Gateway Foundation: WHAT IS COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY (CBT)?
WHAT IS COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL
THERAPY (CBT)? Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an
evidence-based practice that focuses on how thoughts, beliefs and
attitudes affect an individual’s feelings and behavior. The primary goal
of CBT is to change destructive behavior and thought patterns.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBT?
There are many benefits of utilizing CBT during treatment,
Encourages the patient to accept and work on
their problems while coming up with solutions
Prevents addiction relapse
Replaces detrimental thinking patterns with
Modifies harmful behavioral patterns
Helps patient develop healthy coping
HOW IS CBT PRACTICED AT
GATEWAY FOUNDATION? Gateway Foundation’s
therapists assist patients in finding and practicing effective strategies
to address detrimental behaviors and in developing coping skills for
stressors. With compassionate therapists, patients talk through the ways
they think and feel in difficult situations to help them respond to
future situations in more positive ways. It is used in individual and
group therapy settings. CBT is one of the many evidence-based practices utilized at
Gateway Foundation. In order to ensure the best chance of a successful
outcome other evidence-based practices are also utilized at Gateway
Since 1968 our goal has been
straightforward: to help clients get their life back on track and achieve
a life of sobriety, free from drug use and symptoms of mental illness,
that is productive, socially responsible and healthy. Gateway
Foundation is the largest nonprofit treatment provider in the country
that specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, providing
treatment for men, women, adolescents and clients diagnosed with
co-occurring mental health disorders.
Gateway's professional clinicians help thousands of individuals
successfully complete treatment by developing a personalized plan that
treats the underlying causes of substance abuse—not just addiction to
drugs or alcohol.
Call 877.505.HOPE (4673) to learn more about our treatment