What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy treatment strategy focused on changing destructive thought processes that lead to negative feelings or harmful behaviors. By guiding patients in the identification of factors that trigger anxious feelings, depressed thoughts, and other negative effects, board-certified psychiatrist Dr. Julie Pittman and our nurse practitioners can help patients alter their response to stressful situations or mental health conditions and better cope when challenges in life arise. The goal of cognitive behavioral therapy at Pittman Psychiatry & Recovery is to help patients distinguish harmful from helpful feelings, redirect their thought processes, develop appropriate coping skills, and modify their behaviors to respond to situations in a more positive way. Please contact our Arlington, TX practice to schedule an appointment, and learn more about cognitive behavioral therapy.
What Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Treat?
Typically a short-term treatment, CBT at Pittman Psychiatry & Recovery may be implemented to help adolescents and adults manage symptoms of:
- Panic disorders
- Eating disorders
- Alcohol and substance abuse
- Sex and gambling addictions
- Anger problems
- Personality disorders
- Bipolar disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Attention-deficit disorder (ADD)
- Other psychological conditions
"Dr.Pittman and Rodrick are the best doctor and best assistant! They truly care about you and listen to you! You always can count on them!"- BM / Office Visit / Jul 20, 2021
"Never have any trouble having medical needs met and always show great care!! Easy getting in and treatment has change me for the better for 10 years now!!"- BJ / Office Visit / Jul 16, 2021
"Dr. Pittman is the most caring and understanding I've ever been to. And her office staff (shout out to Rodrick) is very helpful!"- KM / Office Visit / Jul 16, 2021
"I honestly don't know what I'd do or where I'd be without the help of PPR! They are so patient with me and they really seem to care!"- LB / Office Visit / Jun 18, 2021
"You want Stephanie to be your provider. Stephanie will listen and put you on the right path towards a better mental state of mind. She knows exactly what she's doing!"- ES / Office Visit / Jun 14, 2021
How Does CBT Work?
CBT sessions at our Arlington, TX practice generally take a structured, goal-oriented approach. Dr. Pittman and our team will begin by listening to your concerns and helping to pinpoint problems or issues that may elicit negative thoughts or other symptoms. Once these triggers are identified, we will help you establish goals to work toward changing your thinking, perception, and reaction to negative stimuli in your life. CBT is usually carried out in a series of small steps, generally over the course of several weeks or months, and may be combined with medication or other treatment modalities.
Learn More About CBT
Essentially, cognitive behavioral therapy works to replace negative, distorted thoughts and other symptoms of mental health concerns with coping skills that are positive and healthy. If you are suffering from depression, anxiety, or other conditions, please call Pittman Psychiatry & Recovery in Arlington, TX to schedule an in-person or telemedicine appointment. Dr. Pittman and our team offer skilled, experienced psychiatric care and can help you determine if CBT is right for your needs.