When healing from addiction and mental health conditions, most patients spend the majority of their time in therapy. At Bayview Recovery, we tailor the treatment options to the patient’s unique needs. One of the most common treatment options we offer is cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT. This treatment can help teach healthy and effective coping skills that the individual can use outside of treatment. To learn about the benefits of a cognitive-behavioral therapy program, please call Bayview Recovery at 855.478.3650.
Understanding a Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Program
A cognitive-behavioral therapy program rests on the premise that a person’s thoughts and feelings can significantly influence and affect their actions. Therefore, helping an individual to change their attitudes and think more positively about themselves and their problems can help them substantially when they begin the process of recovery from addiction. It can also help them sustain a healthy, long-term recovery. CBT, as it is frequently called, takes place in a one-on-one setting. Here, the client and counselor can talk openly about the individual’s feelings and attitudes about their struggles.
During these direct, personal, and private conversations, the addiction therapist will help the recovering client. They will learn and practice two primary skills: functional analysis and skills training. Both of these practices can help individuals decrease negative attitudes and thoughts and increase positive ones. Assisting clients in changing their perceptions about themselves, their problems, and the recovery process can substantially lower their psychological dependence on substances and minimize the risks they will face after treatment.