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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Is Stress Keeping You From Having A Healthy Lifestyle?

Whether it is stress from home (family or relationships) or stress from work (no job or too much workload), every one of us is bound to be stressed and it inevitably harms our health.

Now, though there is no such thing as an overnight potion to make everything better, here are a few tips you can try to implement in your lives that may potentially help you feel better (emotionally and physically):

  • balance your work and personal lives (it may seem difficult at first, but it will eventually get better)
  • avoid consuming too much alcohol or caffeine (as this may add on more stress, making you do crazy things or feel incredibly pumped one moment and lethargic the next)
  • eat healthy (do not substitute fast foods or sweets as your main source of foods)
  • drink lots of water
  • pick an exercise routine that suits you and exercise daily (whether it is jogging or riding a bike for 30 minutes per day)
  • limit technology use at night (and yes, that includes phones and computers)
  • have a set sleeping schedule (including weekends)

Hope these tips will help you slowly, but surely, lead a healthier and happier lifestyle!

For a more in-depth analysis of yourself and a more thorough plan to guarantee you a healthier and happier lifestyle, call Star Point Counseling Center today to schedule an appointment with one of our licensed counselors!