapist once a week. During rehab or mental duress, multiple sessions a week may support a client for optimal support.
A CBT program challenges a person’s behavior to create change. Designed to help clients shift their mental state, CBT helps people change their physical behavior. Therapists will often give clients small steps to practice towards their goals. This may include imagining a social situation, role play, and other steps towards activities that induce anxiety or depression. Small steps and one-on-one practice with a therapist can ease stress and anxiety. Today, a CBT program is one of the most popular and widely used talk therapies because it successfully helps people change their mental, emotional, and physical health.
Can Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Help My Depression?
Depression can be isolating. Unfortunately, many people struggling with depression have trouble asking for help, connecting to others, and maintaining daily needs. CBT can help people with depression and anxiety build fulfilling relationships that they may have suffered.
Other benefits of cognitive-behavioral therapy for depression include:
- Understanding triggers, behaviors, and social patterns
- Helping rewire their thought patterns and behavior
- Giving clients the language and communication tools to help loved ones understand their mental health
- Recognizing anxiety, depression, and behaviors that trigger a mental health decline
A cognitive-behavioral therapy program can also be an effective tool to help a person begin to heal from trauma and learn coping mechanisms to deal with stress productively.
Begin to Heal in a CBT Program at Atlanta Detox Center
Depression and anxiety can be overwhelming. If you or a loved one are struggling with mental health, know you are not alone. People from all walks of life struggle with mental health. Help is out there. Whether you or a loved one needs mental health support, Cognitive-behavioral therapy may be right for you. Our team at Atlanta Detox Center provides comprehensive CBT programs alongside addiction recovery.
At Atlanta Detox Center, we understand the impact life stressors and trauma have on mental health. Our compassionate staff provides a range of services for those in the Atlanta area. If you’re ready to learn more about our CBT program, call us at 470.450.2355 or complete our online form today.