Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) in Vermont for Anxiety, Phobias, Panic & Depression
GroundWork is proud to offer evidence-based virtual therapy to clients residing in Vermont. Our trained and certified CBT therapists can help equip you with the tools to change your life.
What is CBT? (its not “talk therapy”)
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a mental health treatment that looks to change negative thought and behavioral patterns by teaching individuals how to “rewire” their thinking and behaviors. A trained CBT therapist will work with you to identify patterns of thinking that lead to negative feelings and behaviors and help you develop and implement healthier, more rational patterns to replace them. By challenging and changing negative thought patterns, CBT can prevent negative thoughts from leading to harmful behaviors, which may exacerbate existing mental health conditions. CBT is vastly different than “talk therapy” and is goal based and action oriented.
What is CBT Used For?
Mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder, are increasing at an alarming rate globally. In the United States alone, almost 20% of adults experience some form of mental illness each year. While medication and counseling are often used to treat such conditions, medicine does not always work for everyone, and traditional counseling can be time-intensive and may not be as effective. However, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) has become a popular and effective form of treatment for a wide range of mental health issues.
CBT is particularly effective in treating several mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, panic disorder, social anxiety, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and eating disorders. There is evidence to suggest that CBT is often more effective than medication treatment alone. In comparison to traditional talk therapy, CBT is goal-oriented and time-limited, which makes it an attractive option for individuals who want to see significant progress in a shorter period. Research also shows CBT to be significantly more effective for patients.
Finding a CBT Therapist in Vermont
When selecting a CBT therapist, you must find someone who has professional training in CBT. This includes clinicians who have completed training and certification programs in CBT. By checking their credentials, you can ensure that you are getting care from a qualified professional with the necessary knowledge to deliver effective CBT treatment. Ideally, you should also seek out a therapist with experience in treating your specific disorder.
Why can CBT be Life Changing?
CBT can be an incredibly effective treatment for individuals with a range of mental health disorders. By learning to recognize negative thought patterns and develop positive coping strategies, individuals who undergo CBT can reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life. CBT can help individuals reduce the severity of their depression, improve anxiety symptoms, reduce the frequency/intensity of panic attacks, and help individuals overcome their fears and phobias.
Finding The Right Help in Vermont
At GroundWork we’re pleased to provide evidence-based CBT in Vermont for a variety of challenges. Our therapists are all specifically trained in CBT, and hold various certifications and credentials in the ‘art’ of teaching clients the tools of CBT. By choosing a CBT therapist with the right training and experience, patients can experience significant improvements in their mental health symptoms and overall wellbeing. If you or someone you know suffers from a mental health disorder, consider reaching out to our office and schedule with a qualified CBT therapist and explore the possibilities that CBT treatment offers!