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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy services offered in Washington DC Metropolitan Area, Bowie, MD

If you have a mental health disorder, such as anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or another mental health condition, cognitive behavioral therapy at The Modalities Group in Bowie, Maryland, may be the solution you’ve been searching for. The highly trained mental health team offers this service to restore your mental health and help you to live your best life. Call the office to learn more or schedule an appointment online today.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Q & A

What is cognitive behavioral therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), also referred to as talk therapy, is a form of counseling that helps you be more aware of and make changes to troublesome thought and behavior patterns. CBT is researched-backed and a highly effective way of improving your mental health and well-being without invasive or uncomfortable methods. 

Who benefits from CBT?

CBT helps treat an array of bothersome issues and life challenges. It quickly helps patients identify and cope with problematic thoughts and behaviors in a structured way to reduce the symptoms of:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Phobias
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship problems
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Sleep disorders
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sexual disorders
  • Substance use disorders

CBT can help you better manage symptoms of mental health challenges, prevent relapses of worrisome symptoms, and treat mental health disorders instead of or in addition to medications. 

CTB allows you to effectively cope with grief, resolve relationship conflicts, overcome past trauma, and better manage unpleasant physical symptoms.

Is cognitive behavioral therapy right for me?

To find out if you’re a candidate for CBT at The Modalities Group, a mental health specialist reviews your medical history and symptoms. They ask a series of questions during a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to determine which mental health disorder or life challenges you’re struggling with, and how to best treat these issues.

What happens during cognitive behavioral therapy sessions?

During cognitive behavioral therapy sessions, you might meet with a therapist one-on-one, as a couple with your partner, with your family, or in a group setting with other people struggling with the same challenges as you.

Your provider helps you pinpoint the cause of bothersome thought and behavior patterns and teach you ways to overcome them using effective coping mechanisms, interpersonal therapy, relaxation, stress management, assertiveness, resilience, and more.

CBT sessions use a goal-oriented approach to help you make long-lasting changes. You might complete activities or homework that help you build on what you’ve learned during CBT sessions, so you can more easily apply CBT to everyday life situations. 

Your therapist offers utmost confidentiality, so you’ll feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and emotions.

How many CBT sessions do I need?

Each CBT session lasts about an hour, and you might need 5-20 sessions, or more in some cases, to achieve a superior outcome. Over time, you can expect improved thought, mood, and behavior patterns, better relationships, and an exceptional quality of life.

To schedule cognitive behavioral therapy sessions at The Modalities Group, call the office or use the online booking feature today.

If you are interested in scheduling a therapy session for your teen, we’re here to help. Call TMG in Bowie, MD, at 240-599-3500 to schedule their first appointment. Helping teens navigate these tumultuous years is what we do best.