Putting Your Negative Thoughts On Trial: A CBT Technique

Negative or unhelpful thoughts can perpetuate harmful beliefs we hold about ourselves and our lives. This can be the basis for continuing to feel upsetting emotions, including depression and anxiety. Before we dive into some proven cognitive behavior strategies to reduce these thinking patterns, a disclaimer: Negative thinking can certainly be unhelpful and continue cycles... Continue Reading →

CBT Strategy: Naming the Voice

Cognitive Behavior Therapy comes with many great strategies and interventions, but at it's core, it is simply challenging and changing unhelpful thinking patterns, which in turn influence our emotional and behavioral responses to situations. However, our thoughts can be POWERFUL and convincing, so how do we even see what thoughts to change? Let's dive in... Continue Reading →

Therapy Games: Jenga DIY Edition

When working with children in therapy, play therapy is often intertwined into the sessions in order to keep kiddos engaged and entertained, while also taking away something of value. There are websites that sell specific therapy games, but these can be on the more expensive side. A cheaper alternative is to purchase or use already-owned... Continue Reading →

Cognitive Behavior Therapy | The Basics

Cognitive Behavior Therapy, or CBT, is a widely used, evidence-based, and proven therapy that many clinicians use for clients with depression, anxiety, and trauma to name a few things. Cognitive Behavior Therapy, founded  by Aaron T. Beck, also possesses a handful of variations, therapies of which hold the basics of CBT, but have been altered... Continue Reading →

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