Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
CBT stands for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on how our thoughts influence our feelings and behaviors. The goal of CBT is to increase a client’s awareness of his or her thoughts, actions and the consequences of each. Through this process, clients gain a better understanding of their own motivations and the role of drug abuse in their lives.
CBT is grounded in the idea that negative thinking leads to unwanted feelings and behaviors. One thing you are likely to hear at Cornerstone Recovery Center is “First Thought Wrong!” This is a simple way to check our thinking. Years of substance use and/or psychiatric symptoms tend to lead to a habit of ineffective thoughts and behaviors.
We act as a coach and teammate to not just understand the source of negative thoughts that lead to substance use, and the feelings that occur following. We use CBT interventions in both group and individual settings. We teach clients to challenge thoughts that work against them and develop new patterns of thinking and behavior that lead to more productive outcomes.
We are a facility with a “small town” feel to it. This means that every licensed therapist and staff member is available to a client and we’re all working out of the same playbook. No one is overlooked. We provide non-judgmental therapy. We don’t believe in guilt trips; we believe in the healing power of recovery and the client’s capacity to change.