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Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Encino

At New Spirit Recovery, we value the power and potential of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of psychological treatment recognized globally for its effectiveness in treating a variety of mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance use disorders. Its strength lies in its structure, which focuses on assisting individuals in recognizing negative behavior patterns and thinking and subsequently altering them.

New Spirit Recovery adopts a compassionate, comprehensive approach to recovery. With an emphasis on individualized care, our team respects and acknowledges the unique journey every person takes toward recovery. We offer CBT as part of our treatment modalities, complemented by a variety of other therapeutic approaches. Our goal is to equip you with the tools and strategies necessary to navigate your own path to recovery, fostering resilience and self-efficacy along the way. 

For more information about cognitive-behavioral therapy in Encino and throughout Southern California, call (424) 317-9319 today.

What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a form of talk therapy that focuses on the links between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. In the context of addiction recovery, CBT is utilized to help individuals identify and understand the negative thought patterns that have led to destructive behaviors, such as substance abuse. By uncovering these harmful thought patterns, individuals can then work towards developing healthier coping mechanisms and strategies.

The process involves a collaborative relationship between an individual and their therapist, with a focus on the individual's specific goals. Therapy sessions are usually structured, and the individual may be given tasks to work on between sessions to reinforce the learning and change process.

It's important to understand that CBT is not a quick fix but rather a process that requires active participation and commitment from the individual. While it may be challenging at times, the benefits of this therapy in addiction recovery can be significant, often leading to improved self-esteem, better interpersonal relationships, and a more positive outlook on life.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Addiction

CBT helps identify high-risk situations where relapse is likely, such as stress, peer pressure, or negative emotional states. Upon identifying these, individuals are guided to develop effective coping strategies to deal with these triggers without resorting to substance use. This could involve learning to avoid specific environments, practicing stress management techniques, or building a supportive social network.

CBT also helps to address the distorted thinking that often accompanies substance use. It challenges maladaptive beliefs about substance use (for instance, the notion that one can't socialize without using substances) and helps individuals develop a healthier and more balanced perspective.

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