CBT Shows Us That Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors Are Connected.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an intervention which allows for you to change how you think, feel, and see the world around you. Humans are complex and so are the life and ecological systems created throughout your life. Utilizing CBT will assist in understanding why you feel and believe in certain ways.

CBT Is Versatile, Perfect for Children, Teens, and Adults

There are many options under CBT for children, teens, and adults.

For children and teens, I particularly like to work with Legos while asking CBT questions and exploring responses provided. While the individual is building, I asked questions such as:

  • “Has an adult ever tried to make you change in a way you didn’t like?”

I have received several answers such as:

  • “Yeah my dad wanted me to play baseball but I don’t like to play baseball.”
  • “My mom is always trying to get me to wear clothes I don’t like. She is always trying to get me to wear pink and I hate the color pink.”

We explore these responses together and gather more information as the child discovers more about themselves. We also discuss how the child can approach a difficult topic with their parent(s) so they can feel heard and feel they have agency in the relationship.