Why is CBT helpful? Often times, many people experience automatic thoughts which unintentionally come to mind. These can be frequent and sometimes are a response to a particular feeling, event, or triggering thought. These automatic thoughts are often negative and occur without awareness. Deep seeded negative automatic thoughts often become detrimental for one’s overall well-being. View the slideshow to see examples of what patterns of automatic thoughts can look like:
Automatic thoughts are frequently rooted in beliefs that people hold about themselves and are therefore biased. They relate to ones’ perception of self, hence, if someone has a negative image of themselves, their abilities, or experiences, these thoughts will often reflect that. The purpose of CBT is to alter this thought process and change this pattern of destructive thinking by confronting extreme beliefs thoughts with more realistic thoughts.
Specific steps that are a part of CBT may include:
- Identifying situations/things in life that are distressing you
- Acknowledging your feelings/thoughts about them
- Recognizing negative thought/emotional patterns
- Restructuring thinking into a positive view 
 Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: What Is CBT? | Understood
We also provide caregiver support psychotherapy to individuals who care for a family member or loved one with a cognitive disorder.