Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Utah

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an off chute of Cognitive Therapy which was developed by psychiatrist Aaron Beck in the 60s. Cognitive Therapy operates under the assumption that irrational or distorted thinking creates emotional distress. Often we refer to these beliefs as thought distortions or thinking errors. These thoughts contribute to low self-esteem, anxiety and depression. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy takes Beck’s theories further and surmise that our behavior is a direct result of the thoughts and emotions we have about an event. While we believe that a situation leads us to act in certain ways or feel certain emotions, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy shows that it is actually our distorted beliefs that lead to those behaviors. By identifying and challenging these distorted beliefs, we can change the way we feel about ourselves and therefore, change our behavior patterns. I am an expert in helping clients change their negative self-talk to begin to feel more confident and motivated to accomplish their health and wellness goals.

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