THE END RESULT:
We begin CBT with an initial assessment to get a sense of the client’s problem areas and create solutions to achieve the client’s goals.
We then identify the client’s automatic thoughts, core negative beliefs, and cognitive distortions.
We explore why the client thinks they way they do and begin the process of cognitive restructuring. As we identify new ways of thinking, we apply these new thinking patterns to new behaviors.
The client learns how to manage sensations of anger, anxiety, and depression and learns how to interrupt negative thought patterns.