Lovespeak Counselling:Marriage and Individual
1301 Cordone Ave.
Reno, NV 89502
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Hours of Operation9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tues & Thur 5:30-8:00 pm
Professor Aaron Beck developed CBT in the 1960's for treatment of depression but it has been very successful in treating a wide range of emotional and psychological problems. CBT works extremely well by helping the counselee to actually think about their thinking, because our thoughts affect the way we feel and subsequently determines our behavior. CBT effects change by first examining the facts of the situation, past patterns of thinking and reacting, and explores alternative ways of thinking and responding to those situations. Most are unaware that it is not the events that cause problems in our lives, it is our interpretation of those events. Subsequently, we may react poorly, guided by negative thinking that only compounds these distressing events. CBT helps us to see the bigger picture and view such events more objectively and effectively to bring about meaningful change.
Counseling should not work to treat the symptoms associated with their maladaptive behaviors or dysfunctional thinking rather it must strive to determine their cause. Imagine going to a doctor who only treats the symptoms of your disease after expensive testing and the use of costly drugs but has little or no interest in finding the cause. While you might be happy living with less pain, would you be satisfied that nothing is being done to find a cure? Likewise, do you desire a way to mask the problems you face or find a solution to them? It is more beneficial for you to be able to develop problem solving and communication skills to help you meet the challenges that daily confront your life in order to achieve the happiness you desire as well as improve your spiritual, emotional and physical well being. CBT has enjoyed a phenomenal success doing just that! The majority of marriages and families experience a difference in just weeks and are well on their way to a better life in twenty weeks or less. This is true only where all parties have actually put forth a realistic effort to make meaningful changes in their life.
CBT CONCEPT IS BIBLICAL
In reality, the Cognitive Concept was first taught over two thousand years ago and is recorded in Romans 12:1,2; it is the first step to restoring our relationship with God (John 3:5) and to receive the healing we all desire. We draw closer to Christ in the transformation of our mind, exchanging carnal thinking with godly thinking, thereby changing both feelings and behavior. In this process, you allow Him to speak to you and become the difference in your life, whether married or single, and the savior of your soul. Then you will discover and take hold of the peace, happiness and spiritual fulfillment God wills for your life and what your heart earnestly desires. Likewise, the CBT counseling model as indicated earlier, works to change the way we think, which alters the way we feel that in turn changes our behavior and the way we either react or respond to the problems facing us, whether we are a believer or unbeliever. It will prepare us for our career, how to manage others or work with those having authority over us, how to get along and work well with others. This counseling offer the formula for success! Using proven techniques along with the a Temperament Profile Analysis, described elsewhere on this site, CBT seeks to identify the thinking that causes destructive behavior patterns. Through the process of awareness of dysfunctional thinking, we work together to transform the mind to engage in more functional thinking, enabling one to make better choices and find either godly or more acceptable ways to meet our needs. Be prepared for life!