Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Dr. Taji Huang PhD is a licensed psychologist in Glendale, California specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for adults and adolescents. CBT is one of the many techniques that she uses to help patients who are dealing with depression and a variety of other mental health concerns. Dr. Taji has years of experience treating a variety of mental health conditions in both individual and group therapy sessions.

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

CBT is a widely recognized and highly effective form of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. It operates on the principle that our thoughts influence our feelings and actions, and by changing negative thought patterns, we can change our behaviors and improve our emotional well-being.

  • Uses Positive Habit-Building Exercises & Practices
  • Focuses On Behavior Changes Through Repetition
  • Helps Treat Anxiety & Depression & Similar Disorders
  • Treatment For Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Can Be As Effective As Prescriptions For Some Concerns

Changing Habits With Professional Processes

During your counseling sessions, problems are divided into several parts, like the problem as you see it, emotions or thoughts surrounding the issue, physical feelings, and your actions before, during and after the event occurs. You will often be given “homework” between sessions to help apply these tools to help solve the problem.

  • Guided Discovery – Become More Aware
  • Exposure Therapy – Reduce Fears & Anxiety
  • Breathing, Relaxation & Stress Techniques
  • Meditation, Mindfulness Exercises, & Journal Writing
  • Role Playing & Guided Imagery To See A Better Way
  • Behavior Modification – Recognizing & Altering Actions Or Thoughts

What To Expect From CBT Sessions

No sessions are meant to fit a cookie-cutter approach, but here are some things you might expect in CBT therapy.

  1. Collaborative Approach: Cognitive behavioral therapy is a collaborative process between the therapist and the client. We work together to identify negative thought patterns and develop strategies to challenge and change them.
  2. Understanding Thoughts and Emotions: We’ll explore your thoughts and emotions related to specific situations or challenges you’re facing. By gaining a deeper understanding of these thoughts and emotions, we can identify patterns that may be contributing to distress.
  3. Developing Coping Skills: One of the key components of CBT is learning and practicing coping skills to manage difficult emotions and behaviors. These skills may include relaxation techniques, problem-solving strategies, and cognitive restructuring exercises.
  4. Setting Goals: Together, we’ll establish achievable goals that align with your values and aspirations. These goals serve as a roadmap for our work together and provide direction for your progress in therapy.
  5. Homework Assignments: Outside of therapy sessions, you may be given homework assignments to practice the skills and techniques learned in the session. These assignments are designed to reinforce learning and promote progress between sessions.
  6. Measurable Progress: Throughout therapy, we’ll regularly assess your progress toward your goals. By tracking measurable outcomes, we can adjust our approach as needed to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your therapy experience.

Is CBT Right for You?

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is effective in treating a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, and OCD. If you’re struggling with persistent negative thoughts, overwhelming emotions, or maladaptive behaviors, CBT may be a beneficial treatment option for you.

Don’t Wait To Get Help Start Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Today

If you are experiencing any symptoms of these disorders, contact Dr. Taji for a free phone consultation to discuss your behavioral health concerns and the solutions that are available to you, including cognitive therapy. Let us use this treatment option to help you live a happy, successful, and fulfilling life. She takes great pride in providing a warm and comfortable environment for you to talk about your concerns. Whether it’s through cognitive therapy or another effective type of counseling, Dr. Taji will help you find the best solution to suit your unique individual needs.

If you are interested in learning more about how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help you, or have any questions regarding the treatments available in Glendale, CA, contact Dr. Taji Huang PhD by phone or via our online contact form.

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