What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)?

By: Heather Bach MA, CCC, Nov 24, 2014

What does CBT really do?

Could CBT benefit you?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy emphasizes thinking in how we feel about what we do. In short, our thoughts play a key role in influencing what we feel and do. CBT is considered to be a shorter term, and therefore more cost-effective therapy that has been well supported in the research. CBT views the therapist in a collaborative role assisting the client to think differently. It helps clients to unlearn their distressing negative reactions and educates clients to healthier thought processes and actions. It incorporates homework to further facilitate the rate of change. CBT is solution focused and directive in nature, actively working toward the client’s goals.

Heather Bach brings 19 years of experience and training to her counselling practice. Holding a Master’s in Psychology, she is a Certified Canadian Counsellor with the Canadian and Psychotherapy Association and a Certified Relationship Specialist (CRS) with the American Psychotherapy Association.

Bach Counselling brings an expertise to working with those who wish to make a positive change in relationships, intimacy, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, parenting and eating disorders. She specializes in working with individuals and couples who are dealing with issues that may adversely affect their relationships.

Heather uses a number of evidence-based tools and techniques to bring her clients closer to their goals. These include:

Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT),
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT),
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR),
Short-Term Psychodynamic Therapy,
Bowen Family Systems and Process Oriented Jungian Therapy

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