Cognitive Behavioral Therapy | Attention Deficit Specialists

Learn About the Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy treatment that works towards positive life change by investigating the relationship between a person’s cognitions(thoughts), behaviors(actions), and emotions and then working to break harmful patterns. CBT teaches children, adolescents, and adults to identify and modify dysfunctional thoughts and beliefs that contribute to behavior and emotional problems.  Cognitive behavioral therapists are solution focused and goal directed in challenging thoughts and irrational beliefs that impede a person’s progress.

For example, a person with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder may have the dysfunctional belief that “I am stupid” or “I am a failure and I will never succeed in life.” Cognitive Behavioral Therapy would teach the individual with ADHD to change the irrational thought that causes depression and feelings of hopelessness from “I am stupid and a failure” to “I have many strengths and positive qualities.”  This change in thinking and beliefs opens the individual to more possibilities and more realistic thoughts and positive feelings that will result in increased self-confidence and   self-esteem.