Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Newark, New Jersey

If you worry that harmful thinking or behaviors are affecting your life and relationships, consider cognitive behavioral therapy. This is a form of treatment that has been proven effective in treating a wide range of issues and preparing patients to manage stressful situations. At North Ward Behavioral Health Center, we offer this and many other forms of therapy at our offices in Newark, New Jersey.

Patient Meets With Cognitive Behavioral Therapist

The Value of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Mental illness doesn’t only involve negative feelings. Often, it also causes patterns of behaviors that become destructive in lives and relationships. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a goal-oriented form of treatment that aims to overcome these challenges. It’s effective for a wide range of issues, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Drug or alcohol abuse
  • Sleep and eating disorders
  • Phobias

Cognitive behavioral therapy is also a viable option for anyone who wants help while managing stressful life situations. People of all ages and backgrounds can benefit from CBT as they improve their outlook and learn to function better in daily life.

Our CBT Process

CBT is founded on the theory that a person’s emotions and behavior are connected. Your emotions influence your perception of reality, which in turn affects how you act and relate to others around you. As a result, CBT focuses on what the patient feels and believes in the present moment without too much emphasis on the past. Beginning with a discussion of a patient’s thoughts, feelings, and troubles, patients learn how to recognize negative, inaccurate, or irrational thinking, gaining a greater understanding of their behavior.

After exploring the patient’s thinking, the next step is to reshape it. This may be accomplished through problem-solving, roleplaying, relaxation techniques, mindfulness, and more. By correcting unhelpful thinking, CBT aims to improve patterns of behavior and build the patient’s confidence in their ability to grow. Not only do patients overcome their current challenges, but they also gain skills that will help them in future difficulties and throughout their lives.

Rooted in Sensitivity and Collaboration

It can be hard to open up and express emotions to a therapist, especially when those emotions are difficult to face. At North Ward Behavioral Health Center, we understand this fact. That’s why we promise our patients an encouraging, judgment-free space. We build trust, are sensitive to your needs, and ensure that every individual feels safe enough to discuss their troubles.

Our therapy services are also highly collaborative. Our patients participate in their own healing process with active contributions. Over time, they develop effective coping skills and the confidence that they can change and improve their lives.

Schedule an Appointment Today

If you or a loved one might benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, choose North Ward Behavioral Health Center. We are a state-of-the-art mental and behavioral health facility based in Newark, NJ, and serve the surrounding area. Contact us to schedule an appointment and get connected with a specialist who can help you overcome your challenges today.