Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy was originally developed to treat clinical depression. This therapeutic approach has since come to show efficiency in treating a large variety of mental illnesses and general psychological challenges.

Recommendations of The Danish Health Board

The Danish Health Board recommends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the treatment of depression, schizophrenia, bulimia, ADHD in adults, OCD and anxiety in children. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the only treatment the Danish Health Board recommends for treating anxiety in children. They have not released any recommendations concerning treatment of anxiety in adults, but significant research shows a positive effect in using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Cognition

The word “cognition” comes from Latin and translates into ”thought”.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy then in rough terms translates into thought-behavior-therapy. It implies that a great part of the treatment consists in investigating the clients thought patterns. Are you continuously caught up in so-called thought-traps? If so, you can seek assistance from a trained professional in identifying your specific thought-traps and learn solutions to resolve them.

Behavior

The behavior part of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy consists in identifying the behavior that plays a role in maintaining the current issue. It might be that the level of activity is low due to depression or the activity of eating compulsively in relations to bulimia. When the problematic behavior is identified collaborative work is done to gradually change the behavior by use of methods in relations to concrete, measurable and realistic goals. Are you for instance afraid of dogs? The first step might be to look at a dog on a leash from a distance. Then you gradually work your way closer to the dog in a tempo realistic to the specific client.

Can it help me?

If you would like to know more about Kortex Psykologerne and whether we will be able to help you, you are very welcome to contact us on phone: +45 42940690 , through secure mail or during an appointment which can be booked online here.