The Chesapeake Center
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) places a strong emphasis on helping you develop tools to reduce emotional over-reactions.
Some individuals with ADHD are hypersensitive to stress and rejection. Our CBT psychotherapy will teach you tools to feel calmer, to better manage your emotional reactions and to identify the negative thought patterns that contribute to your emotional upsets.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) was originally developed to treat depression, but a growing body of research shows that it is also an effective treatment for adolescents and adults with ADHD. CBT provides clear benefits including higher self-esteem, greater self-confidence, increased productivity and more happiness.
CBT works by teaching individuals to recognize self-defeating patterns of thinking called “cognitive distortions” that perpetuate problem behaviors. It’s no wonder that a teen or adult with ADHD has low self-esteem and expects negative outcomes after feeling overwhelmed and making mistakes daily for years. CBT helps to turn that self-defeating process around.
Living with ADHD and anxiety can cause negative thoughts and behavior due to under-achievement and poor executive functioning. At Chesapeake, we have developed a modified CBT program that emphasizes the development of attention, organization, and focus.
Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy:
How Long does CBT take?
CBT is designed as a short-term, goal-oriented, practical treatment approach that helps clients to feel better about themselves and their future. Research shows that as few as a dozen group or individual sessions can help clients make effective, positive changes in their daily lives.