Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Healthy thinking leads to healthy behavior.

Decision Point Center’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the theory that internal factors such as thoughts and feelings cause certain behaviors as opposed to external people, things or situations causing them. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works to help modify the way that each client thinks, feels, and acts in a positive way even when the influences around them remain negative.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on learning effective skills to enhance coping, both behaviorally and cognitively. Simply put, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works on changing the thinking process. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy activities include:

  • Identifying distorted thinking
  • Creating “thought record” sheets
  • Developing relaxation and positive self-talk techniques
  • Exercises to increase the ability to "be here now"
  • Creating personal action plans
  • Learning cognitive restructuring exercises
  • Developing coping skills
  • Working on trust-building
  • Setting Goals
  • Understanding and practicing self-care
  • Expressing and resolving feelings
  • Building self-esteem and confidence