Therapy is an essential component of mental health treatment plans for a variety of conditions including depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, and more. At TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens in Queens Village, New York, Gadalla Makar, MD, and his team of expert clinical staff often use cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to help you learn to recognize negative or inaccurate thoughts and respond to them in a healthy way. If you’re living with a mental health condition, call TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens or schedule an appointment online today.
CBT is a specific type of talk therapy that teaches you to be more aware of your negative or inaccurate thoughts, so you can view challenging situations differently, and respond in more healthy and productive ways.
CBT typically includes a specific number of sessions and follows a structured plan. At TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens, the team uses CBT as part of treatment plans for conditions including depression, PTSD, anxiety, and eating disorders.
CBT helps you learn about the connection between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You learn techniques to help you slow down and consider your thoughts, self-analyzing for negativity and accuracy. Then, you practice changing your behavioral responses to your thoughts and feelings, reducing and eventually stopping dangerous or self-destructive behaviors.
CBT helps you to manage your symptoms and prevent relapses. You learn to respond to stressful situations more effectively and how to manage your emotions. You also learn and practice communication techniques, which can help you resolve conflicts and effectively communicate with your friends and family.
CBT is delivered in both individual and group therapy sessions. You’ll learn techniques to use when you have negative thoughts, strategies such as relaxation, stress management, and assertiveness, so you can cope with your emotions and become more resilient.
At each session, you discuss your progress since your last appointment, and then set goals. Your therapist or provider also gives you homework to practice different techniques. It’s common to find CBT challenging in the beginning.
However, your provider helps you build the confidence and comfort necessary not only to learn and practice new behaviors but to make them part of your regular life and activities.
The providers at TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens provide treatment plans that combine a variety of therapies to address your specific needs including lifestyle changes, therapy, prescription medication, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Medication and TMS are useful for regulating your brain chemistry and activity to relieve your symptoms and provide the mental clarity necessary to focus on therapy such as CBT.
If you’re concerned about a mental health condition and want to know how CBT can help you, call TMS/ADHD and Wellness Clinic of Queens or schedule an appointment online today.