Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) In Burlington

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychological treatment that has been demonstrated to be effective for a range of problems including depression and anxiety disorders, alcohol and drug use problems, marital problems, eating disorders and severe mental illness. Numerous research studies suggest that CBT leads to significant improvement in functioning and quality of life. In many studies, CBT has been demonstrated to be as effective as, or more effective than, other forms of psychological therapy or psychiatric medications.

Who Can Provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

Registered psychotherapists and registered social workers can conduct this kind of therapy as long as they have the training. At Pillars of Wellness, all our counsellors are certified, trained and experienced in CBT.

What are the benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)?

• Better rationality

• Control your thinking

• Increase in self-confidence

• More relax and calm

• More positive overall

What CBT can treat?

Today, CBT can treat a wide range of conditions such as:

• Chronic pain

• Panic disorder

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

• Anxiety

• Depression

• Insomnia

• Social phobia

• Anger

• Marital conflict

• Borderline personality

• Eating disorders

• Chronic fatigue syndrome

• Other mental and physical conditions

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What happens during a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) session?

In your initial visit, you’ll explain your therapist understand the issue you’re dealing with and what you hope to achieve. Our counsellor will then suggest a treatment plan to help you get there.

The goals should be:






Sessions last an hour and take place once a week or once every other week, depending on various factors.

Open communication and feeling comfortable with your therapist are very important. Our counsellors are very approachable, personable with good bedside manners.

What techniques are used with CBT?

Depending on the therapist, some of the techniques often used with cognitive behavioral therapy will include usually 9 strategies:

1. Cognitive restructuring or reframing

2. Guided discovery

3. Exposure therapy

4. Journaling and thought records

5. Activity scheduling and behavior activation

6. Behavioural experiments

7. Relaxation and stress reduction techniques

8. Role playing

9. Successive approximation

Why Choose Pillars of Wellness?

At Pillars of Wellness, in Burlington, Ontario, we are proud to provide a truly integrated care approach that employs a variety of treatments to achieve faster recovery. Our clinic offers different services such as chiropractic, naturopathy, counselling, speech therapy, occupational therapy, yoga therapy, acupuncture, and holistic nutrition.

With multiple diverse services and specialities in one place, you’ll get the best care possible — without having to look elsewhere. Pillars of Wellness is your one-stop-health solution, located right here in Burlington.