How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help With Anxiety

Jan 3, 2024

Ever find yourself stuck in the spin cycle of anxious thoughts? Join the club! Let’s grab a virtual coffee and chat about how parent coaching and therapy can help you find your way out of negative thought spin cycles faster. Spoiler alert: we’re all in this together, and there’s a way out of the worry loop. Ready to feel better? Let’s dive in!

As a nationally recognized therapist, one of my favorite forms of treatment for anxiety is Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT can benefit clients of all ages, even younger children and teens! I find it really helpful in working with kids experiencing anxiety to build productive thought patterns to replace those pesky negative ones. So, how exactly does it work?

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps overcome the overwhelm! It starts with breaking problems down into their parts, which are different areas that affect each other. These areas are situations, thoughts, emotions, physical feelings, and actions. When we look at a problem this way, our thoughts about certain situations can impact how we feel about them and respond.

CBT can relieve anxiety, as it works to stop the confusing swirl of thoughts and feelings in its tracks when we begin to look deeper into the pattern. If we can stop this cycle and break down the things that make you or your child feel anxious, we can make those nervous feelings more manageable. What that means is that cognitive behavioral therapy can help you or your child manage anxiety and feel better.

Cognitive behavioral therapy is especially helpful with anxiety as it is structured and goal-oriented; this therapy can help you to add tools to your coping skills toolbox to be able to manage anxiety quicker than you might be able to with other forms of treatment.

CBT is also collaborative; as your therapist, I will work with you to find a solution that works for you, no matter where you’re at in life. Your feedback on how you feel like your new skills are helping in between sessions will help us to adjust, and find the best way for you to use this lifelong tool!
All in all, Cognitive behavioral therapy is one treatment that can help with anxiety, among many tools that I use in my work with each client I work with. Interested in working with me or learning more about CBT and anxiety? Reach out here!