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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Manage Work-Related Stress.

The average person spends most of their life working, so it’s not surprising that work can have a significant impact on your health. Too much job-related stress can result in the development of certain mental health disorders like anxiety and depression, as well as drug abuse, alcoholism and gambling.

Take the steps to manage your work related stress, try these tips:

  • Establish boundaries. Make a rule not to check your work email at home, or not to answer the phone while at dinner. You must separate your work and home life.
  • Take time to recharge. Take small breaks at work to recharge, and when possible take time off to relax and unwind. Don’t let vacation time go to waste, leave all work related items at home.
  • Get support. Support from friends and family can help, but also from a licensed professional. Therapists can help you learn how to effectively manage your stress.

Call us today, we can give you tools and skills to better manage your work related stress! (813)244-1251

Stressing at Work?

Hate your job?  Well, quitting might not be the best choice for you, even if you are close to putting in your two weeks’ notice.

You would think that quitting is the best option (and in many cases it is!), but experts say that you ought to first evaluate why you hate your job.  Is it because communication is bad among coworkers or boss?  Or is it because your work is just mundane and because of that you put absolutely no effort whatsoever?  Whatever the reason may be, often times, it can be changed and you can avoid having to spend another year looking for another job.

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