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Cognitive-Behavioral  Therapy in Franklin, TN

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a common type of talk therapy (psychotherapy). You work with a CBT counselor and attend a limited number of sessions to become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking on challenging areas of your life. This approach helps you view these challenges more clearly and helps you effectively respond to them in a more positive way.

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Behavior therapy can be a very helpful tool ― either alone or in combination with other therapies ― in treating mental health disorders. But not everyone who benefits from CBT has a mental health condition because CBT can be a great outlet for those who need someone to talk to through any stressful situation.

How do I know if Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is right for me?

Many people are intimidated to receive counseling, especially at first. TalkDr Christian counseling understands that. Everyone has a first time. But if you feel concerned about something you're doing or feeling and your emotions seem out of control, or you've tried working things out on your own but are still struggling, than CBT Therapy may just be the thing you need to get free and have a healthier view of life.

CBT is used to treat:

  • Eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating

  • Self-harm actions 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Phobias

  • Schizophrenia

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Sleep disorders

  • Sexual disorders

  • Substance abuse disorders

  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

TalkDr Christian Counseling does cognitive behavorial therapy in one on one sessions and in group sessions in Franklin, Tennessee.

What to Expect in a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy session

In order for CBT therapy to be effective, you need to actively participate in your treatment. Your counselor will help you identify negative thinking and may even ask you to write down negative thoughts or emotions during your sessions. This will help you become more self-aware and identify negative thoughts that do not have a logical basis. It also helps you reframe your thinking to become more positive with your thoughts and emotions.

Typically the the CBT process includes:

  1. Identifying Sources of Negative Actions:
    It starts with identifying negativity sources where you and your therapist will look for triggers of negative thinking patterns or actions that effect you on a day-to-day basis. This process is important and usually comes out in the first couple of sessions with your therapist.

  2. Recognizing Beliefs and Emotions That Stem From Negative Thoughts
    After identifying the sources of your negative thoughts, you can recognize the types of emotions those thoughts produce. This phase is important because without an objective third-party you may not see these thoughts or emotions prohibiting you in your daily life functions.

  3. Reframing Negative Thought Patterns
    Once you recognize the way negativity can influence your emotions and thoughts, you can work to reframe those beliefs. During reframing, TalkDr Christian Counseling will help you combat those thoughts more effectively, either by prayer or active repentance.

  4. Practicing Coping Skills and Positive Thinking
    It takes time to develop new thinking patterns. At TalkDr Christian Counseling, your therapist and you will take the necessary time to develop new thought processes. During CBT sessions, you and your therapist will work together to create personal goals that positive thinking can help you reach. 


The first step toward seeing if CBT can help you, your child or your loved one is to talk to a therapist. Contact TalkDr Christian Counseling in Franklin, Tennessee for a free 15-minute phone consultation: email us or call 615-985-TALK

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