Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a well-researched, empirically validated type of talk therapy (psychotherapy) that helps you to become aware of inaccurate, unhelpful, and negative thinking patterns. Then, with this new awareness, your therapist will support you to challenge how you perceive yourself, others, or difficult situations and to respond to them in more adaptive ways so you can get back to enjoying your life more fully.

CBT can be a very helpful tool in treating mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety disorders (e.g., social phobia, panic disorder, etc.), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); however, CBT is not limited to people with a mental health diagnosis. CBT can be a very effective therapy for those who simply want further skills to cope with stress and the ups and downs of life.

Angela has received extensive training in CBT from Medical University of South Carolina, the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, as well as the Canadian Traumatology Institute.

If you live in Kitchener-Waterloo and you think CBT could be helpful to you, call or text Angela at 519-577-3162 or email angela@headsansheartspsychotherapy.ca to set up an appointment or a free consultation.