Category Archives: Therapy

My Spouse Just Entered Rehab – How Did I Miss the Problem?

My Spouse Just Entered Rehab – How Did I Miss the Problem?It’s only natural to feel as though you should know everything about your spouse. Sadly, this isn’t always the case; unless you have Sherlock Holmes-style powers of observation and deduction, you’re unlikely to be aware of every single thing going on with your husband or wife. The important thing is to not blame or criticize yourself for not knowing something, not only for the sake of your own self-esteem, but also to ensure that the focus remains firmly fixed on the person who really needs the help.  Continue reading

What Is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which is often part of drug and/or alcohol treatment programs, is a form of psychotherapy that is based on the concept that changing a person’s negative thoughts and behavior patterns can have a powerful effect on their emotions. It emphasizes the important role our thoughts have in how we feel and what we do. CBT helps identify, analyze, and then change, counterproductive behaviors and thoughts. This helps alleviate feelings of anxiety and depression and facilitates change.

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