What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)?

By: Heather Bach MA, CCC, Nov 24, 2017
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Bach Counselling, North Vancouver, couples counselling

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.
www.nacbt.org

Heather Bach brings 20 years of experience and training to her role as Clinical Director of the Bach Counselling. With her Master of Arts in Psychology, she is certified with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Heather works primarily with couples and individuals using evidence-based approaches in dealing with relationship issues, separation, anxiety, depression, trauma, disordered eating, and ADHD.

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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