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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Specialist

Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC -  - Clinical Psychologist

Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC

Clinical Psychologists & Therapists located in Cambridge, MA

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based type of psychotherapy that helps you learn to recognize negative thoughts and feelings and adjust the way you respond. Michael Koren, PsyD, and the team at Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, use CBT methods in customized psychotherapy sessions to help you develop the skills you need to thrive. Call Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, or schedule a consultation online today.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Q&A

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What is cognitive-behavioral therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT is an evidence-based type of psychotherapy that helps you increase your awareness of harmful and inaccurate ways of thinking. You learn to adjust the way you respond to your thoughts and emotions to lead a more productive and fulfilling life.

CBT is a structured therapeutic approach. You typically have a set number of sessions to work through exercises that address your specific needs. CBT usually involves four steps:

  • Identifying problematic situations or conditions in your life
  • Increasing your awareness of your thoughts and feelings about these situations
  • Identifying negative and inaccurate thinking
  • Reshaping negative and inaccurate thinking

The team at Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, tailors cognitive-behavioral therapy to address your individual needs. While CBT follows a structured pattern, the therapist adapts each session to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals.

What conditions improve with cognitive-behavioral therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is proven to be helpful for a wide range of psychological disorders and needs. The team at Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, incorporates CBT into treatment plans for:

CBT helps you manage your symptoms and prevent a relapse of mental illness. You learn strategies to cope with challenging or stressful life situations, including interpersonal conflict, grief, and chronic physical symptoms.

You don’t have to overcome the pressure of stress on your own. At Brighter Life Therapy, their goal is to offer compassionate and comprehensive care that is not just convenient but actually relieves some of your stress. They work with you on managing stress in safe and effective ways, so your life can be a little brighter.

What should I expect during CBT?

CBT is a type of talk therapy, so during your sessions, you can expect to discuss your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. In addition to your appointments, your therapist also gives you “homework” or exercises to practice at home to maintain your progress and develop new habits.

Your therapist helps you recognize your emotional triggers and the early signs of negative thoughts. You also learn techniques like relaxation, stress management, and assertiveness to become more confident and better able to cope with anything that life throws at you. 

How do I know if cognitive-behavioral therapy is right for me?

The team at Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, begins with a thorough consultation to evaluate your mental health, lifestyle, and other factors that contribute to your symptoms. If they believe that CBT can help you, they explain the treatment, including what you can expect.

Call Brighter Life Therapy, PLLC, or make an appointment online today to learn more about cognitive-behavioral therapy and how it can help you regain your quality of life.