Cognitive Behavioral Therapy NJ

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Types of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Are you looking for cognitive behavioral therapy in NJ for yourself or on behalf of a family member? The therapists at GATE provide high-quality, personalized CBT in NJ. We work with our clients to help them restructure their thoughts and change their behaviors. Contact GATE today to schedule a consultation with one of our staff.

Diagnosis

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is evidence based treatment that's clinically proven to treat anxiety disorders, depression, and other mood disorders. In addition to these, cognitive-behavioral therapy Is also considered a valuable tool to help people diagnosed with eating disorders, sleeping disorders, PTSD, phobias, substance abuse disorders, and obsessive-compulsive thought disorder.

Children

CBT in NJ helps children develop critical-thinking skills about their thought processes. Through cognitive therapy, children learn that the way they perceive themselves and the world through their thoughts leads to certain behaviors. CBT is recommended as a supplemental therapy for common diagnoses in children and can help them develop self-control, critical thinking, and a healthy self-image.

Adults

Our cognitive-behavioral therapy in NJ helps adults to rework their thought processes towards a specific goal. This particular talk therapy is useful because it has many applications and can apply to a multitude of specific issues such as stress, trauma, grief, depression, PTSD, and other mental illness

Play Therapy

Play therapy utilizes our innate desire to play to develop specific social, emotional, and developmental skills. Our cognitive-behavioral therapy in NJ uses play such as role-playing, simulation, and thought experiments to teach necessary life skills and coping mechanisms.

Therapy Made Easy

We want to make it as easy and stress-free as possible to get cognitive behavioral therapy in NJ. That's why we accept insurance, including Horizon and CIGNA. To learn more about our payment options, contact our therapists at GATE today.

How Does Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy Work?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a type of psychotherapy commonly known for the talking that takes place. Generally, the therapist guides the client through various thought exercises, experiments, and role-playing to help the client reframe their thought processes regarding a specific topic. Since CBT addresses the thought processes directly, it can be applied to any issue a client is experiencing. 

After an initial in person session(s), our therapist designs a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to your needs and goals. Based on those specifics, the therapist will lead you through various CBT techniques to help you restructure your thought processes, develop the skills necessary to identify and isolate unproductive or harmful thoughts and cultivate direct action to address these issues when they arise.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy at GATE

Our cognitive-behavioral therapy in NJ and Edison, NJ helps you target your specific mental health needs no matter your struggles, desires for therapy, or preferred duration of treatment. When you work with GATE, we’ll help identify the right duration for therapy, keep your sessions confidential, and customize your treatment plan around your unique situation.

Length of Therapy

Typical cognitive-behavioral therapy sessions at GATE last around 30 to 60 minutes and meet for about 12-20 weeks. However, at GATE, we prioritize the unique needs of each client. If you’ve gained the progress you were hoping to see by 8 weeks or 25, our therapists are here for your mental health growth.

Confidentiality

At GATE, your confidentiality is of top priority. You will work one-on-one with our therapists in a private and safe space where you can feel comfortable to open up and explore your mental health struggles without judgment. Your struggles and mental health are your business and your business alone.

Customized Treatment Plans

Our cognitive behavioral therapists in NJ don’t use a one-size-fits-all therapy model. We provide a wide variety of cognitive-behavioral therapy sessions such as individual sessions, parent-child sessions, family sessions, and group sessions. We work with you and your family to design the most suitable treatment plan, targeting your exact mental health needs.

Benefits of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

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Improved Self Esteem

Cognitive behavioral therapy can help to improve your self-perception. Our therapists will help you analyze the negative thoughts you have surrounding your self-image, demonstrating through self-reflection that these thoughts may not be based on reality. Then, our therapist will help you develop skills to identify when you are having negative thoughts, how they are affecting you, and what you can actively do to switch the narrative in your head.

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Healthy Coping Strategies

Cognitive behavioral therapy in NJ can also help you better understand how you react to certain stressors you face daily. Oftentimes, our mood is a direct result of how we think about certain situations, especially stressful situations or situations associated with past trauma. Our therapists will help you identify what is causing you to react a certain way and teach you coping skills that will change your behavior patterns over time.

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Improved Communication Skills

By using cognitive behavioral therapy as a tool, our clients are better able to understand themselves. Self-knowledge is essential for coming up with strategies to help improve your communication skills. Our therapists work with you to better understand how you interact with others and why your behavior in the past might have led to adverse outcomes.

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