I wanted to share a little bit about Therapy I go to. What it is & how it works.
(CBT) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that is designed to help thought patterns that typically cause distress in people.
Things like negative thoughts patterns that could be affecting low self esteem, relationship issues, and other mental health "disorders", that can lead to depression & anxiety.
In many cases people see a change within just 2 months but they have to be actively work on assignments & self educate.
To be more specific, CBT therapy/certified therapists can help with mental health disorders like [depression, anxiety, phobias, PTSD, sleep disorders, eating disorders, OCD, some levels of substance abuse, bipolar, Schizo, and sexual disorders]
See slide for some techniques and tools you will learn & use.
My way of thinking was everything negative you can think of. It has helped my perfectionism, the all or nothing, the never ending negative pattern events, dwelling on negatives, inciting that anything I ever accomplished was never good enough, assuming I was unlikeable, having an imbalance in thinking of blowing things out proportion vs shrinking the importance, self shame & criticizing, the amount of effort it took for me to be in a public place & not focus on who was around me, how they looked, how I looked, just so much!
A lot of people question the credentials of a CBT Therapist & basically they must have their Masters or doctors degree in psychology or in the field. + other credentials.
My sessions are far beyond what I imaged them to be. I left shame at the door, just dropped her ass, and I poured my whole dark truth knowing that without being 100% honest no matter how confusing and weird, dumb, not relatable I may sound, you can never fully recover.