Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is Useful for: Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, mood disorders, phobias.

Based on the idea that we can make permanent changes in the way we behave by shifting our negative patterns of thinking, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT for short) is short-term and goal-oriented. The therapist and patient work together to identify the behaviors the patient wants to change and then come up with an action plan to do so.

What to Expect: Sessions are structured and the relationship with the therapist can be more “business-like” than in other kinds of therapy. In other words, the patient and therapist will work together to identify and change problematic patterns of thinking and behaving. The patient is given “homework,” which consists of keeping a record of his or her thoughts, feelings, and behaviors between sessions. At Starpoint Counseling Center, we have licensed and trained therapist that will work with you.

Term of Treatment: Four to seven months, with meetings every one to three weeks. Call or text us at Starpoint Counseling Center (813) 244-1251, to schedule your appointment.

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What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT?

At Star Point Counseling we are committed to providing quality counseling services to our clients. While our counseling approach is overall ecclectic, borrowing from many theories, a large part of our work is Cognitive-Behavioral. This includes the aspects of thinking, and doing. To give you a little more insight into what CBT is and how it is so helpful, check out this article by Deborah Cory as she interviews one of the leading CBT therapists and scholars of our day.

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