At New Horizon Counseling we utilize the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy model for most cases. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a psychotherapy that is based on cognition, assumptions, beliefs, and behaviors, and also it aims of influencing negative emotions that relate to inaccurate appraisal of events. The general approach is developed out of behavior modification. CBT is considered among the most rapid in terms of results obtained. What enables CBT to be briefer are its highly instructive nature and the fact that it makes use of homework. CBT can be helpful to make sense of overwhelming problems by breaking them down into smaller elements. Thus, it becomes easier to see how they are connected, and how much they are effective to you. The parts are generally a situation, which can be a problem, event or difficult situation. This model follows thoughts, emotions, physical feelings and actions. Clients must also be willing to take a very active role in the treatment process.
CBT differs from other therapies because sessions have a structure, rather than the person talking freely about whatever comes to mind. In the beginning, the client meets the therapist to describe specific problems and to set goals they want to work towards. The problem may have some symptoms like sleeping badly, not being able to socialize with friends, or difficulty concentrating on reading or work. Or they could be life problems, such as being unhappy at work, having trouble dealing with an adolescent child, or being in an unhappy marriage. These problems and goals then become the basis for planning the content of sessions and discussing how to deal with them.
Therapy services are available for ages 5 to Seniors. Individual, Couples, Family, Adolescents, Play Therapy, and Group therapies can accommodate your specific needs. Therapy requires a significant investment of your time both during and after regular sessions, however may lead to better relationships, solutions to specific problems and relief of negative emotions.