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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Tools and Techniques in the North Shore, Massachusetts

Struggling with mental health? Get in control and live your best life with cognitive behavioral therapy. You will learn practical skills to manage mental health challenges more effectively.

What is Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)?

American psychiatrist Aaron Beck discovered in the 1960s that our thoughts significantly impact our emotions and behaviors. He proposed that distorted thinking, like overgeneralizing negative experiences, could lead to depression. Based on this insight, CBT focuses on changing these thought patterns.

Today, it is a widely-researched, evidence-based approach to treating mental health issues like depression, anxiety, and more. Use of CBT can complement medication even for serious mental disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
CBT cannot cure physical symptoms, but it can help you deal with them better.

What Conditions Can Be Treated With Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

CBT works for many conditions. It can help with stress, insomnia, and chronic pain; it can help with substance abuse and relationship issues. Here are some conditions that CBT can help with:

Coping card therapy involves making digital or physical cards that detail symptoms, triggers, and negative thoughts and positive alternatives to replace these patterns. You can use them in challenging situations to shift from irrational to logical thinking.

Coping Card is a mobile app with a virtual version of coping cards. You can create and update your digital coping cards, personalize your strategies, affirmations, and relaxation techniques, and track your progress.

Download the app here, before your first session.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Benefits

CBT is a practical, non-pharmacological therapy. It lets you set and accomplish specific goals within a short period of time.
It usually takes 5–20 sessions and gives you skills and techniques to manage your mental health without medication, such as cognitive restructuring, problem-solving, and behavioral activation. People of all ages can use it, individually or with a partner.

What Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Tools and Techniques We Use

Coping Card Therapy Assistance


Worry-Decision Tree

Worry-decision tree is a visual CBT tool for managing worries. You can break your concerns down into decisions and possibilities. This gives you a more rational view of your thoughts.

You can use it as a guide to cope with your worries in the Coping Card mobile app.

Download the app here, before your first session.

Get started with your therapy by scheduling a consultation with us.

How We Can Support You

At Alta MH, we see you as a whole person, not just your symptoms. Our goal is to help you improve your mental health in a meaningful way – guiding and supporting you in changing your thoughts, feelings, and actions for lasting improvements and a happier, brighter future.

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