“The staff was so kind and the house was beautiful. It was so much better than the hospital.”

— Bridges to Recovery Alumnus
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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Mental health disorders can lead to damaging patterns of thought and behavior that perpetuate psychological suffering and impair your ability to function in a healthy way. Even if you understand the causes of your emotions and actions, you may feel incapable of creating meaningful change and finding relief from intrusive psychological symptoms. In order to effectively manage your illness and begin the recovery process, it is vital to disrupt maladaptive coping mechanisms and learn the practical skills you need to create emotional and behavioral harmony. At Bridges to Recovery, we offer concrete steps to healing through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidence-based therapeutic modality that has been shown to significantly improve outcomes for people suffering from a broad range of mental health disorders.


Therapeutic Value

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is a goal-oriented therapeutic practice that focuses on specific problems occurring in the present. Rather than an open-ended exploration of the roots of your distress, CBT offers structured intervention to address your current struggles in a way that promotes both immediate and long-term change. Your therapist will help you identify and interrupt negative thoughts and beliefs and replace them with more accurate, productive, and positive alternatives. Through this process, you gain greater control over your own perceptions and reactions. Our highly skilled clinicians employ a variety of tools to help you overcome damaging cognitive patterns and resultant behaviors, including visualization, role-playing, and journaling.

Benefits of our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy include:

  • Learning new coping skills to give you healthy alternatives for understanding and processing distress
  • Changing damaging beliefs by replacing maladaptive thought processes with more realistic and productive approaches
  • Empowering you to take control of your emotions and behaviors and engaging your natural self-healing abilities
  • Developing tools for lasting psychological wellness that you can draw on in your everyday life

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at Bridges to Recovery

Bridges to Recovery creates a supportive environment in which you can engage in the therapeutic process safely and effectively with the guidance of highly skilled professionals and compassionate peers. With a maximum of six clients at a time in each facility, we provide an intimate group experience tailored to the needs of the group members, ensuring that each client is heard and validated. The group format can provide significant benefits for participants, as it allows for members to share their struggles with others who have firsthand experience dealing with the effects of mental health disorders, and benefit from the collective wisdom of the group. The Cognitive Behavioral Therapy group at Bridges can help you identify and remove obstacles to healing and find relief from disordered thinking, allowing you to move forward with newfound control and the ability to create a more joyful life.

We invite you to contact us for more information about our Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group, and how Bridges to Recovery can help you or your loved one suffering from a mental health disorder.

“The staff was so kind and the house was beautiful. It was so much better than the hospital.”

— Bridges to Recovery Alumnus