My clinic is the first one on Aruba that can offer cognitive behavioural psychotherapy. Cognitive behavioural psychotherapy, often shortened ”CBT” is a systematic and goal-oriented
treatment. Its one of a few forms of psychology- and psychotherapy that is scientifically
tested and found to be effective in hundreds of clinical trials over the world, for many
different psychological disorders.
In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more limited in duration, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors.
Cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy is a relatively short-term, focus therapy for clients who
have a wide range of psychological problems like:
Cognitive behavior therapy is based on the cognitive model:
The way we perceive situations influences how we feel emotionally. We are interpreting our ”world” in many different ways. The way people have learned to look at themselves, others and the ”world” will either help them or stop them to live a life in a good balanced mood. When people are in distress, their perspective is often inaccurate and their thoughts may be unrealistic. Our way of thinking makes a big impact in how we emotionally feels and how we behave. Psychological and psychiatric problems can develop a lot of dysfunctional core beliefs about ourselves, our self confidence and can limit our way of living a healthy life. Cognitive behavior therapy helps people identify their distressing thoughts and evaluate how realistic the thoughts are.
The psychotherapist learns clients to change their distorted thinking. Cognitive therapy helps the client to learn, new effective self-help skills. When clients are taught to think more realistically, they will feel better. The emphasis in the therapy is consistently on solving problems and initiating behavioral changes.
Most clients enjoy that they gets weekly homeworks where they have to explore and tray new
thoughts and behaviours! Until now i have successfully treated Aruban clients who had problems with:
Post traumatic stress disorder
social phobia, ( fear of talking in front of other people)
Agoraphobia (fear of being at crowded, open places) and
relationships problem with couples.
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