Talking to adolescents about their complex emotions may seem like a difficult task. Fortunately, cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) can help teens and kids work through their feelings and problems.
What is cognitive behavior therapy?
At Canyon River Ranch, our cognitive-behavioral therapies seek to make our clients aware of their irrational and negative thinking, self-defeating and self-reinforcing inappropriate behavior, and to replace them with rational thinking and appropriate, goal-oriented, effective behaviors. For example, if a teen tells themselves that they are stupid, our therapist may challenge this thought by asking them to replace with a positive statement about what their good at.
How long is cognitive behavioral therapy?
The number of recommended session of CBT can vary on the the specific client. However,the average number of sessions teens attends is 16.
What are the benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy?
Unfortunately, it’s quite common for teens with behavior issues to struggle with anxiety or depression. Because of this, teens may face major self-esteem issues. With the help of CBT, adolescents can learn how to cope with these negative feelings.
What are the key concepts of cognitive behavioral therapy?
Key concepts of CBT include imagery exercises, journaling, thought stopping, and cognitive restructuring. These concepts teach clients to replace debilitating, self-defeating, and absolute beliefs with more appropriate, less absolute beliefs.
Is medication used for cognitive behavior therapy?
There are several pros and cons of using medication during cognitive behavior therapy. In some cased, medication can enhance treatment effectiveness. If a client is considering medication, we will refer the client to a psychiatrist.
Contact Canyon River Ranch in Utah to Begin Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Canyon River Ranch recognizes the importance of cognitive behavior therapy for certain students. Our therapists and clients develop a relationship through therapist listening, understanding, and the developing of trust warmth, and acceptance. If you believe your teen will benefit from therapy, contact Canyon River Ranch in Utah today at (801) 695-1016.