Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy approach that can be helpful in working with overwhelming emotions and improving relationships. For example, in working with anxiety, we might identify triggers or environmental stressors that lead to anxiety and then explore specific positive coping and self-soothing strategies that help you de-escalate.
In working to improve your relationships, we might use CBT to explore and build on interpersonal skills, such as setting healthy boundaries and identifying and expressing needs in a way that is most effective in connecting with others.
We use this approach to stay balanced - to access our emotions but not become overwhelmed by them, to be able to problem-solve while also listening to intuition and connecting authentically with others.
I have additional training in CBT that includes completing the Practice-Based Intensive Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Training through the DBT National Certification and Accreditation Association. DBT is a specific type of CBT and I often use interventions from this approach that focus on positive coping and interpersonal skills.