The evidence-based therapy approach known as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) deals with dysfunctional ideas and emotions. This technique benefits those struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders; it helps them connect with the rehabilitation process and become more aware of thought processes. We use CBT with our clients in individual and group sessions at Redpoint to help them manage stress and develop the coping skills they need to face the obstacles on their road to recovery.

What Is CBT?  

CBT is one of the most often utilized and studied forms of psychotherapy. The evidence-based psychotherapy (EBP) paradigm has been termed the “gold standard” of psychotherapies and is highly regarded for its effectiveness.

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In CBT, concepts of healing and exercises are employed to enable people to change their beliefs and behaviors that were previously detrimental. Ultimately, our objective at Redpoint is for our clients to feel balanced, less pessimistic, and more conscious of the critical moments that shape their thoughts and behaviors.

We recognize that our clients’ thoughts and feelings may, directly and indirectly, impact their health and well-being as they go through the recovery process. In order to help our clients develop more effective coping mechanisms, we use a method called “grounding” that involves teaching them healthy behaviors.

When Do We Utilize CBT?

We use a combination of cognitive and behavioral exercises to help patients recover, balance their lives, and develop healthy habits. Patients who benefit from CBT have the chance to learn practical methods for identifying and altering negative thoughts and feelings that may be impeding their recovery.

Our CBT program is utilized for treating some of the following:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Social interaction and reaction
  • Phobias
  • Stress-induced concerns
  • Anger
  • Eating disorders

Addiction and mental health issues can make controlling one’s thoughts and actions difficult. Using CBT with the guidance of a qualified expert, we can help our clients better understand and manage their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

CBT and Treating Addiction

CBT helps each individual understand their unique circumstances in relation to their substance use struggles. In this way, it may identify personal factors that contributed to the development of an addiction and assist in eliminating triggers or self-destructive behaviors. During treatment at Redpoint, we help our clients to be aware of any automatic thinking that may have contributed to their substance use issues.

During CBT, we use logic to challenge problematic preconceptions. By creating fresh viewpoints, we help each of our clients get a better understanding of the impact of past events on current sentiments. As a result, we assist our clients in focusing on the present rather than the past. Rather than blaming ourselves, we may confront our concerns and embrace the present rather than criticize it.

Going Deeper With CBT  

According to CBT theory, our thoughts, feelings, physiological experiences, and actions are connected. Our thoughts and actions influence our emotions. Changing one of them may have a ripple effect on the others. It is common for people to get into thinking and reaction habits that amplify their feelings of anxiety or distress. CBT works by helping a person recognize and change detrimental thought and behavioral patterns to feel better about themselves. With CBT, you’ll have access to a wide range of approaches that may help you here and now.

CBT is a kind of therapy in which a therapist actively works with each client to help them achieve their objectives and provide a secure space in which they may work on changing their negative habits or thoughts. To help them on their road to recovery, clients learn that they have the power to influence their own thoughts and actions right now.

Relapse Prevention With CBT

Redpoint teaches clients how to stay sober for the long term by teaching them practical and goal-oriented techniques that help them avoid circumstances that might lead to a relapse. Our clients become self-sufficient and self-aware as they go through our program. Each day, clients will practice these skills with their families and friends as they work toward their long-term recovery objectives.

How Much Time Does CBT Take?

It is possible to notice the benefits of CBT in as little as a few sessions, whether it is administered alone or in a group setting. The amount of time spent using CBT in therapy may vary for each individual. As a result, the length of CBT therapy sessions may be shortened or extended depending on the client’s circumstances.

Based on the degree of stress, period of struggle, personal experience, and support systems outside, our facility can decide the best course of action for each client’s unique situation. The treatment strategy may evolve as the client’s condition improves to meet their specific needs. Each of our clients is given the utmost care and attention so that they may achieve a full recovery.

The First Step Toward Recovery With Redpoint  

Treatment for addiction or mental health concerns may be a considerable prospect for many individuals. Redpoint believes that addiction and mental health therapy can be attained with the right direction and support. Long-term rehabilitation is made easier at Redpoint because of the supportive environment and the high caliber of our clinical and support personnel. Every client who walks through Redpoint’s doors has frequent clinical and medical staff access. As a result, all of our clients may improve their coping methods both inside and outside of our facility.

For more information about cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) or any other aspect of our program or facility, call Redpoint today at (303) 710-8496.

If you have questions about Redpoint Center's mental health rehab and drug programs in Boulder, Larimer, or Garfield County, please call (888) 509-3153 or text us now.