Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor offers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and counseling to help people of all genders, ages, backgrounds, and life experiences take a practical approach to solving their emotional problems. CBT is based on the theory that it is not events in particular that upset us, but the negative meanings we assign to those events. The basic premise is that by changing your behavior or thinking patterns, you can change the way you feel about the difficulties you encounter.

The overall goal of CBT is to first help you recognize the negative thoughts and behavior patterns. Once those patterns have been recognized your therapist will help you learn how to change them. This structured, conscious method gives you clear action steps that will help you deal with many of life’s stresses and struggles. Studies of CBT have shown that it can be an effective treatment for a wide variety of mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and more.

Our counselors are familiar with the wide range of emotional stressors that a person can face throughout their life. These caring therapists understand how CBT can help you work toward a state of mental health and happiness.

What you can expect with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Foundations Counseling offers cognitive behavioral therapy in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor. Our therapists understand that CBT isn’t the only therapy method available, but that it can work wonders for many individuals and couples.

CBT tends to be a relatively quick and effective method of therapy. Sessions are generally attended once per week and last approximately 45-50 minutes, and many people see their counselor for three to six months. You’ll work with your counselor to identify problems and learn new strategies for coping. You can use these strategies throughout your entire life, too.

CBT is useful for a variety of therapy types, including (but certainly not limited to):

When to Ask for Help

Because CBT can be used to help you cope with many different feelings, emotions, and events, it is important to consider a variety of factors when deciding whether to seek treatment. These factors include your physical and emotional symptoms, your level of distress, and your ability to successfully cope with everyday events.

If you aren’t sure whether you could benefit from CBT, our experienced and caring counselors can help you make the best decision for your unique situation.

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If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, please contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor to arrange a free consultation.

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