Midwest Detox Center’s cognitive behavioral therapy program, also known as CBT, is designed to treat patients with mental health and substance use disorders. By identifying past traumas and treating them accordingly, our clinical and medical staff in our cognitive behavioral therapy program in Ohio helps each client reach their goal for recovery.
What Is a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy used to treat mental health and substance use disorders. This method used in addiction treatment programs helps manage anxiety, depression, and emotional trauma that can often lead to substance abuse. We help clients identify their negative thoughts, challenge them, and replace them with more realistic and objective ones.
CBT is one of the preferred types of psychotherapy because it can treat an extensive range of problems. Because of the way it is structured, a cognitive behavioral therapy program can help you quickly identify where issues and challenges reside.
Steps in CBT
Talk therapy is a proven way to manage stress disorders, mental illness, and addiction. Depending on what your psychotherapist suggests, CBT can be used independently or in combination with other treatments. When you seek treatment at Midwest Detox Center, here are the steps your cognitive behavioral therapy program will follow:
Identify Negative Situations
You and your psychotherapist will work together to determine the root of your problem. What is causing your anxiety? Is it a medical condition? Is it a mental health disorder? Your therapist will encourage you to talk about what negative situations in your life are causing your problems. This way, you can set goals together.
Bring Awareness to Your Emotions
When you have identified your goals, your therapist will encourage you to talk openly about your feelings and thoughts about them. You will talk about negative situations and how you interpret the meaning of the situation.
Identify Negative Thinking
Your therapist will ask you to identify when you feel negative about the situation you are talking about, which will help you determine where the anger or negativity is coming from and where to focus your efforts.
Reshape Negative Thinking
Your therapist will have you ask yourself if your view on the situation is factual or emotional. This way, you can start to understand if you have an inaccurate perception of the situation and how to handle those feelings moving forward.
Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
A cognitive behavioral therapy program can teach your brain a different way of seeing things and learning. By analyzing your thought process and understanding the difference between your emotions and reality, you can think more clearly.
CBT can benefit you in a number of ways including but not limited to:
- Gaining the ability to control your thinking
- Becoming more rational instead of allowing your thoughts to take over
- Develop new beliefs for more confidence
- Learning how to manage your anxiety so you feel calmer and more relaxed
- Learning how to control self-negativity so you can expect better future outcomes
Midwest Detox Center’s Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program
Before you begin your addiction therapy program, you and your therapist will discuss the length of treatment and other therapy programs you might consider using in combination with CBT.
CBT programs are generally short-term, anywhere from 5-20 sessions, depending on your situation. The length of the program is determined by several factors, such as the severity of symptoms and how quickly you make progress.
If you are ready to take control of your emotional disorder, Midwest Detox Center can help. Our therapists are prepared to start a partnership with you and help decide what form of treatment is best for you.
Along with our cognitive behavioral therapy program, we offer a number of services during and after treatment that includes:
- Residential addiction treatment
- Alumni program
- Alcohol detox program
- Drug detox program
- Heroin detox program