Why Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety

Research shows that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has been the most effective in treating anxiety disorders. It is effective because it unifies all methods and treatment plans. To help the client overcome anxiety disorders, the client is taught about strategies to cope. These strategies and techniques can be implemented at home. With repetitive practice, the new behaviors become automatic and anxiety is significantly reduced and sometimes eliminated. 

CBT targets the brain

To treat anxiety, clients may participate in mild anxiety-inducing stimuli in the initial stages then move on to more intense sessions. CBT targets the brain – by modifying thinking patters, increasing problem-solving and increasing confidence about decision-making. CBT targets the neural pathways so that the client learns new ways to think, act and feel about previously anxiety provoking situations, experience, or thoughts. Many clients who participate in CBT therapy report they have successfully overcome anxiety.

Group sessions

CBT group sessions can be another effective resource for anxiety treatment. Group sessions include others struggling from anxiety. Group sessions help build confidence and support for utilizing the CBT methods/techniques. CBT for anxiety is active, structured and result-oriented.

CBT addresses the origins of problems

To treat disorders, CBT reaches out to the core of issues, including experiences from the family background, early life upbringing and social or environmental factors. Psychotherapists analyze maladaptive coping patterns, use conceptualization to examine history of unstable schemas and attempt to modify the patient’s belief and coping system.

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