Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in Toronto

When researching different forms of therapy, one of the first ones you’ll likely come across is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

CBT has been proven to increase happiness and fulfillment and decrease stress and anxiety.

CBT can treat a wide range of issues because of its focus on thought and cognition.

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)?

Woman attending CBT at KMA Therapy in Toronto

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an action-based form of therapy that helps you gain control over your feelings and actions by examining the thoughts you have daily.

It’s one of the most heavily researched and evidence-based forms of therapy available, making it a top solution for a wide range of issues.

It is centred on the idea that you have control over your feelings and actions, which are governed by the cognitions (thoughts) that you have daily.

How does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy work?

CBT differs slightly from regular counselling or psychotherapy sessions because it’s action-based.

During Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, your therapist will help you identify any negative thought patterns and beliefs you have, and establish strategies to change them.

Your therapist will work with you on engaging and eye-opening exercises during sessions and ask you to complete homework during the week.

What issues does Cognitive Behavioural Therapy treat?

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is effective for a wide range of issues, including anxiety and depression.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you to:

  • Achieve healthier and more fulfilling relationships
  • Create more confidence in your career
  • Developing confidence in dating
  • Combat anxiety and depression

While CBT can be quite rigorous, it offers many benefits.

Three benefits of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy are:

  1. Helping you understand the negative automatic thoughts that form your belief systems
  2. Identifying people, events, and situations in your life that have reinforced these negative beliefs
  3. Challenging these negative beliefs and developing new, functional cognitions

These benefits provide insight into the challenges you’re facing and help you develop skills to live a healthier, more fulfilling life.

What happens during Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at KMA Therapy?

‍Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapy process at KMA begins with three simple steps. 

Our CBT services are covered under your health insurance plan under Psychologist services. As a client in our practice, we are strongly dedicated to helping you resolve your issues in a professional and safe environment.

1. 50-Minute Introductory Session

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at KMA Therapy begins with a 50-minute consultation with one of our intake counsellors. 

The fee for 50-minute consultations is $190 and is usually covered by your workplace benefits package.

In these fifty minutes, we will ask important questions to determine:

  • The nature of your challenges
  • The treatment approach needed
  • A better sense of your personality and what you need from the therapy process

Woman beginning Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at KMA Therapy in Toronto

These questions are important to help us match you with the therapist who will be the best fit for you.

Your introductory session is also a great time for you to ask the therapist any questions you have about the therapy process.

We will then provide you with a customized plan of action - including the therapist best suited to your needs, a recommended duration of therapy, and any additional psychological testing or services which could support you.

2. 50-Minute Weekly Sessions

After your introductory session, you will attend 50-minute sessions with your assigned therapist every week.

Your therapist will guide you through the treatment plan, goals, and objectives set in your initial consultation. 

3. Finish and Evaluate

After completing the recommended program, you’ll attend another consultation appointment to reflect on what your experience was like. 

Everyone takes a different amount of time to work through issues, so if you’re still struggling, we may recommend continued CBT to keep you on the right track. 

If you’ve made significant improvements with the issues you’re facing and are confident about your ability to move forward, your weekly therapy sessions will end here. 

We will provide you with additional resources to support you as you move forward, and you are welcome to return for a check-in session at any time.

How can I book an appointment for CBT at KMA Therapy?

Beginning Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at KMA is as easy as completing our online registration form. Our care coordinator will reach out to you with more information about your introductory appointment.

We have five locations throughout Toronto, as well as online therapy options. 

To learn more about CBT, give us a call at 416 487 6288.

To learn more about CBT, read: What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy? Pros & Cons

To explore other forms of therapy, visit our Therapies page.

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